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Silverton Radiator Broken

Postby Unkredible » 08 Dec 2016 11:03

Hi All,
I had my radiator flushed and redone about 18 months ago at Silverton in Strydom Park. They picked up that the head gasket was leaking at the time, and charged me R3k+ for the job...
I took about a year to get that issue sorted out and the car has been going well.
This morning the pipe that comes out of the top tank, which seems to be made of plastic snapped off. Luckily I noticed in my driveway. The pipe is totally brittle.
Surely this type of plastic top tank is not suitable for a 4x4 that is going to be used on bumpy and corrugated dirt roads and off road???
Can anyone advise me on where i can get a decent replacement radiator?
Thanks
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Re: Silverton Radiator Broken

Postby mve100 » 08 Dec 2016 11:06

You can contact Graham at G-Tech. He replaced mine a couple of months ago.
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Re: Silverton Radiator Broken

Postby Michael » 08 Dec 2016 11:09

Bruce, now that you mentioned it Lourens's Agerob had the exact same problem.

I have read the Aussies have had similar problems with the plastic tanks.

Tombo's radiators replaced the top tank on Lourens's Patrol for a good price
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Re: Silverton Radiator Broken

Postby Tinus lotz » 08 Dec 2016 13:05

Jip you can buy a brand new radiator from tombo speak to billy for about 3k plus vat or you can let them build you a alli top for about 1.2k extra ....nissan uses plastic ones i will get the new one and just use it as it comes ....and buy a new one in 100000 km :mytwocents: oagt29nege033ses7 billies no tell him i gave you his no he helps the forum guys always
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