radiator leak

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by lifted71, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. lifted71

    lifted71 New Member

    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????
  2. Revredneck

    Revredneck Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
    Good Luck and God Bless
  3. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    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
  4. osgprometheus

    osgprometheus Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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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