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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-20-2003, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking Radiator

Been a long time since my last post. I've been working in eastern washington and have had few truck problems. But I've got one now.......Several weeks ago my radiator started leaking so I put some radiator fixit powder in it and it stopped the leak for a week or so but now it's come back with a vengance......So I tried another dosing of the fixit stuff, to no avail. So now I've decided that I've got a broken tube. So my question (once I've got the radiator out) is how to fix the broken tube. I thought about a propane torch or a sodering gun but am afaraid of melting the whole radiator and have also thought of epoxy but worry that it won't work well. Any suggestions to fix this problem would be helpful.

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Re: Leaking Radiator

If you can use a toothpick or something of the sort and smear JB Weld on it it should hold after it sets up. Thats what we did with my dads radiator when it leaked around the drain plug thing.
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">If it were me, I think I'd take it to a radiator shop and see what they think about it... Chances are it might not be too expensive for them to do, and then you might even get a bit of a warranty too... Can't hurt to at least get an estimate or two... </font>
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Re: Leaking Radiator

My radiator sprung a leak not too long ago and when I came out to my truck I found a HUGE puddle of antifreeze. Anyway, took it out in the parking lot and made my way to the local radiator guy, he put a new core in it for $80. The truck never ran cooler. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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