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R. Dave Carr

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« on: May 20, 2008, 10:20:12 AM »

Guys, I have the radiator out of the 300 for service, and leak repair.  I found that the lower radiator outlet had a rubber sleeve on it to make a larger sized hose fit.  The hose that came off is the same size on both ends.  Should my radiator outlet be smaller than the water pump outlet where the hose attaches?
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 10:28:49 AM »

No, the OD should be about the same.  I think it's 1 1/2"
 
I've seen those sleeves from K-Mart hoses.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 10:33:45 AM »

Well that's bad.....
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 10:57:33 AM »

Spoke with radiator guru, he says he will see if he can get proper outlet on radiator for me.  Also told me many of the tubes at the header plate were weeping, so ALL will need to be re-soldered.   Otherwise a re-core would be about 380 bucks!  So, for 90-125 my radiator will be made good again.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 11:25:18 AM »

Frankly Dave. . .I think you are putting good money into bad then
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 11:31:09 AM »

Why Steve?  The radiator is not rotten by any means, just has some bad solder joints, and a wrong sized neck.   Apparently it's a newer aftermarket radiator.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 12:46:37 PM »

OK  I was assuming it was the original
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 08:31:48 PM »

Ah, the aftermarket explains the wrong size outlet.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 09:09:57 PM »

That guy will be chasing leaks forever.....my buddy the radiator guy says any tube leaks at the header are a sign the rad is trash. Even the big truck cores are a waste of time when header leaks appear. I have spent some time standing next to him helping by holding a droplight for him and listening to the profanity fly as he tried to quell tube leaks.....this is why you don't hear of "rodding" out radiators to clean them anymore. All of the heat needed to remove the tanks ruins the factory solder job between the headers and the tubes.....go with new and get a lifetime warranty rad while you're at it

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008, 06:45:10 AM »

My rad guy has been doing radiators for over 30 years.   He's confident that the repairs are all it needs.  If it needs a radiator later on I can do it, but I want to try what he reccomends first.   Especially since were talking several hundred dollars!
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 07:35:46 AM »

Since your talking rad's I have a question. (Suprise)  When the engine is running should the hose coming from the top of the engine back to the radiator when squeezed give or have pressure in it and not give? 
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 07:36:48 AM »

If the stat is open, it should have pressure.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2008, 07:49:02 AM »

Ok I just searched the net with no luck.   What's the stat?   
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2008, 08:01:02 AM »

The thermostat.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2008, 08:04:01 AM »

Doh!   I look in my tech manual tonight and see where that is and check it.  If I recall correctly it located in the back, firewall,  on top of the engine near the carb. 
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