While driving to the store today, I noticed steam coming from under my hood.
I looked at the temp gage and everything seemed normal. When I parked at the
store I popped the hood and almost fell over from what I saw! The upper
inlet pipe to the radiator had broken off and the radiator hose was just
hanging there dumping antifreeze everywhere.
I managed to copple things back together and limp home, with several stops
to add water to a now very hot radiator.
Has anyone encountered this problem and is there a fix?
The upper portion of the radiator is some tpye of plastic and broke off very
clean. Is there an adhesive on the market that can bond the pipe back to the
radiator and survive in the hostile environment of cool/heat vibration?
If not, what are my options of acquiring a replacement radiator.
The car has 140K miles and still runs very well although the bottom of the
doors are rusting.