I have a radiator leak top right corner of the radiator. I've heard good and bad things about stop leak. Opinions? And would you just JB Weld the spot where it's leaking? Don't feel like buying a new radiator on a car that only has 81,000 on it.
My experiences with stop leak were all bad. JB Weld has saved me a lot of times but never used it on a radiator, cant see why not though.
If you plan on keeping the car, just buy a new radiator bro. You dont want that 5.7 to heat up and cause more costly problems.
Stop leak and jb weld, especially on radiator repairs, are junk. A brand new AM radiator is about $150-175, used should be available for $100ish. Lot more peace of mind knowing your radiator is good.
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Opinion?..........Don't put that stop leak crap in your radiator. It may stop the leak but it may also reduce the cooling capacity of the radiator. There have been several cases of catastrophic 5.7 Hemi engine failure caused by dropped valve seats. Dropped valve seats caused by overheating? You price a replacement motor lately? Why would you hesitate to correctly repair the cooling system in your car? That's my opinion.
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