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Old 05-04-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Radiator Repair

Anyone know a good radiator repair / welding shop in the GTA for a 5-series?
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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Anyone know a good radiator repair / welding shop in the GTA for a 5-series?
Unless you are going to get them to build you a custom radiator, you are going to have a hard time finding a place to repair a BMW radiator.

The design of bonding plastic sides to the metal core is the number one cause of leaks on these things. More trouble than it's worth to repair really.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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hairline crack around the rad hose for me, not around the plastic.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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The most another radiator is going to cost you is about $100, just invest and get one in better condition the price to attempt to get it repaired will almost cost you about the same.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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the oem rads as crappy as you think they are actually last a long time.

Dont buy a used rad.

Have one made or get an aftermarket with a lifetime warranty....about 350.00
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:52 PM   #6
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350$ for a new rad? Charlie got me one a few years back for 200$ or so i think.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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Question rad

who is Charlie and $200.00 for a new rad?

Please confirm
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:39 PM   #8
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cant you just use a sealant and just plug the leak?? their like 5 bucks a ct
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:18 PM   #9
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Magical, it clogs the heater core and eventually fails again
BARS is the worst because it is actually clay!!!

I have never had success with sealant.
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #10
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^^^ good to know thanx DAVEYTO
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #11
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kleen flo makes a block sealer but I woul'dnt use that either. I am having leaking problems now and I am trying to find the source instead of using that stuff. Its probably good enough for a cavalier with 300000 kms but not for a BMW. They deserve better...lol

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