So, I have just cleaned out and flushed my 929 radiator.
Been 3 years with no cooling/leak issues, but thought it time to put some new fluid in, while I did some other maintenance.
Drained old coolant, flushed system with clean tap water, twice.
Fluid that came out in the flushes did not seem dirty, tap water ran out clean with no sign of rust or gunk etc.
I then used some Wynns radiator cleaner (supposedly compatible with all engine components) mixed in with the water, then started up the Blade. After about 5 minutes and at 80 C, the radiator starts steaming big time, and leaking from the bottom left and top right areas.
Bummer, how could it start leaking like a sieve after no leaks in the 5 years I've had it ?
I had my doubts about the radiator, as it has heaps of old dents in the fins from rocks etc. Previous owners must have been on some rough roads !
So, I have priced new 929 radiators, they seem stupidly expensively priced from AU $ 500 through to about AU $ 1300, going from research on the net.
What to do ? New one/second hand/repair ?
Bladeracer, if you read this, can you recommend anyone you know of in Australia who sells/ repairs 929 radiators ? The price of a new radiator is just plain crazy shocking !
Thanks for anyone with advice !