Re: [DML] Plastic vs. Metal Radiators: Not much difference.
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Re: [DML] Plastic vs. Metal Radiators: Not much difference.



The assumption is that metal side tanks are welded or braised to the 
radiator core whereas plastic ones are bonded.

Martin


therealdmcvegas wrote:

> Plastic most likely has NOTHING AT ALL to do with the tanks leaking...
>
> I've got an all metal 3-core radiator, and the thing leaks on the
> seams where the metal tanks are. The reason? I keep slamming the
> radiator bolts on the bottom into concrete plyons/stops/curbs in
> parking spaces. This causes the radiator to flex. Yes, if the plastic
> tanks were installed, i probably would have seen the tanks crack first
> before the seams went, as is the case with the metal ones.
>
> So plastic vs. metal? No difference assuming you don't keep scraping
> your radiator on concrete.
>
> -Robert
> vin 6585 "X"


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