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Old 07-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Can this radiator crack be repaired or do I need to buy a new one?

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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I just replaced mine. They are not very expensive. I also have the center windblocker for sale if you want it. I just never use it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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Why take the risk of losing coolant sometime after the repair and having the engine overheat. As Topless suggested, install a new o
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #4
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No. Some may say yes, but they'd be wrong. Sure, it may hold for a minute or two, but when dealing with high pressures and temps, replacement is best.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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NO question about it. Change it. You've already done half the work!
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risk not worth savings.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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I replaced mine when mine cracked. I found an inexpensive and good quality radiator, and no complaints since!

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