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    cracked radiator, limp to a parts store.....

    Hi everyone , so after work on saturday decided to take the wrx for a little drive, (LONG WAY HOME), as I was driving I started to smell coolant, I pulled over and sure it was a hair line crack on the top front part of the rad, I limp her to an Oreillis AP store, bought a plastic/aluminum repair kit, proceeded to remove the plastic intake piece , sanded the whole top part of the radiator, mask it,cleaned it with contact cleaner , and reinforced the whole top part, the kit also comes with a fiberglass mesh, installed the plastic part, added coolant , burped it as per manual , and has driven it almost 200 miles without an issue, should I be on a look for a new aluminumm rad? or should I wait a while, the fixed portion is solid!



    German Silva

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    Replace the radiator.
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    Any suggestions? all aluminum? thank you for your reply

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    As sd stated replace the radiator also probally want to replace the hoses as well as the clamps too... Plus don't drive the car till you get the work done otherwise your risking blowing the head gaskets and you can do lots of engine damage as well!
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    i limp home, car is seating in my driveway with a car cover on, already order radiator, hoses and clamps, btw, it only lost like half a pint of coolant and temp gauge never moved..... My wife has a forester and I have a Range Rover classic also.....so no need to move the car, I also received a catless uppipe, that I will install at the same time that I will be replacing the radiator....


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