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Could the cold air intake not connected cause overheating / radiator to blow out?


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ashabells
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Mar 18, 2019, 12:16 AM

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Could the cold air intake not connected cause overheating / radiator to blow out? Sign In

Hi Everyone,

I recently had a situation where the radiator blew out on my car after it overheated. I found when opening up the engine, that my mechanic had not connected the cold air intake when changing the air filter. The service was about 2 weeks before this, and the car had been driving odd beforehand. Could these be connected? When I phoned my mechanic he denied it and said the two systems weren't related, and said to go elsewhere to get it fixed. Its a Mitsubushi Outlander, 2005 around 220,000kms :)

Thank you!


(This post was edited by ashabells on Mar 18, 2019, 12:17 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 18, 2019, 3:12 AM

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Re: Could the cold air intake not connected cause overheating / radiator to blow out? Sign In

"NO" is the end answer. Now questions on what this system is you speak of if aftermarket to assertively cool air get rid of that it's wrecking your car.
Heard of this cooling air via even A/C is robbing power, creating heat to do so and just get heated up fast later so fuel will atomize or it would always be like flooded.


Concept: Cold air is denser = more air to make use of for power but still if not compressed vapor you get soot or unburned fuel.
Any vehicle model year 2005 cooling system should have been serviced and or radiator replaced as seen fit during routine checks along the way. It's just now warming up in many places better than the normal cooler of Winter covers up a lousy radiator or cooling system.


First word is answer to the question. If cold air intake was disabled and in that state works as intended it would not cause overheating. Poor heat exchange for any reason on a long list would plus as badly overheated as you said almost certain now damage has occurred air or vapor inside from boiling doesn't exchange heat there goes engine gaskets and parts,


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