You could clean up that tube and solder it back on....but I guess as cheap as they are you'll replace with new.
It wasn’t cheap at all! It was a OEM Ford one. I have a friend that owns a radiator shop. He’s going to fix it for me, and it will be better than it was new!
I wasn't saying that the part on the car was cheap....I was stating the cost of repairing one vs. buying a replacement. When I started working on cars we rebuilt just about everything. Now it seems most people just replace parts. People look at me crazy when I tell them I can rebuild their power steering pumps, compressors, window motors, steering gears, etc.
When it comes to just replacing a part vs rebuilding the part it's a matter of cost to me. If I can rebuild it for a fraction of the cost to replace and I'm capable of doing the work myself then I rebuild it. Otherwise I get a quality replacement. If I can rebuild it cheap, but it's going to take me half a day and I can just go buy a new one cheap then I buy the new one. I rebuilt my power steering pump instead of buying new. I guess the real issue is people just are not teaching their kids how to do stuff like that anymore and younger adults don't want to take the time to learn how to do it.