Both times catastrophically with steam spewing out from under hoods, this
time on a fairly new (about 5 yrs old) replacement radiator. Fortunately was
close to home to limped back. Is there any other ways to fix this s***ty low
class/low quality/poorly engineered POS part other than replacing the whole
radiator again? This is the plastic neck (!) on the radiator that the
coolant hose connected to coming from the thermostat housing. Any help
89 190E 2.6 (Come on keep running you piece of s**t!)
What brand radiator did you get? Behr radiators have a metal reinforced
neck, and when run with MB Coolant, should last decades.
Be happy -- my car spun into oncoming traffic when my radiator broke. Not
Thanks for all replies. This unit did not have the metal ring reinforcement
insert. Anyway, I found a cheap fix (will see how long it lasts) using a 1"
copper tubing (*) and epoxied it to the inside of both the protruding stub
and the broken neck, let it sit overnight, then reconnected the hose. So far
(*)This tubing is sold at Home Depot for repairing leaky 1" copper tubing,
slightly larger to slip over standard tubing, which happen to fit snugly
inside the broken radiator neck. In fact, I had to enlarge the radiator neck
slightly with emery cloth for everything to fit with a thin coat of epoxy.
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