Best place for Radiator work
If you are in the Perth metro area, and are having radiator problems, definately try Radiator Masters in Claremont/Nedlands. I have been having a few overheating/coolant problems, and after he pressure tested it, he reccomended taking it to a mechanic to see if it is a blow head gasket or cracked head causing the problem. So I did take it to a reccomended mechanic.
They looked at it for a long time, couldn't find anything, it passed the head test, and no pipes or hoses were busted or leaking. They hoisted it to take a better look, and after an extensive look, all they could come up with was a small crack in the radiator bottle. Quoted me $200 to replace it.
I said, thanks, but no thanks. Here is your $40 for labour, I'll get some radiator stop leak fluid, and be on my way.
I was still having some problems with overheating, but mainly just overheating, not losing coolant (well, I rechnically was losing coolant as the coolant was boiling in the overflow tank and pissing out the overflow hose). So I took it back to the radiator dude. he said he would give me a new radiator bottle, thermostat, and flush the radiator for just $140 (cash ofcourse).
2 good buys in 2 days.
Yesterday I got a 2.5" Lukey cat back exhaust system with mandrel bent muffler and steel tip for $240, 5 months after Centre Ford quoted me $480 for their "official Ford exhaust" and today I save atleast $100-150 on radiator work.
Me = STOKED!
Now more money for when I go down south this w/e!
I will let you guys know how the repairs go - hope it fixes the problem.