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Change Of Radiator For Peugeot 408 Turbo


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bubblebob

Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

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Hi guys, Just wondering, if change of radiator for Peugeot 408 is a common practice to fix water leaking issue? I remember from previous experience with other cars, normally, the workshop will repair the radiator instead of changing a new one. Any thoughts on this?

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 12:21 AM

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It depends on your problem. If radiator top or bottom cover issue and they have spare parts for replacement then they will repair. If they do not have then you need to change to new one....

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:51 AM

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Commonly, any water leak issues shop will change the radiator first, can get fast money :)

 

For the 408T, water missing issue is not only due to radiator, sadly, many factors can contribute to it, especially the water intake system, Turbo system etc.

 Do not send your car to normal radiator shop to repair, go to Peugeot specialist to do it, they basically know what are the usual parts that need to change. And if your car out of warranty, prepare money.

 

Actually, if you get a good foreman, he can help you repair it for a small charge than change it.

But nowadays, parts are designed to be changed and not repaired, so most of the time, if any repairs are down, it most last long.



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:20 PM

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I remember my friend's PUG 306 had plastic radiator. My mechanic epoxy the leak, then after a while leak from somewhere else. The whole radiator was brittle already, so in the end changed the radiator. Seems it cost RM1k plus.... :( :wacko: