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Old 10-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #21
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I believe in cheap fix. Find the leak and plug it.
I don't know that we've had too many success with cheap fixes, Merc.

The o-ring on temp sensor is a perfect fix for $1, but I don't think you can patch up the ET, if that's the OP's issue.

Smearing epoxy or rtv over a crack in ET isn't going to do much other than kick the problem down the road a few days.

Can't you get OE ETs for around $60 or so online?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #22
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I don't know that we've had too many success with cheap fixes, Merc.

The o-ring on temp sensor is a perfect fix for $1, but I don't think you can patch up the ET, if that's the OP's issue.

Smearing epoxy or rtv over a crack in ET isn't going to do much other than kick the problem down the road a few days.

Can't you get OE ETs for around $60 or so online?
Yeah I got one off eBay not to long back for $55 shipped to my house, not OEM though.......
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #23
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the thing is that im broke like i only got around 100 bucks to spend
Take a careful look. See what is leaking. Fix it. The internet can not tell you where the leak is coming from. You have to look. In the mean time carry around coolant, check and refill as needed - do not over fill. Keep your fingers crossed. Keep an an eye on the temperature gauge. If it gets near red park you car.
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