Well, I took my 2000 CR-V (175k miles!) to the dealer for a needed transmission flush and they brought my attention to the radiator. The top plastic piece has a 2-3 inch crack in it and it is leaking a little fluid.
The guy said the entire thing needs to be replaced, and they quoted it at $615 for the replacement and new upper and lower hoses.
Being the poor college kid I am, this is disastrous, so I'm wondering what you guys think.
How soon does this need to be replaced? Does the entire radiator really need to be replaced? Is there some sort of make-shift seal I can do myself that will hold me over a few months/weeks? Is the price good? Should I get a second opinion, or go to a local shop for the repair/replacement?
As a side note, they also said that my front/lower motor mounts were wearing bad and one is actually broken. How long can I wait that out? He gave me a quote for $239 for the front/lowers.