pictures of my blown radiator

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  1. CatBurghlr

    CatBurghlr Gold Member

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    Her it is. Looks like it needs upgrading.
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    I think more of this will happen
     
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    CatBurghlr Gold Member

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    I agree. Not even glued. Just crimped. Only a matter of time before more pop. Hope they going under 100.
     
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    fnkychkn looked up the part number and it's the same radiator used since '05.

    Seems to me that there is either a) a manufacturing defect with a batch of radiators or b) there is some other underlying root cause yet to be identified that is causing these to blow.
     
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    Geez... How do you get immunity for going to an aftermarket rad before the warranty is up?:oops:
     
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    Where the old models subject to the same pressures as now?
     
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    Doubtful...
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but with a 21 PSI cap I would think that the pressure never exceeds 21 PSI (unless the cap was bad).

    That's not a huge amount of pressure and would think the radiator is designed to withstand substantially more than that.

    Eventually I'm sure we shall see what the deal is...
     
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    I'm thinking FCA will come up with a JB Weld service bulletin............
     
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    My pinhole leak was in the lower corner right between two of those silver tabs. I just gotta think it was on it's way to the massive blow-out seen in your pic....
     
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    Have you looked into the T-stat to see if it's the same one as the older cars, size wise? 205F?

    Mod one: 180 T-stat
     
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    Nope no time
     
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    T stat 2 stage; fully closed 189; fully open 216.
     
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    None of the plastic radiators I've worked on have been glued, just crimped with an o-ring seal.
     
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    That is so sorry. Halo car with a crap radiator like that. Wonder if it was made in Taiwan like the wheels?
     
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