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Hairline crack on plastic part of radiator where upper hose connects.

(1999 BMW 323i)
in North Kingstown, RI on November 17, 2011
Very small amount of antifreeze leaks from crack when car runs, then stops when is turned off. Car has never overheated.
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on November 17, 2011
I had the same issue, and as I fixed one crack another would appear. Best option is to replace the radiator.
on November 18, 2011
I do plan on eventually replacing radiator, but can't right now. What can I use as temporary fix?
on November 21, 2011
I used JB Weld and allowed it to dry overnight. The cracks I patched never leaked again. Can purchase JB Weld at Wal Mart and it is not expensive. Mix and apply like you would epoxy.
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