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The outer part of the radiator inlet broke, because I over tightened the hose clamp.

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If I take this to a mechanic, I suspect they would say replace the whole radiator.
I think it can be repaired by inserting a metal tube into the inlet and epoxy the broken part (still inside the hose) and the radiator to the tube.

But where to find a metal tube that just fits into the inlet? Has anyone seen a repair kit made for this purpose?

I found a youtube video showing this exact problem and repair on a different brand of car.
 

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The radiator is plastic.

Replace it. I got an OEM style Koyo for less than $200 after going through 2 Calsonics. You can get other brands even cheaper.

I'd buy a new rad, a new set of hoses, and new clamps.
 

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On ebay I see some aluminum replacement radiator for $100. That's 1/3 the price of the OEM plastic one. I like the alluminum radiator because it is unlikely the inlet neck would break like it did before.
But is there a way to know how good/bad the $100 radiators are?

Here's an example
 

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On ebay I see some aluminum replacement radiator for $100. That's 1/3 the price of the OEM plastic one. I like the alluminum radiator because it is unlikely the inlet neck would break like it did before.
But is there a way to know how good/bad the $100 radiators are?
Buying one...
 
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