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Old 12-03-2010, 11:29 PM
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Radiator Repair

I swear, it never ends.

But the radiator in the cabrio has a very small crack, pinhole on the right end tank(when looking towards the back).

JB weld fix or do I have to shell out $300 for a new radiator(which I can't afford at the moment)

if anything I'll just sand the spot down tuesday at work and put some Maxim on it ( maxim is a 3M adhesive that can stick KY to Vaseline)

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Old 12-03-2010, 11:49 PM
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Plastic tank? Or metal?
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:06 AM
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Is the 300E radiator the same? If so, I have a good radiator. (1990)
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:46 AM
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I swear, it never ends.

But the radiator in the cabrio has a very small crack, pinhole on the right end tank(when looking towards the back).

JB weld fix or do I have to shell out $300 for a new radiator(which I can't afford at the moment)

if anything I'll just sand the spot down tuesday at work and put some Maxim on it ( maxim is a 3M adhesive that can stick KY to Vaseline)
Rather than sand paper hit the spot with a wire brush to put some striations on the tanks plastic, then hit it again 90 degrees off to cross hatch it, wash it clean with acetone before you put whatever stuff you're using.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:05 AM
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Start saving your pennies for a new radiator.

The famous broken neck problem is on it's way

It will probably fail far away from home and a M.B. service location.

Buy a Behr or Nissens before it's too late.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:47 AM
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It's not a broken neck. The crack is no where near the neck. Plus the radiator already has the metal inserts.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:00 AM
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I would clean it up really well and try JB Weld. It does not take to much to hold back that low pressure in a small crack.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:08 AM
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Sounds good to me! Someone recommended black pepper, but I don't want to have to flush the system if it doesn't work.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:38 PM
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If the tank is plastic, and is exhibiting this type of failure, I would not expect much longevity from any repair. It will just fail again in a different place. Worth a try of course. Just don't be surprised when it leaks somewhere else.

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