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can i start with no radiator fluid

k as yall saw a week or two ago the truck got wrecked and the radiator and all is shot an when i turn the key everyhing turns on including the wait to start light, i was wonderin would it hurt anything to see if it will turn over or even possibly crank with the radiator busted also the boot on the turbo is busted would that efect anything beside the turbo boost

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k as yall saw a week or two ago the truck got wrecked and the radiator and all is shot an when i turn the key everyhing turns on including the wait to start light, i was wonderin would it hurt anything to see if it will turn over or even possibly crank with the radiator busted also the boot on the turbo is busted would that efect anything beside the turbo boost
Sure you can start it without a radiator, just don't run it long...if it were me that would be less than about 30 seconds.

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you can do it..but don't let it get HOT

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I would not run it more then 1 min.

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Don't run it long. The temp gauge will not work if there is no water in the system, so you can't rely on it.

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Will the broken boot allow debris into the system?

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if you just want to make sure it still runs, try wraping some duct tape around it.

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try wraping some duct tape around it.
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Duct Tape - General Motors part# - Z10587B
I thought what we call Duct tape was what Dodge boys called "Chrome"!

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