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Help with a buddy's Prelude/Radiator!

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by EKDriv3r, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. EKDriv3r

    EKDriv3r New Member

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    Hey guys,

    A buddy of mine is having a problem and I wanted to ask you what you guys thought of his "solution"

    He recently cracked his radiator and simply put JB weld over it, let it dry/cure, and says it is good to go. I said, you better replace it before it goes completely.

    Anything else he can do instead of replacing it?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    What park cracked? If its the end tank, then he may be OK assuming he cleaned the bonded areas really well, and is using stuff for plastic. A friend of mine has been going 20k on an epoxied end tank on a 95' M3.
     
  3. EKDriv3r

    EKDriv3r New Member

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    Hmmm... I'll check. I remember him saying "it's under the upper hose". I still have yet to physically "see" it, so who knows at this point I guess.
     
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    So I got a chance to check everything out. LOL is all I will say. The "patch" job was covering a hole the size of a dime. Long story short, he wanted to go for a drive in his car, and about 1/2 mile down from his house, pop goes the radiator "fix". He quickly turned around and got home safely without overheating the car.

    All I can say is that he just order one of those Mishimoto radiators that he kept talking about. Apparently, they just released one for the 92-96 Preludes. I guess since I am a Civic guy, I am used to like 8 different companies making parts for my car. Is it different in the Prelude "realm"?

    Anyways, the radiator should be coming this week and I plan to go over to his house this upcoming weekend to help him to the install.
     
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