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Repair or Replace Radiator

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MyYota05, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    MyYota05

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    Hello everyone my radiator has a pretty good size hole in the radiator just underneath the reserve tank. My question is should I try to get it repaired or just go ahead and replace the radiator? Has anyone had luck with a radiator being patched?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    macgyver

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    replace
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    I would replace it.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    I'm sure you could get a Fong Ho replacement for cheap. I doubt it's fixable anyway.

    RZ Rob
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Thats what I was thought better to just go ahead and get it replaced than try to get patched, well there goes $300 :eek: that I was planning on using to mod and I was hoping that maybe a repair would work so I can at least use some of my mod money but at least replacing it I know that it will be fixed for a while where a patch if it would even work would probably be only temporary. Thank You all.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Not sure if any one said it already, but I'd replace it.......................:drevil:
     
  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Sigi

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    do you really want to take that risk of it EFFFing up and your truck over heating and blowing you motor???? NOt worth it. buy a new one and have no worries..
     
  9. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Janster

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    Damn....a 6 year old tacoma with a hole in the radiator already?

    :annoyed:
    That's disappointing to hear.

    Definately replace. A repair is just that - a repair (and probably won't last very long).
     
  10. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    MyYota05

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    Thats what I was thinking when I seen the hole in the radiator, its only 6 years old and has 68,xxx miles on it. :eek:
     
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