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What Causes a Radiator to Burst?

by Thomas Brintzenhofe; Updated September 18, 2017

A few things can cause a radiator to burst, including a blown head gasket and brittle plastic. Discover how a blown head gasket puts pressure on the radiator cap with tips from a certified master mechanic in this free video on car car accessories.

About the Author

Thomas Brintzenhofe has been a certified mechanic for more than 14 years, and a certified master mechanic for more than eight years. He is a General Motors certified driveability technician, an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanic and a trained automotive instructor. Brintzenhofe owned and operated a fully functional automotive repair garage for four years. He currently works as an industrial heavy equipment mechanic for International Steel Group in Coatesville, Pa.

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