Our Winnipeg shop charges $108/hour. Our Estevan shop charges $115/hour. For cleaning and testing parts, it is a minimum 30 minute charge. The reason we test your part prior to confirming the estimate is to ensure we know exactly where the leak or issue is coming from. We are committed to offering the best possible service and providing long-last repairs rather than a quick fix.
No, we do not repair plastic radiator tanks. This is because after cleaning and inspection the radiator will reveal many other causes for the leak. We do not repair plastic tanks and are unable to repair a plastic tank as we do not carry the supplies and equipment to do so. Plastic tanks are crimped onto the aluminum radiator core and un-crimping the tank weakens the aluminum tabs, thus making it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to achieve a good seal to the new tank.
We highly recommend replacing your plastic tank with one of our more durable options such as an after-market replacement radiator or we can convert your plastic tank/aluminum core to an all copper-brass radiator. The finished copper-brass radiator is heavy duty, higher efficiency and requires less future maintenance for our customers. A copper-brass radiator is also easier and inexpensive to repair any future leaks and core replacements if damaged. All our after-market radiators and special-order radiators have a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
We recommend bringing it to one of our locations so we can examine it and let you know whether it requires repairing or a full replacement. If your charge air cooler is leaking, it can be very hard on the turbo of your diesel engine. This will effect not only your fuel economy but the health of your entire engine. You will know if your CAC is leaking by noticing a loss in power or a noticeable drop in your fuel economy.
We can provide you a quote within half a day. Our quoting process pulls an average price for the typical fuel tank that best reflects your machine. Once the fuel tank is in our shop, we further examine it and update our estimate based on its condition.
Yes, both our Winnipeg and Estevan shops flush radiators for heavy duty trucks, semis and industrial machinery. Typically this job takes half a day. We ask that you call us in advance to book to ensure we can make it a quick turn-around.
We do not flush automotive radiators for cars or trucks. We recommend V-Tech Auto located just down the street from our Winnipeg location at the corner of Logan & King Edward (Route 90).