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Old 06-03-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
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Radiator O-Ring

Been leaking coolant in my EB2 Monty (1 litre every 2 weeks or so)

Preasure test reveals radiator side tank (passenger side) has a dodgy O-Ring and the coolant is weeping from there.

Was quoted $120 to repair or $230 to replace the whole radiator.

Is it possible to replace the o rings yourself without removing the radiator?. Or even if you DO have to remove it. Is it something you can easily do from home?

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Old 06-04-2005, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Been leaking coolant in my EB2 Monty (1 litre every 2 weeks or so)

Preasure test reveals radiator side tank (passenger side) has a dodgy O-Ring and the coolant is weeping from there.

Was quoted $120 to repair or $230 to replace the whole radiator.

Is it possible to replace the o rings yourself without removing the radiator?. Or even if you DO have to remove it. Is it something you can easily do from home?

Cheers
Rod
Not a job you can do at home. The plastic side tanks need to be pressed on with the o ring. You will probably find the tanks are buggered anyway. Easier just to buy a new radiator. Mal.
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Not a job you can do at home. The plastic side tanks need to be pressed on with the o ring. You will probably find the tanks are buggered anyway. Easier just to buy a new radiator. Mal.
Thanks mate :)

Yeah i called a radiator joint this arvo which is closer to home. Told him about the preasure test and O ring. He mentioned that the O ring isn't all that common, and it's more likely a split in the tank.

Great. so now we have 2 opinions. I'll go see this radiator guy on monday and have a chat.

But i think you're right. Best to get a new radiator.

Is $220 a good price?. Doubt that includes fitting.
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Re: Radiator O-Ring

you would be better off buying a new radiator in the long run, then at least you know its brand new and nothing else can go wrong with it fora while.
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Thanks mate :)

Yeah i called a radiator joint this arvo which is closer to home. Told him about the preasure test and O ring. He mentioned that the O ring isn't all that common, and it's more likely a split in the tank.

Great. so now we have 2 opinions. I'll go see this radiator guy on monday and have a chat.

But i think you're right. Best to get a new radiator.

Is $220 a good price?. Doubt that includes fitting.
$220 is a good price. Fitting it is easy, it will only take about 30 mins. Don't forget to flush engine & heater beforehand, otherwise you will fill the new rad with crap. Use a good quality coolant as well. Mal.
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