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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:19 pm 
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long story
the original radiator had a small leak in the core, being the tight a** i am. I got a second had radiator from a wrecker. a few weeks later shifts were not happening when they should (going into neutral between 1 and 2 2 and 3 etc. got home my radiator fluid was pink milk not good. trans cooler had ruptured in to radiator.
set my tight a** ways aside and brought a new radiator flushed the radiator and engine with a solvent at the advise of the place i got the radiator
(luckily no coolant in the trans changed fluid anyway)
last thusday the drivers side tank split a 3 inche split between the pipe from pump to the pipe to reserve tank. this was after driving in traffic something i don't normally do
being a very stubborn tight a** i took the tank off and tried my hand at plastic wielding worked nice leak a tiny bit ran some metallic seal-up thought it for 45 mins leak stopped (ps i threw the thermostat at his point)
ran the car with no fans till it hit the a as in normal no problems
took it for a hot run flat out to 120 brake to 20 repeat got to almost r
no prob
all good to today went to get a lower presser radiator cap on the way home highway driving burst the tank a the same place temp was only at the o of normal
i have two therios

one i am a s**t plastic welder

two there is still oil in the system and it has blocked the radiator
interestingly it did not blow during high rpm and load only at low load and 1300 rpm makes me think pump is not working well at low rpm and allowing oil to build up in the radiator

any thought much appreciated
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:34 pm 
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Id get a new water pump, if theres oil in the water than you have done a head gasket
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:34 pm 
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maybe you have a possable head gasket about to fail and its pressurising the cooling system?.

or your just unlucky and need to stop being a tight a** and replace the bad parts with new ones. :)
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:35 pm 
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Take it to a mechanic m8
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:36 pm 
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NO the oil is from the transmition cooler ruptureing in the the radiator.
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:37 pm 
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its a brand new radiator im not trowing it out if any one wants to shoot of the hip with out reading the original post im not interested
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:51 pm 
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well if your original radiator was no good then the 2nd one failed and now the new one has split..(or do you meen split reservoir tank)there is definatly something serious wrong
and there no real way around it your still going to need another radiator now
you need to get it checked asap..
unless you want to keep replacing parts from what sounds like a pressurised cooling system from a possable f**k head gasket.

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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:51 pm 
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and i if i had done a head gasket i would just change it my self its only a 4 hour job max and no i would not trust a mechanic do you remember all those retarded monkeys who dropped out of school at year 9 after having 12000 too many cones well there your mechanics some aren't some are very good most are, good luck finding a good one and good luck finding one who does not employ at least one brain dead monkey
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:54 pm 
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no its never got hot i think the presser is coming from a blocked radiator if i get it flused and check the pump and replace the tank it sould be fine im just hopping some one on here has had a similar prob
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:56 pm 
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i know you can blow a radiator if your termistat closes when it souldent so i think its my radiator blocking causing the problem and maby a crock pump not helping cant check pump my tool are at my old ladys bros dropping them off tomorrow
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:56 pm 
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yea by all means do it your self and save $$$.
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:59 pm 
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If you dont manage to f**k it up more hey go for but a mechanic should find the problem in minutes if not seconds
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:06 pm 
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got to love your faith in your mechanic but ive done just fine for the last five years with cars and just fine for 4 years before that working on my own bikes and padock cars
i only posted because i thought some one who had had a similar prob and could eather shoot down my idea or confirm it
thanks any way if i wanted a mechanic (if i was that lasy (not im a tight a** but not a lasy one)) i would get one
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:11 pm 
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Its has nothing to do with being lazy its just obviously clear you have no idea what your doing, anyway mate its good you fix your own things power to ya i say.
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:33 pm 
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so if you have such great idears where are they
DRRR go see a mechanic
drrrrr head gasket
go wast some one elses time im only intrested in useful ppls posts
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