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So I’ve finally gotten rid of the leaks in the system to come outside and find a small puddle under my car. What is this for?
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From? Probably the lower radiator hose, Possibly the clamp might only need a squeeze (PITA as they may be the factory style spring clamps work better) worst case scenario your side tanks are seeping/cracked and you’ll need a new radiator.
 

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From? Probably the lower radiator hose, Possibly the clamp might only need a squeeze (PITA as they may be the factory style spring clamps work better) worst case scenario your side tanks are seeping/cracked and you’ll need a new radiator.
It’s a brand new radiator, it seems to be coming from the nipple in the picture but i let it warm up and it isn’t pouring out, it stopped in fact.
 

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That isn’t a nipple, it’s simply an alignment tab to hold the radiator in place. The fact that it’s temperature dependent tells me it’s probably the hose and/or clamp. Try moving the clamp closer to the flare on the radiator outlet, it might get a little bore bite and hold the seal
 

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It's leaking higher than the bottom of the bottom hose. If you look at the screw of the worm clamp, you can see a drop of coolant beginning to form.
 

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Brand new radiator and used hoses? If so, get some new ones. And as mentioned, use the factory squeeze on clamps if you still have them. You won't find a better clamp, but you will cuss a few times when using them. Worm clamps can come loose over time as the hose shrinks.

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