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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Linden, California
Coolant leak - round 2
Well, I'm back with another coolant leak on the OH8 Malibu with 3.5V6. This time it's the radiator. It appears to be leaking from the bottom passenger side of the tank where it crimps on to the aluminum core. It's dry above this point so I'm fairly positive it's not the hose. You can see the coolant in the purple circles.
I am looking at getting an A/C Delco radiator for just a hair over 200.00 but it's warranty is 12 months. However, the Spectra radiator is 130.00 with a 24 month warranty. And O-Reillys Murray is 190.00. So what do you guys think? A/C, Spectra, Murray? Or a different brand? I plan on doing the hoses while I'm there, it just makes sense. But, should I do the thermostat too while I'm there? The car is just a tad over 5 1/2 years old with less than 80,000 miles.
Also, circled in red, is the transmission coolant line. Do I need a special tool to disconnect this line? Thanks, "wet again" Bruce
Last edited by LindenBruce; 01-16-2013 at 05:10 PM.