I have a 1992 Volvo 960 with 140,000 miles.
It has developed a small radiator leak and I was considering using one
of the leak fixes you pour in the radiator instead of going through
the trouble of removing it and having it repaired.
Is there a particular product that is good for this application?
I need to keep this car through the winter and maybe the spring.
Thanks for your help,
In addition, this car probably has a combination plastic and metal
radiator. If the plastic portions fail, you dump all of your coolant,
immediately. Part of owning a classic Volvo of that era is replacing the
radiator to stop tis from happening, even if you just install a new
plastic and metal unit. There are also solid metal aftermarket units.
If you are able the all metal radiator is the way to go as the plastic fails
big time with out warning .It becomes like sodden cardboard on the top inlet
first .I have an all metal radiator .Check with your local Volvo club.
Yeah the plastic radiators are horrible, and Volvo is not alone in using
them. Nothing made of plastic should ever be used as part of the cooling
system, when (not if) it fails, it almost always does so
catastrophically. I suppose perhaps it's planned obsolescence for the car.
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