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Radiator Repair

Postby mountain4don » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:41 am

During the summer we use our 1959 Cub Lo-Boy with 59" Woods mower deck mainly for mowing several acres of grass around our farm in Missouri. After several hours of mowing in the mid-90's days, the radiator seems to leak anti-freeze all over the radiator. Clogging up the radiator with shredded grass and antifreeze, which seems to glue the stuff in there. I did notice after leaving it out in a heavy rain I could blow some of the stuff out of the radiator from the back using the air hose and about 90 PSI of air, but still couldn't get it all out. So, my questions are, how to go about repairing the radiator and how to keep it clean? :help:
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Re: Radiator Repair

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:54 am

Find the leak, drain the antifreeze below leak, clean it really really really well and sorter it. Could be the overflow tube broken off at the filler neck, seen that many times and repaired 2 (mine).
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Re: Radiator Repair

Postby Eugene » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:02 pm

Periodically I have to blow out the accumulated radiator debris for my mower tractors. I purchased a hand held wand with an extra long nozzle to blow out debris.

Radiator leak. Possibility of over filling the radiator and the cooling system spueing out excess coolant. If the radiator has pin holes in the tubing, better and cheaper to purchase a replacement radiator. If you purchase a new radiator, obtain the Irish manufactured one. It's quality and fits.
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