Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
Wow, that's pretty bad. You touched on 1 of my concerns when I saw that...too much pressure. That was my first thought to cause something like that OR maybe it's just a cheap/broken radiator. Too much pressure though, I'd also be worrying about the Heater Core as well. Just be sure to do a Full Flush n Clean of the entire System, replace the T-Stat AND the Pressure Cap.
My other concerns are, if that Radiator Blew apart like that would be....What about the Coolers on the End Tanks? If those let go too, then you may have some much more serious problems to deal with. You don't want Coolant mixing with your Trans or Oil Coolers so I would consider Pulling that radiator as quickly as possible.
When looking for a new rad, consider the All Aluminum unit. They are not too expensive and the cheaper ones have gotten good reviews here for the most part.
'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.