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Old 03-03-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Default what could be damaged if a radiator cap is left off?

I gave my 98 civic over to a stealership for a timing belt, water pump, valve job. They left the radiator cap off and it was driven for a few days before my wife noticed that the vents stopped putting out heat at stoplights and a coolant smell.

What might be damaged? They're signing something before I leave tomorrow [:@]
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:51 PM
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Default RE: what could be damaged if a radiator cap is left off?

If the engine did not overheat, then the engine is probably fine. If the engine overheated, then you may have problems down the line.
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