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First SportX Repair

Almost 91K miles, 8 years into it's life, I had my first non-maintenance repair today. On Friday, the plastic part of the radiator (top part) got a hairline crack right in front of the filler neck, and I leaked (steamed) out my coolant along I-595 Westbound.

$2.57 worth of JB Weld held me over the weekend, but I took her in today to get a a new rad, thermostat, and rad cap.

If I didn't have two kids, I prolly would have rocked that JB Weld for a year or two more

Hopefully this isn't a sign of worse things to come!

I think I might start demodding it though, I need new tires and 255 ain't cheap and being lowered eats up those mugs.

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Sorry to hear that Al. Our GGPs are same age (except mileage your 10k up). Thanks for the post, I'll be keeping an eye out on my radiator...

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Pretty common for these plastic end capped radiators

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Tigger seach on here for cracked radiator, it seems pretty common, at least it came up a couple times, so that made me feel good about myself. hahaha

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Good to know.

BTW....one of my rear hatch shock supports blew out on me! Grrrr =(

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Yeah, I've read about 'em here a couple years back but I like your post because of how our cars are close in age and mileage. It kinda raise a red flag on my end to keep an eye out for it.

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yoo man. you're local, how come we don't see you at local meets. i would LOVE to see your sportx in person!

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Dude sorry I have been MIA lately. My youngest just turned one, so the opportunity to leave the house hasn't come up too much lately. Haha

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great to know that that is the only non maintenance repair you had to do.
seems like a pretty reliable car, dont mistake this for a bad time about to come

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Pretty common for these plastic end capped radiators
truth! glad you caught it in time before an overheat or worse.

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