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What is the cheapest way to fix a leaking radiator?


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2016-08-19 18:04:40
2016-08-19 18:04:40


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2016-08-19 18:04:21
2016-08-19 18:04:21

I would say the most inexpensive way to repair this is to get a good used radiator at a salvage yard near you. If you're handy with wrenches you should be able to save yourself some BUCKS $$ going this route.

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I would buy a new one if I were you. Salvage yard ones have been sitting around with no coolant, rotting. You want to take the chance of destroying your motor? A used one will go bad soon too. Might as well start fresh.

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Stop-Leak is the cheapest way to fix a small leak, but it is only a temporary measure. If coolant is really gushing out of the radiator, it's best to replace it or have a radiator shop repair it. Trying to cut corners here is like jumping over dollar bills to pick up pennies. BUY A BRAND-NEW VIRGIN, FRESH-FROM-THE-FACTORY RADIATOR!! Most come with a warranty. It is risking severe overheating and possibly blowing a head gasket or destroying your motor. $100.00 for a new radiator is much cheaper than $1000.00 or more to replace a head gasket or a motor.

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For a small leak idle engine, top radiator with water crack open a fresh egg and drain into radiator.

this might sound funny but if you cant afford to buy a new one at this time you need it try black pepper in it,works like stop leek and is cheaper,and you can get it anywhere.

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IF THE LEAK IN THE RADIATOR IS RELATIVLEY SMALL JUST CRACK AN EGG INTO THE RADIATOR THROUGH THE CAP, ALTERNATIVLEY USE A BOTTLE OF RADWELD IN THE SAME WAY

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Depends where it's leaking, but basically you fix it the same way you fix any coolant leak. <><><><><> Generally, its a hose that is leaking. You find the leaking hose, and you replace it, being sure to properly treat the ends with anti-leak compound. If its the radiator, you need to replace that. If its the intake manifold or head, you are getting into big bucks to replace the gasket involved.

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by pulling them out your- self

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You can try putting some "Stop Leak" in your radiator, but the only proper way is to remove the water pump and replace the gasket and the Pump too if it's leaking.

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The only way to find out is to have a look it could be anything.


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