but you will still have the leaky radiator, which in time will eventually leak out all the coolant and eventually you will have to replace the radiator right ?
ByPath wrote:don't mean to bump an old thread, but wouldn't it be better to get to the source of the problem and replace the radiator ?
probably, but the work and effort required to do this bypass makes it more appealing the replacing the radiator
No one is suggesting that you leave a failed leaking radiator in your truck. If failure has already occured before you bypass (ie the tube cracks and allows coolant to contaminate your trans fluid), you are already screwed, and need to replace/rebuild your tranny and your radiator.
However, if you bypass the rad befoer it fails, that means you won't take out your tranny and cost you $5000 if your transcooler in your rad fails.
Anytime a rad has failed in a vehicle of mine, I replace the rad and move on with life.
So doing the bypass costs $0, and if/when the rad eventually fails, your looking at another $400.
Don't bypass, and you could be looking at $5400.
Thats the reasoning.