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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:14 pm 
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My radiator is seeping on the left side (seems to be down the side of the radiator). Any ideas on how much repairing this is likely to cost. The radiator appears to be in OK nick. Would it be better to replace the radiator rather than having it repaired?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:35 pm 
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best bet is to pull it out and send it to natrad or somewhere similar and see what they say...

make sure u keep em honest on price.
we retail a new radiator for (i think dont quote me on it) $220 + fitting and coolant..
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:55 pm 
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Chances are it is either a cracked tank or a leaking seal. Repairing and cleaning it can come close to 75% of the price of a new one. New Natrad tanks can be bought for less than $200 and IIRC have a 12 month warranty, where as repairing it will only be covered by a 3 month warranty.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:18 pm 
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Take out the t'stat and drill a 1/8" hole in it to stop 'Heat shock'. This helps with radiator tank & seal life.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:55 am 
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cjh wrote:
Take out the t'stat and drill a 1/8" hole in it to stop 'Heat shock'. This helps with radiator tank & seal life.


Might help once the radiator fixed or replaced, but I can't see it stopping it from leaking if the tank or seal has failed.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:05 pm 
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madmax wrote:
cjh wrote:
Take out the t'stat and drill a 1/8" hole in it to stop 'Heat shock'. This helps with radiator tank & seal life.


Might help once the radiator fixed or replaced, but I can't see it stopping it from leaking if the tank or seal has failed.


Thats what i meant, after its fixed. This little mod increases life of the seals & tanks.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:55 am 
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open the lid of the radiator get a egg from ur refrigerator and crackit and let the contents sink into the radiator run the engine to circulate the fluids then leak will seal it self temporary... as seen on mythbusters, SBS

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:23 am 
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am fitting a new radiator this morning so can use the egg (with bacon) for Sunday morning breakfast...

 

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