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Radiator leak

This is a discussion on Radiator leak within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; The front core of my radiator sprung a leak and I don't know how to proceed. Should I repair it, ...

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    Radiator leak

    The front core of my radiator sprung a leak and I don't know how to proceed. Should I repair it, replace just the front if possible, or replace the whole thing all together. It's frustrating me...

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    I had mine replaced by the shop that tuned my car. Once the plastic end tanks fail, the radiator is done. I think it took the shop about an hour to replace mine as I ordered a replacement online and brought it with me to the shop for install.

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    I would replace it. It's an 8 year old radiator and if it has already failed once, the next problem probably isn't too far down the road.

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    Plastic radiators are ONE AND DONE. replace it and have some peace of mind.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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    Thanks all will do. Also it overheated during a recent road trip, but isn't showing any negative symptoms. Do I have anything to worry about?

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    If it is running ok now, probably no harm done. Best to flush the entire cooling system and replace the thermostat and hoses while you are at it.

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    Has anyone heard of cryomax and their products?

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    The only thing you need is distilled H2O and a quality coolant. Don't be dumping junk into your radiator. Other things to note -- the pre-mix stuff is a ripoff and do not mix Dex-cool with green stuff no matter what the bottle says.

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    I definitely understand that lol. Cryomax is the brand of radiator I purchased.

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    I was at work and didn't have time to look it up -- took it to be an additive by the sound of it. Never heard of that brand before. Looks like they are made by a company in Tiawan.

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    Got the cryomax installed for 150 and the old girl cools again.

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    What was the warranty on the new radiator -- 90 days?

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    2 years

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    Can't go wrong with a two year warranty.

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