Radiator split

Discussion of Infiniti's amazing (and underrated) sport-luxury crossovers, the EX35 and EX37. For 2014, the EX series will be renamed QX50, in line with Ininfiit's new naming conventions.
mgreenb561
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Radiator split

Postby mgreenb561 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:58 pm

2011 ex35. Didn't even see a leak, but smelled antifreeze. Did a pressure test and it's just pissing out of passenger side right on the edge. It is right in front of upper hose, but i see no fluid on back side It's been 30 + years since I had radiator issues. Do they have a habit of just popping leaks? I suppose they don't get fixed; just replaced


macgiver
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Re: Radiator split

Postby macgiver » Tue May 22, 2018 5:54 pm

mac, stress is the big factor - like if a previous owner had front collision (many pay cash,showing NOTHING on Carfax :spitout: ). Sometimes when working on engine compartment WE put heavy things "on top" that transfer pressure onto those damn plastic radiators. Oughta just get a replacement Lifetime Warranty one , since your NOT sure why it broke - You'll want to go back and get a FREE one in a year and 1/2 right? :lolling:
Tip - Get NEW radiator CAP too,in case too much pressure not relieved properly is a problem. :yesnod
You have one of those "mobile mechanics" do the labor :rotflmao ,put like an Autozone (one in myJ30 great for 6+ years now).

mgreenb561
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Re: Radiator split

Postby mgreenb561 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:17 pm

Shocked. I got car used but very clean. No work under hood. I guess sh#t happens; they're just good til they're not. Good idea to change cap

Clearly, i am very old. Last time i had to do radiator work, they were copper

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XIS
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Car: 08 EX35 RWD
17 QX30 Sport
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Re: Radiator split

Postby XIS » Wed May 23, 2018 7:57 am

If you do it yourself, make sure you take it to an AC shop to have the refrigerant evacuated and then refilled when you are done. You must remove the AC line to remove the radiator.
If you want a good laugh, search my posts a few years back when I learned this the hard way.
:)

mrzuzzo
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Car: '08 EX35 Journey AWD

Re: Radiator split

Postby mrzuzzo » Wed May 23, 2018 3:22 pm

Our radiator fell apart like this at around 80K miles.

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NJGuy
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Car: 2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey AWD

Re: Radiator split

Postby NJGuy » Thu May 24, 2018 7:51 am

mgreenb561 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Do they have a habit of just popping leaks?
Yes.

mgreenb561
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Re: Radiator split

Postby mgreenb561 » Thu May 24, 2018 10:35 am

Thx guys. Just waiting for the rain to stop to get her done. I could clean my garage, but its only gonna rain 3 or 4 days here

sev
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Car: 2010 EX35

Re: Radiator split

Postby sev » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:55 pm

this is a common issue on this car. Mine did it around 90k as well

sherwooa
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Re: Radiator split

Postby sherwooa » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:46 am

The radiator on ours just went at 89K. Right side leaking so it's getting replaced, along with t-stat.

XFordMan
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Re: Radiator split

Postby XFordMan » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:32 am

Same thing happened to my 2010 EX35 this past summer. I'm going to post my experience and ask for some advice, but not as a reply to this one. Like others have mentioned here, mine also had a little over 90K miles and split on the passenger side. To "sherwooa" above - be careful of the thermostat!


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