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Re: Radiator leak

>      I have an '87 VW Quantum Syncro with the 2.2L 5-cylinder (consider it 
>      an '87 4000S Quattro).  I was checking into the reason my low-coolant 
>      light was flashing (again), and I discovered that the radiator is 
>      leaking at the seam around the top tank.  My question to you all is 
>      this:  Can these radiators be repaired when they get a seam leak?  I 
>      believe it has an aluminum core with metal tanks, and I don't recall 
>      any reason why such a radiator can't be repaired.  Also, is there any 
>      reason to avoid a used (hopefully less than mine) or recored radiator 
>      if I replace this one?
>      - Dave Dahl  (dad@roadnet.ups.com)
>      - '87 VW Quantum Syncro

If an all-metal radiator is available, use it.  The composite ones are