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Old 04-25-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Radiator leak

02 Itasca Sunova Class A. Noticed a small amount of coolant on the ground under the front end and discovered a slight crack in the vertical plastic tank of the radiator (passenger side, toward the top) After test driving the coolant level is still up to snuff so it's not leaking much but will naturally get worse! Obviously a time consuming and challenging project to replace the radiator but in the meantime, are there any "Stop Leak" products out there that actually work? It's been a long time since I used anything like that but it seems like the "Bars Leaks" products were well thought of. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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I like Alumaseal and have had good luck with it over the years.
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Bars is top-of-the-line. Worked for me.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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Problem solved

Thanks Guys, big sigh of relief, upon further examination (hard to get your head in there) it turns out the stock spring clamp on the top hose had failed which was allowing a small stream of coolant to flow about an inch down to what appeared to be a crack in the plastic tank. Apparently this is part of the casting of the tank but during my initial discovery mode I didn't see the stream above this point and it looked like a hairline crack. A couple new hose clamps and good to go!

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Old 04-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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Congratulations. That's the best stop-leak solution in the toolbox!
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