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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:47 pm 
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you'd see it over the entire tank. cracking of the tanks is the single biggest problem with plastic rad tanks. For it to get to that point it would have shown in other areas. Part of the problem is radiator places painting the cores and tanks black. It covers the fine cracks that appear well befor anything leaks or breaks



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this gets better!
I best replace my tyres before my radiator explodes :/


tyres then if you like.

All tyres wear out, But would you let them get to the point of poping?
NO because in order to maintain you car you'd replace them befor they did.


so in order to maintain your car, you'd replace the rad befor it breaks.

hence good maintanence practice would have stoped it breaking because it wouldn't have been there.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:49 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
poor maintanence of the vehicle, not of the rad or cooling system.
good maintanence practice would have picked up the signs befor it broke.


That really doesn't work out?



As stated by yourself, It happens to EVERY plastic tank.
Rules out duty of care.

So I go and pick up the work car from the local mechanic and 2 hours later the headlight globe blows, this is poor maintenance? I mean, he checked the globes.

Maybe you should come and service our cars and tell the future of all wearing parts Mr Miyagi.

Conclusion:
These things happen, It's part of wear and tear.

Whether its lack of fluid in the cooling system, faulty thermostat, incorrect fluid, engine running lean, overtightening, negligence or even poor design (lets not start on head gaskets) it happened,

As I said before my cooling system was never underlooked, I even took the radiator out and flushed it when i changed my inhibitor once a year.

If we all could afford a Lanz Bulldog none of this would ever happen!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:55 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
Maybe you should come and service our cars and tell the future of all wearing parts Mr Miyagi.

Conclusion:
These things happen, It's part of wear and tear.

ROFL, that cracked me up, and i have to agree with you on that.
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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:21 am 
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Krytox wrote:

Whether its lack of fluid in the cooling system, faulty thermostat, incorrect fluid, engine running lean, overtightening, negligence or even poor design (lets not start on head gaskets) it happened,



haha lack of fluid - not so sure
faulty thermostat - tick
faulty temp gauge - tick
overtightening - tick


oh so your saying thats the list of wrong stuff to do :roll: hahaha.

thanks for the replies everybody.

Also id like to add. I inspected both my end tanks and neither had any signs of cracks or damage showing through, it was a very very mint radiator.

I possibly have a dodgy temp gauge and my thermostat has done a good 30,000ks.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:21 am 
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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:25 am 
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Dont forget to replace it with PWR custom radiator tanks or at the least turn up a brass sleeve to insert into the new tank to 'prevent' this from ever happening again.

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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:36 am 
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Brass sleeves insert are a good idea. but as for the plastic, its just age!

 

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