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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:47 PM   #21
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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #22
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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #23
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plastic or metal?

if plastic use something like PC-7 (sort of like JB weld but million times better) and if its metal have it brazed.

*that is if you can find the spot where its leaking.

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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #24
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Old March 16th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #26
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Dude nothing is going to cause a Radiator to leak but a crack or hole in the Radiator it's self. Just because you added coolent does not mean thats what caused it, it was just time to start leaking is all. As far as just leaking when it is cold well when things get hot they expand and maybe it expands enough to seal? Either way if you know for sure your leak is coming from the radiator just do yourself a huge solid and buy yourself a new one and call it a day...I guarantee if you put a new one in it wont leak and there is no bypass valves or any other crap that will cause your new one to leak.
or coolant can come out an overflow. I was just trying to make sure this didn't have some kind of funky overflow system that came out the side of the radiator. I wouldn't think so, because where it's dripping from makes the coolant go on other stuff. thanks for all the help. I will probably try to patch it from the top, since it's a pain to take the radiator out. if not, I'll replace it. thanks.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #27
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ok fine. I was expecting that if it was just a normal crack, it would be more of a problem when it is hotter, because the coolant is under more pressure and would want to leak out more. It makes sense I suppose that the radiator is expanding and sealing it. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some other factor playing a part in this. I'm not refusing to buy a new radiator, I just wanted to be sure that this was the only problem.

with a crack, the system is then vented, so no pressure...it quit leaking because the level dropped below the leak...if it were expanding from higher temps, the crack would open more, not seal (generaly)
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