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Radiator Leaking

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Calclips, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    I have a leaky radiator, can these be fixed or will I have to purchase a new one. It leaks from the left hand side, not in the finned area but from the edge area.
     
  2. greg83k5

    greg83k5 1/2 ton status

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    do you HAVE to replace it?

    not if the barrs 'stop leak' stuff or the equivalent from the auto parts plugs up the hole, or you get real comfortable with adding water all the time.....

    our radiators are fairly common, go to the radiator shop in your area ( i bet you've been dying for an excuse to drop in ) and see what it would cost for them to set you up with a new one.... or fix yours

    mine was like 75 dollars.....

    greg

    * keep the greasy side down *
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    Pull your radiator out, and take it to a rad shop. They may be able to rod it out, and repair the holes, if not then they can get you a new one.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  4. POWERMAD

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    It sounds like the seam is seperating.
    I soldered mine a few years ago and it is still holding.
    Just be sure to use acid core solder on radiators, not rosin core.


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