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    [QUOTE=rascole;221266]That really sucks. Have you looked at any metal fab shops that weld aluminum?
    Really??? No that never crossed my mind. Can you enlighten me more? thanks

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    If the crack is visible they can weld it up, radiators do not need to be exclusively repaired at radiator shops.
    2006 H3 Adventure & modified Rancho with SOA

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    Alright thank you I'll look into it tomorrow. Wish me luck...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Would you guys believe I've been to 5 radiator repair shops this past week only to be told by all of them "nobody fixes radiators anymore we only replace them". Now these are shops who advertise radiator repairs. If it wasn't for this winter weather I would've made the attempt myself, to fix my radiator. Also Please pass this Warning on
    DO NOT BUY THE ALUMINUM RADIATOR I HAVE PICTURED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS THREAD!!! Its being sold on Ebay for $180.00 Its poorly made. I bought it just to save myself a BUCK. BIG MISTAKE.


    Not sure where you are but my local rad shop fixes them. If you want to ship it to Minnesota I can get it fixed for you.


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    All that running around you could have just put one in and saved all the headache. Those cheapo ebay chinese radiators are prone to failing why waste the $ fixing it when it will most likely just fail again?
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    RADIATOR UPDATE
    You guys gotta hear this. I froze my rear end taking off my radiator and I took it today to a radiator repair shop I found online.Here is the kicker.....The man put his corks on and he placed the radiator in his water tank while pumping air into the rad.
    NO BUBBLES WHAT SO EVER!!! Now when I walked into the shop the radiator had the dry Orange dex-cool stain.
    He told me there is no leak and more than likely my leak was very minimal only when the radiator was HOT and expanding.
    I should go buy a new radiator because the minimal leak would've gotten worse anyway.
    I finally asked him can you repair my radiator his answer was.......I wouldn't know where to start. Put the radiator back on and let the leak get worse..
    Do You believe this??? With my luck my radiator will burst open and leave me stranded.

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    What’s the issue? He couldn’t find a leak, so hows he supposed to fix it? I agree. Run it until the leak gets detectable or just replace it while you got it out.


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    Are you sure the leak wasn't from the hose around the neck or cap?
    2006 H3 Adventure & modified Rancho with SOA

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    Order this
    https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-10-50...o+radiator+dye
    Pour it in with the antifreeze
    Duplicate leak scenario.
    Then all you need is a black light in a dark garage
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    The guy pointed out that the leak is there but its very minimal with no bubbles to be seen, but leaks under heat pressure when the rad is expanding. The rad had antifreeze stains. I was standing right there with the guy when he pumped air into the rad and had it in the water tank. I'm not going crazy!!! lol To begin with the leak I saw had half the bottom of the rad where the fins meet the tranny tank covered in with antifreeze. Nothing at all was leaking anywhere else.
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    Well obviously a hot and pressurized tank will expand more than a cold one. With our pressure cap the intank coolant temps can theoriticlly go all the way to 250* before boiling.

    But since the rad is out change it. Oem aren't expensive and last at least 40K miles (I changed 3)

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    [QUOTE=amrg;222002]Well obviously a hot and pressurized tank will expand more than a cold one. With our pressure cap the intank coolant temps can theoriticlly go all the way to 250* before boiling.

    But since the rad is out change it. Oem aren't expensive and last at least 40K miles (I changed 3)

    Gosh I too changed 3. But in my case I went thru an OEM, An A/C Delco and now this all aluminum radiator. I have really bad luck with
    plastic tanks that's why I went with all aluminum. I use to have a Jeep XJ and I went thru 2 plastic tanked radiators, then I went with
    a Champion aluminum rad that I eventually blew also. But Champion gives lifetime warranties. The pain there was having to pay the $100 shipping
    to send the bad rad across the country in order to get a new one. Because champion is based in California. If Champion had a east coast
    warehouse and they would've made a Radiator for an H3 with a lifetime warranty. I would've bought one already. The warranty is the key..lol

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    I got a griffin radiator on my H3. I cant tell on longetivity but its a good radiator.
    Its a dual core radiator, probably 2.5x the thickness of the oem (2.6" thick)

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    09 H3 V8, LS376/480 Conversion, 3000 stall, Arctic Silver, 35s, XD Rockstar Wheels 17x8 Front 17x9 Rear, OEM Sliders, 40K External Trans Cooler, Bilstein 5160s front 5100 rear, O.D. Steering Bracket, Daystar 1" Body Lift, Borla Performance Cat-Back, custom intake pipe & K&N filter, Custom PCM tune, Pioneer DVD unit, Aurora 40" LED Light Bar, 50 W HID Headlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by amrg View Post
    I got a griffin radiator on my H3. I cant tell on longetivity but its a good radiator.
    Its a dual core radiator, probably 2.5x the thickness of the oem (2.6" thick)

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    The H3 runs hot!!! Just replace Rad but install trans cooler & electric pusher fans. Best Mod I did so far!!!
    IT'S 4life!!!

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