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Looked back at my Jeep (as you do) and noticed this leak which gets pretty intense once you turn off the ignition.

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Try some JB Weld and see what happens
That's definitely what I would do on the trail. Just figured I'd ask around since I have the luxury of not being stranded right now, haha
 

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Not sure if I can see what you are referring to in the photos supplied but I agree with pkdailey4 that I would try JB Weld first. I have used it in other applications with great success. Clean the area well and apply a thin layer. Once that is set you can add a slightly thicker and larger patch. It seems to cure faster and stronger in thin layers rather than one thick patch.

Good luck and let us know if it works. Certainly cheaper than a new radiator. If that fails, consider finding a radiator shop that is willing to fix it rather than replace it. They seem to know how to solder stuff way better than the average bear.
 

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Immediate - patch, as soon as you can, replace.
 

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You made it 11 years. Congrats. Now replace it before you add the cost of a tow to the bill.
 

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Not sure if I can see what you are referring to in the photos supplied but I agree with pkdailey4 that I would try JB Weld first.
Click to enlarge! It's spraying out of the plastic like a water fountain!!
 

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You made it 11 years. Congrats. Now replace it before you add the cost of a tow to the bill.
Sadly this one is only 4 years old. The original one developed a pretty good leak at the metal/plastic seam :(
 

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Well, a patch might buy you a few days. Sand the area, then some good cleaner, then some JB. Get the new one in the mail or carry a few gallons of water. maybe both.
 

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Click to enlarge! It's spraying out of the plastic like a water fountain!!
OK, I see it now. So JB Weld for plastic and forget the soldering recommendation. I still recommend the layered approach rather than one big glob from the get go. The epoxies that are made today are pretty good.
 

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My buddy was free yesterday, and between two of the dealers here the parts were in stock, so i ended up replacing it last night.
 
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Good call..:thumb:
 
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