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    If the leak is from the drain plug, see if it's loose. If the leak is from a metal part of the radiator, take it to a specialist who will remove the radiator, solder it, and reinstall it. If the leak is from an end tank -- the top or bottom portions of the radiator -- and the end tank is plastic, time to say goodbye to the radiator. If the leak is a hose, replace it with the correct hose plus new clamps. Sometimes the leak is from the radiator's fitting to the hose; in this case the radiator also needs replacement.
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    leaking coolant as well

    Hey guys i have somewhat a similar situation as well.

    In reference to the engine picture with the heat tank..the hose going towards the turbo seems to be the source of where it's leaking for my car. I tightened the end of where it was leaking (the end towards the turbo) and that seemed to solve the problem.

    the following day however, I checked the metal heat tank and saw coolant on top of it..it seems like it may be coming from the same hose going towards the turbo.

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    This is common. New hose and clamp potentially in order. One piece of advice given to me by Trainrex here that was very helpful was to make sure the hose fitting does not have residue or corrosion on it, otherwise you may be unable to get a good seal with the new hose and new clamp.
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    Its clear that the heater tanks in pre 05 models are problematic, because the 06 upwards have all these plastic ones.
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