Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Forester XT
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
New radiator blown after 3 months
I got a leaky radiator replaced in February, and the new one is leaking. I immediately suspected the radiator cap, so I got a new one yesterday. The car is currently at a shop now awaiting another radiator.
My questions are:
(1) Is there anything besides a bad radiator cap that could cause the radiator to blow so early?
(2)When I realized that I had a radiator leak, the temp gauge went above the second line, but never made it into the red. It stayed there for no more than 2 minutes. Is this enough to cause HG problems?
(3)The shop that installed the radiator has offered to replace the radiator, but seeing as this could have been caused by a bad radiator cap, is that fair for them to eat the cost?
2005 Obsidian Black Pearl XT w/4eat