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Guest Message by DevFuse

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blown radiator tank what else?

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#1 guido32


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Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:47 PM

Hey I have a 88 Wagon just in from Montana Radiator tank is split from upper hose down the tank about 6-8 inches, it peels away like a banana. :dead: car ran right after popping back through the intake what other damage should I be looking for? Or would I be better off just doing a heart transplant? :confused:

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:11 PM

I am sorry but I don't understand what you are saying?

#3 Reveeen


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Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

Usually, usually, but not always, the tank splits due to excessive pressure in the cooling system. As to the why is anyone's guess, best case thermostat, worst case cracked head(s), smell the oil, install new rad, pressure test with a tester, look for coolant disappearing. If it split one rad, very likely it will split another if you try running it, without a watchful eye.

#4 guido32


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Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:31 PM

I am sorry but I don't understand what you are saying?

The radiator tank physically split open and peeled back I am just asking should I be looking for a new engine? or what damage should I be reviewing for if I want to fix it?:)

#5 screwbaru2


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Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:36 PM

I think Reveeen gave you the answer.

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