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Old May 13th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Hi i have a decent size leak from the radiator on my 94 bronco my dad went to autozone to pick up some chit and he brought home so alumaseal radiator stop leak... now i have heard that this does more harm than good sometimes with certain brands would this benefit me for a permanit fix or will it clog up other important stuff thanks
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Old May 13th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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The only time I used that crap is when I am traveling and it is an emergency fix. If you are not stuck somewhere don't use it. Go to a radiator shop and have the radiator repaired or buy a new radiator.
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The only time I used that crap is when I am traveling and it is an emergency fix. If you are not stuck somewhere don't use it. Go to a radiator shop and have the radiator repaired or buy a new radiator.
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If it is damaged from being hit or something similar just have a rad shop fix it. Should be like $50

Or if it leaking from breaking down, replace it.
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well its either that or the hoses bc its a 94 and i think those hoses havnt been replaced yet
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fix he problem.
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thanks guys should i take the beast into a radiator shop to have them check all the lines or just throw in a new radiator... n if i get a new rad. what brand n should i go with the same dimensions as my oem one thanks
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BTW, I worked for a company in highschool where I made Rad Solder (stop leak). Main chemicals were 300 gallons of water, 150lbs of barmiculate clay, and 150lbs of sawdust.
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thanks guys should i take the beast into a radiator shop to have them check all the lines or just throw in a new radiator... n if i get a new rad. what brand n should i go with the same dimensions as my oem one thanks
You have 2 or 3 options
fix the leak only. And maybe next month you have another leak?
recore: they use your tanks and install new core rows(lines)
new radiator or reman.
Or if you want your engine to run cooler, order an after market Aluminum radiator.
if you have limited funds, there nothing wrong with having a radiator recored.
A rad shop will install one, just like the one you already have. They'll look up yours in the book an order it or already have one in stock.
oem rads really wont matter what brand but alum rads.......Theres more than a few. Google it to see what brands are out there or one of the guys on the board well rattle off a few for you.
Best thing for you to do is shop around and get price quotes. Ive had numerous rads done in the past and never had a problem with a rad shop backing the work they did on my radiators/fixing one again that they fixed a few months earlier.....for free.

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