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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Found out today that I have a leak in my radiator. There's a small hole about the size of the tip of my pinky finger. What's the best way to fix this?
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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Buy a new radiator. I would not consider a hole the size of the tip of any of my fingers a "small hole".
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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Its like the size of the top of a golf tee
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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its like the size of the top of a golf tee
ok?
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #5
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is it leaking or just the fins/core missing?
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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put an egg in it
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #7
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quick steel will work lol
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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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just use bar's stop leak...then later down the road when you're replacing the radiator you'll have it out of the way to replace everything else the coolant touched and gummed all to hell.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #9
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if you still have the shitty factory one with the plastic endcaps crimped on then just save yourself the hassle and get a new, all steel one. Like $100.
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How did it happen? Holes like that don't just appear.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #11
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I might of hit it with something while changing my thermostat. Will stop leak fix a hole that size? An egg and quick steel hold for a while.....

The fin got smashed and the leaks about the size of the top of a golf tee
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Old August 9th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #12
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Can I jb weld, or soder it? Also can a radiator shop do something perminent to it....
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No. You need to replace it. End of story.
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No. You need to replace it. End of story.
Yep, but he had that answer by post number 2.
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Maybe start a new thread to get the answer he wants?
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seriously SELL THE JEEP YOU HAVE GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST FUCKING PERSON I HAVE EVER READ POST FROM, EVERY GOD DAMN DAY SOMETHING NEW. YOUR STUPID SELL THE JEEP AND BUY A FUCKING BIKE, ONE WITH PEDALS NOT A MOTOR BIKE.
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Maybe start a new thread to get the answer he wants?
It's almost a certainty.
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seriously SELL THE JEEP YOU HAVE GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST FUCKING PERSON I HAVE EVER READ POST FROM, EVERY GOD DAMN DAY SOMETHING NEW. YOUR STUPID SELL THE JEEP AND BUY A FUCKING BIKE, ONE WITH PEDALS NOT A MOTOR BIKE.
So how do you really feel ? Haha
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Just wanted to know if it could be fixed or if I needed a new one. I'm sry I wanted advice by more then one person. I know a decent amount about cars for being young just dk everything shiiit
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Just wanted to know if it could be fixed or if I needed a new one. I'm sry I wanted advice by more then one person. I know a decent amount about cars for being young just dk everything shiiit
Um, No, sorry.
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