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Radiator nipple snapped

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Kiwive, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Kiwive

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    hey guys..

    Flashed out my radiator today and when taking off the hose on the filler neck the hose nipple ( not sure what it’s actullY called) just crumble to pieces.. any body have any duno how to go about fixing it?? I can get the hose on a couple of mm and it clamps ok with hose clam but still has a slight leak.. really don’t want to have to swap the radiator out just for this

    Would post pic but can’t figure out how to attach
     
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    That's the feed from the top of the to allow the air to bleed from block/heads.

    It's under pressure. Just buy a new one.
     
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    As in buy a new radiator?
     
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    Unfortunately yes... the radiators are a combo of plastic and aluminium - don’t think there’s any coming back from that

    Even if you were able to reattach it, it would break the moment hot coolant under pressure passed through it
     
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    Bit ordinary looking.

    I do have a spare radiator in Brisbane for a SS... Not much help to you.
    It's a 15min job to swap out.
     
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    Yep those radiators are made of cheap plastic crap so your up for a new one unfortunately, I had the spigot for the radiator hose break off on my VE SS, as above its peice off piss to change it out and if you can get an aftermarket full alloy radiator then I'd suggest u go that way because you'll never have that problem again
     
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    What you mean by that?
     
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    What would you expect to pay for a aftermarket full ally? I’ve found them from $200 up to about $800..
     
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    This dosn't look like healthy coolant to me.....brown and spotty.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That’s actually not the coolant, that’s rust spots on the filler neck. The coolant was actually pretty clean having not be changed for at least five years.
     
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    Looks like tomato seeds in there. LOL.
     
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    Lo yea guess it does.. any suggestions on radiator brands? What to stay away from what’s good?
     
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    Pwr is a really good quality radiator
     

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