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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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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


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just get a new radiator.

I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

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how much will a new radiator set me back, sounds expensive

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Re: dam plastic radiator tranks

well off ebay, around 150 + shipping seems to be the go, from Ford an EF V8 radiator is $360 oddd, and I believe most radiator shops charge $250.

A simple end tank removal and clean usually costs $120, so with a new side tank i would expect you will pay around $150.

Your call.

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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.
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Re: dam plastic radiator tranks

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.

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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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the falcon cooling systems are really shyte
No they aren't really, poor maintenace and low quality parts are the problem.

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No they aren't really, poor maintenace and low quality parts are the problem.
well my car has ford service records right up untill now from when it was first manufactured, so it seems it was properly maintained, with ford genuine parts

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well my car has ford service records right up untill now from when it was first manufactured, so it seems it was properly maintained, with ford genuine parts
well should be a warranty issue then ............. LOL

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