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Dieter, if the original radiator core is still good often a new end tank can be fabricated from aluminum and welded to the old core. I used to do this all the time to late model Subaru WRX's and STI's that had cracked plastic end tanks.I have to back out...
Driving home on Tuesday with the BENGEL (the Kadett E Convertible) "I lost my water" so to speak. All of it in an instant, when the upper radiator hose disconnected from the radiator. Further investigation showed that the plastic hose connector (yes, the radiator has plastic end caps :aargh4 just broke off. I ordered a replacement radiator (1990 Pontiac LeMans) the same day and received it yesterday. Short story, it is completely identical to the Opel radiator LH to RH, but the Pontiac unit is about 4" higher. So, I'm currently radiator-less with my car of choice for the great sunny weekend, and I don't want to do the long trip with the MINI BRUTE. I'll just have to stay home and get drunk by myself.
Sorry guys, but I'll be with y'all with my thoughts, and hope (=know) you'll have a great time!