New Jeep Radiator…

Got a new radiator Friday, and installed it this morning.


This one went considerably faster than the first one did, since (unexpected benefit) in the interim the Jeep got a whole new trans cooler and so the bottom tank on the radiator isn’t even connected to anything.

The leak turned out not to be much…


As I thought, a solder seal on the core broke but it was a small leak. Seemed pretty cataclysmic last Monday when the consequences announced themselves but it had obviously been leaking a little for a long time. Funny I never smelled it.

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4 Responses to New Jeep Radiator…

  1. Bigus Macus says:

    We can’t call you a shade tree mechanician, so what would you call yourself?

  2. The Neon Madman says:

    Can the old one be repaired and kept as a spare? Back in the day, getting one resoldered and pressure tested was common. Of course, a lot of things from back in my day are no longer done …..

  3. matismf says:

    Back in the day, radiators were made of copper, and soldering was FAR easier than with today’s aluminum and plastic monstrosities!

  4. Anonymous says:

    JB Weld

To the stake with the heretic!