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Use e-6000 if it is plastic, my father used it on a motorhome water tank. just make sure it is intended for high heat. but I think your best bet is to just replace the radiator , to prevent any foreign object from getting into the cooling system and destroying your engine

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I have a toyota avalon 1998 and I have a crack in the plastic part on top of the raditor can i just replace the p;astic top or do i have to replace the radiator


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