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post #8 of (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 03, 04:50 PM
BillK
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Marty,
Any up to date auto shop should have a combustion gas anylizer. You take the radiator cap off, place this device in its place and run the engine. The device has a clear tube filled with a special fluid. If the fluid changes color, there is combustion gas getting into the cooling system. Very simple test. Some guys use an AC leak detector, but I am not certain as to its accuracy.
Hope this helps,

Bill Koustenis
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Waldorf Md
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner


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