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96slowss

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PostSubject: ratiator poped 2day!   Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:47 am

so i went 2 a buddies house so he could look at my fans so he can install his. and i open my hood and my ratiator was pissing on the ground Mad so a few hours and 130 bucks later its all better. and it gave me a chance 2 do a 160 t-stat Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: ratiator poped 2day!   Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:42 am

That sucks but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. So simple to do a rad in these cars. I could probably bang one out in 15 min.
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PostSubject: Re: ratiator poped 2day!   Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:08 am

I'm guessing the plastic end tank cracked open. Either that or the bottom rotted out from a buildup of leaves and debris. Those seem to be the most common reasons for blowing a radiator in a b-body
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PostSubject: Re: ratiator poped 2day!   Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:12 am

yep. the plastic end cracked around on of the small coolent lines. i was a pretty easy to do. one of the metal lines was rusty and broke on me. that was the only issue i had.. it runs so cool with the 160 t-stat. love it Laughing
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