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Old 25 May 2012, 12:31 pm
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I have an O2 Cruiser with a radiator leak on the the bottom passenger side. I have found the place it is leaking but don't know how to fix it. I found a basic pic of a radiator to show where it is leaking. It is leaking all around the top of the circled tube.
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Old 25 May 2012, 12:43 pm
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You'll probably have to take the radiator out and do some welding to sealing depending on the material and spot where it's leaking.
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Old 25 May 2012, 12:44 pm
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The entire top of that tube is leaking. Would jb weld hold it?
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Old 25 May 2012, 12:49 pm
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The cooling system including the radiator is under a lot of pressure when hot. It MIGHT hold but you need to drain it and let the JB Weld do it's job before filling it back up and getting all the air out. Then keep an eye on it.
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Old 25 May 2012, 04:53 pm
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Default Re: 02 PT Cruiser Radiator Leak

If it were me, I'd just get a new radiator. You can jury-rig it and duct tape it all you want, but if that okie fix breaks down on the highway, you're going to overheat fast and blow a lot more money down the line.

There's a How To on this forum on how to replace the radiator. And RockAuto has them for cheap.

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