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    I have a crack in my 85 chevy's plastic radiator tank what do i need to use to fix the crack if its possible at all????

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    Unfortunately, if you're going to fix that radiator, the whole tank will have to be replaced. It was a common problem on those trucks. Any radiator shop can replace the tank for you, but you will be money ahead just to buy a new radiator for it. Be sure to shop around because prices can vary greatly. I've bought some radiators from e-bay.
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    Yup. New radiator is the solution. This will give you a warranty and some piece of mind. It can be installed in a morning by most DIYERs
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    I agree. I tried to JB weld one once, it lasted for a little bit. But it did not last long. a couple of days.
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    Yup. New radiator is the solution. This will give you a warranty and some piece of mind. It can be installed in a morning by most DIYERs
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    JB Weld is good for limping home (I keep some in my truck for this) but should not be considered a permanent fix. As the others have said, poney up for a new radiator...

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