the part where the top radiator hose clamps to the radiator just broke off, now im wondering if i can just get a new end tank or will i have to replace the whole radiator
The plastic degrades from; the use poor quality coolant, incompatable coolants, lack of coolant changes, excess heat.
You can have just the tank replaced, that is the cheapest way. But make sure you use a good quality coolant and keep the changes regular, use the same brand all the time.
Change the thermostat while your at it.
The only issue with JUST end tank replacement is, the money spent could be wasted if the other end then goes, or it is mostly blocked and pressure caused the issue in the first place, that's why personally I would just get a new one, but each to there own.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
i have booked it in the have both the tanks replaced and a whole clean out of the radiator for $180, sounds better then spending 300 odd for a whole new radiator which i dont really need.
thermostat has been already replaced, as well as the water pump and both of the radiator hoses. i have now basically replaced and or fixed the whole cooling system. the falcon cooling systems are really shyte
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