Summit Racing radiator - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 02-19-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Belmont, NH
Posts: 88
gerb04 is on a distinguished road
Summit Racing radiator

I put a summit racing radiator in last December 09. Some anti freeze will leak out from where the plastic bottom is crimped into the radiator. Now, it only leaks every so often. I've checked all the hoses, anti freeze reservoir, cap, etc. Should I try to use some pliers and re-crimp where the plastic bottom mates to the rest of the radiator. Or maybe I should just in touch with Summit Racing.
gerb04 is offline   Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 42,036
Jerry Bransford is on a distinguished road
A leak between the aluminum core & where the plastic bottom & top is crimped to it is impossible to fix permanently. My dealership tried fixing my leaky OE radiator 12-13 years ago when the TJ was still under warranty but eventually gave up. The ended up buying me a new aftermarket radiator since Jeep was backordered on replacement radiators for nearly a month due to leaky radiators being a widespread problem for early TJs.

I would tell Summit that it's leaking and that it can't be repaired/resealed where it is crimped together and get a replacement under warranty.

When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 07:28 AM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Belmont, NH
Posts: 88
gerb04 is on a distinguished road
I called summit right after I posted this thread and they are sending me a new radiator!
gerb04 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aluminum Radiator - Good or Bad? bagged92sdime TJ Tech Forum 19 01-27-2010 10:43 AM
radiator crazyredneck TJ General Discussion Forum 5 10-27-2009 07:04 PM
Radiator and waterpump R&R amy TJ Tech Forum 7 09-09-2009 01:39 PM
British Motorsports - Banger Racing Coyote_94YJ Off-Topic 11 08-31-2009 12:01 PM
Radiator hose leak thunda70 TJ Tech Forum 2 03-04-2009 10:15 AM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner