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Re: hole in radiator
Depends On The Size On The Hole And How Much You Have To Spend Also By The Location Of The Hole. If Its A Tiny Hole You Can Use Jb weld Purchasable At Most Auto Parts Store. If Its A Small Crack They Sell An Additive That Will Seal It At Any Auto parts Store. If Its A Bigger Crack Or Hole You'll Need To Find Someone To Weld It For You.
For The jb Weld And Additive It May Not Last But In Some Instances Lasts A Really Long Time.
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Radiators with plastic tanks suffer from splitting/cracked tanks on the older cars. Any coolant outside the radiator is an indication of failure and the radiator should be replaced with a new unit as repair costs almost as much as a new one. There is no need for genuine as the radiator manufacturers make genuine and non genuine to the same specs for around half the price. Any accredited radiator shop will have a unit for you.
You can drain the radiator and solder the leaky spot .
A cheap-o electric solder kit from a an electronic/geek shop
will do fine.
Gently ( I mean gently....) wirebrush the area first.
When it's done and no leaks, spray paint it to avoid rust.
Not really. That is good stuff for pin or small holes. Once the seams come apart you need it re soldered. Now if this seam is very small in leakage....very very small it might get you by for a few days. Copper coat stop leak works the best.
thermostat should be at the end of the top radiator hose on the engine side.drain radiator most of the way to prevent coolant gushing out when you remove hose.unbolt housing replace thermostat.hope this helps
There is one thermostat for coolant and it is located at the end of top radiator hose inside the kneck that it connects to. To replace this the hose has to be removed and then the kneck,thermostat is brass colored valve that covers center of hole,clean old gasket from block side and kneck replace with new one and gasket with a bit of rtv sealant tighten kneck evenly when putting it back on,connect hose wait a short while for rtv to set up and should be good to go,"make sure engine is full of coolant b4 reassembling,just pour strait in engine if it isn't or you can damage new thermostat.overheating can also be sign of water pump not working as well so if still having problem then it is possible cause and on older models radiators get clogged.