My radiator had been leaking badly recently. I noticed the top radiator hose had a hole in it, so i replaced it with silicone radiator hoses. Thinking the problem was fixed, i took it for a test drive today, only to find my car was still overheating and smoking! I immediately drove back to my house (1/2 mile away) and opened the hood to find a crack in the endtank shooting antifreeze all over my engine bay.
Can i seal this endtank leak somehow, or buy a new endtank? i really don't want to have to buy a whole new radiator. also, i was searching and realized this could be related to a headgasket failure, but how do i know for sure? and if so, what do you think caused it? i recently went to stage 1 before i noticed the smoke, but before that the radiator fluid would never stay in the resevoir, but would stay in the tank with the radiator cap and didn't overheat so i didn't worry about it. please offer some advice!