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Need help asap for temporary radiator fix

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zeeya2000, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Aug 14, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    Hey guys, I was driving down the highway today when I noticed the smell of radiator fluid. I pulled over at a buisiness at popped open the hood. Sure enough there is a thin crack on the top plastic part of my radiator. I was trying to think of a quick fix just enough so I can make it to the dealership to get a new radiator put in. I thought about trying to sand it a little then slap some jbweld on it. I need some quick advice!?!?!?!?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    really nothing you can do on the side of the road..Why not buy one and put it in yourself? Save yourself a couple hundred $$


    Only thing that comes to mind, is duct tape to limp it back home..Just make sure the area your sticking it to is dry
     
  3. Aug 14, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    I need a quick solution so I can get it where it can be tended to. I would love to tear into my self but I gotta work
     
  4. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    Jbweld and ducktApe
     
  5. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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  6. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Bars leak works fine. The only side effect is it will eventually clog the radiator. But you don't care about that, it's getting replaced anyway.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Barnone

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    Good idea and carry a gallon jug of water if you need to top it off.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    It really depends on how far you need to drive it. If we're talking about less than 10 miles and the leak is very slow, I'd say to just make sure its topped off (and the reservoir) and drive it there. You may want to make a few stops here and there along the way to make sure you still have plenty of fluid, but if the leak is really small, I'm sure you'll be fine.

    If you're needing to go like 50 miles though, or the leak is fairly large, that is a completely different scenario, as then you should patch it up the best you can before you head out.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    okay thanks guys. yea ive already got a new radiator for it, got plenty of water. we are going to attempt the move late late tonight bout 2
     
  10. Aug 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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  11. Aug 14, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    thats a realli weird thing id love to try it on a vehicle. but idk not mine
     
  12. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    okay jus got it home. i used the JBweld and loosened my radiator cap 1/4 turn, added a gallon of water and drove 13 miles without a single leak, no overflow, and kept a steady temp the whole time. new radiator will be in place tomm
     
  13. Aug 15, 2010 at 4:07 AM
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    I've seen it done on the trails. :D
     
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