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Offline AndyB

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2.5 Auto coolant pipe on the radiator
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:31:08 am »
Not posted on here before but was checking around the engine bay and I must have knocked/broken a pipe on the radiator. Its a small one near the radiator cap itself and it only took a slight knock but is definitely broken.

As far as I can work out (I'm in a bit of a rush) it goes to the top of the water pump. Is it safe enough to just blank off the radiator and the pipe, as that's all Ive had time to do. The broken bits inside the pipe are either very brittle plastic or a fibre based material. Also what is the best way to repair this, hopefully not a new radiator  :(

I'm in Saudia Arabia and its the 2.5 Auto version

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Re: 2.5 Auto coolant pipe on the radiator
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 02:36:41 pm »


You can see its from the small hole and the pipe that should be attached is the one with the clips on

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Re: 2.5 Auto coolant pipe on the radiator
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 05:18:30 am »
Somebody will be able to fix that. If it did nothing, it would not be there. Blocking it may take as long as fixing it.

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Re: 2.5 Auto coolant pipe on the radiator
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 09:03:30 am »
Yep you're right, of course it does something, blocking it off worked as a quick fix to do what I had to do (hospital) then find someone to fix it.

Mazda wanted around 230 quid for a whole new radiator which isn't too bad really, however I got someone to replace the whole plastic top of the rad, flush it through, pressure test it, new coolant for 350 Riyals=75 quid, so not bad at all, especially as it was about 3 hrs work  ;D