Q: Q: Cracked radiator?

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There are green stains on the radiator, and my mechanic is telling me that I have a cracked radiator. After driving 44 miles when outside temperature is greater than 90 degrees farenheight I do not see any fresh fluid of any kind on the radiator - the dry green stains on the radiator are still dry green stains. The car is running fine, not over heating, or showing any other signs of fluid leaks. Do I really have a cracked radiator? Could the green stains be from coolant overflow while trying to add some earlier on? What other symptoms should I be looking for to confirm a cracked radiator?

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