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Old 09-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Rad replacement

I started to develop a leak in two places of the left plastic casing of my rad. Is this piece replaceable or do I need to replace the entire rad? If the plastic piece is replaceable is this something a DIY'er can do or should it go to a rad shop?

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Old 09-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Unless you are talking about the overflow tank, no, the plastic sides of the rad are not replacable. If you need a rad we have several in mint condition.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Nope, I change that one thinking that was the most common problem but the old one was still ok. I thought I figured it out from the o-ring for the temp sensor but it appears there was another leak elsewhere. Only think left to do is the water pump and rad and I should be good for another 12 years I should have time this evening to start the disassembly process.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Im in a similar situation. Where are you looking to but the rad from?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #5
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Wow, that will outlast the car!
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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Im in a similar situation. Where are you looking to but the rad from?
Since the rad is a critical component I've decided to source and pick up current product from the US. The cost of a recycled part is lower however I may have the same problem reoccur sooner than later. Can't take that chance.
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