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Radiator troubles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I replaced my radiator a little over year ago with a bigger one I got from LMC. The thing has never overheated once and I was very happy with it until now. It is leaking (slow drip) from somewhere right by the lower hose on the passenger side. Looks like it might be the seam where the rows/fins meet the side part of the radiator. I have looked and it is not the pet cock (gigidy gigidy) and it is not the hose either. Does LMC warrenty their stuff? Also if not, what kind of that radiator stop leak stuff works the best?
     
  2. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    remove it, lay it flat, buy some solder and a propane torch, maybe some cleaning flux, and solder it up.

    I had to do this to a truck i got awhile back, the heater hose nipple was leaking, soldered it up and no more leaks.:D
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I second the pull/solder method, I'm not a big fan of the stop leak stuff unless it's an emergency.
     
  4. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thats a much better idea! My propane torch I have just ran out of propane, can I refill it, or do I have to buy a new one?
     
  5. R77K10

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    stop leak is uhmm bad

    petcock is on driver side anyways, so


    solder is your best friend

    good luck
     

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