When Does A Radiator Tank Need Replacing?
Radiator tanks can become discoloured, brittle, or damaged from an impact. A damaged radiator tank needs to be replaced immediately to ensure the effectiveness of the vehicle’s cooling system. Natrad can supply replacement radiator tanks for most vehicles.
The radiator tank is part of the radiator itself. It could be made of plastic, brass, aluminium or steel. A leaking or damaged tank can prevent the radiator from cooling the engine properly. It’s just one of the reasons why a faulty radiator tank should be replaced. So Nip into Natrad for a replacement radiator tank.
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- What size radiator cooling fan does my vehicle need?Can I install a replacement radiator tank myself?
If you have the required tools and mechanical knowledge, you can install a radiator tank yourself. When installing a new radiator tank, you’ll need to thoroughly clean and flush the radiator core and cooling system. The coolant in the cooling system will also need to be replaced. It pays to a have a full cooling system check when replacing radiator end tanks to ensure that no other parts are damaged or contaminated.
Once the new radiator end tanks have been installed, they must be tested to ensure the integrity of the seal before the radiator is re-fitted to your vehicle.
A Natrad technician can help you select the correct replacement radiator tanks for your vehicle and header type, and they can install the new radiator tanks for you if required.
- When do radiator end tanks need replacing?
Signs that the radiator end tanks need to be replaced include:
- Coolant is always low
- Coolant is leaking, resulting in steam, puddles, drips and a detectable odour
- Your car engine is overheating.
Prompt replacement of faulty radiator tanks can help prevent your engine from overheating. A Natrad technician can diagnose the source of the cooling problem and recommend the best solution.
- When can the radiator end tank be replaced instead of the entire radiator unit?
If the radiator core is in excellent condition and free from damage, then it makes sense to just replace the damaged radiator tank. Usually when a plastic aluminium radiator is damaged the entire unit is replaced, but sometimes just the tanks can be replaced. For radiators with soldered or bolt-on tanks, the tanks are easier to replace.
Ask your Natrad technician about a cost-effective repair option for your damaged radiator.
- Do you have the right coolant for my vehicle?
Using a high-quality coolant and replacing it on schedule will help to protect your vehicle’s radiator and engine. Natrad can supply coolant for all types of passenger, commercial, on-road and off-road vehicles. We can even do a simple test to check the quality of the coolant, so it only gets replaced when required.
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