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radiator repair

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i got a small pin hole leak that leaks a good amount of antifreeze when warmed up, what is the best way to go about fixing it? i refuse to go to the only radiator shop in town because i wil not support his business, he is a ripoff. so what is the best solution to my prob? it is in the top corner and is one of the cooling tubes that runs side to side. thanks
     
  2. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    You could just mail order a radiator, then send your core back to them after the install. It's an extreme option, but it's an option.
     
  3. barneybasher1010

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    if it is small i would use bars leak i used it the other day with good results. It is also cheap
     
  4. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Then again, Kennewick is about a half-hour away, and they're bound to have a shop or two that can patch the leak. You could pull the rad, take it to Kennewick in another vehicle, get it fixed, bring it back, and install.
     
  5. Leper

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    Clean it and JB Weld it.
     
  6. fasthumpman

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    black pepper. works really good
     
  7. JSH

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    Clean it and solder it.
     

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