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Hair line crack in radiator best cheap way to fix till get new one

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Sand the crack with course sand paper,100 grit,go to parts store and get some J B weld,mix up a little and spread it on the crack,stliest a half inch on both sides

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My Audi A4 1996 Model is overheating while I am on a hold up/go slow or if I take a long drive, my mechanic told me to removed the thermostat I do but the overheating didn't stop, another said top cyl


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