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Old 10-30-2003, 06:23   #1 (permalink)
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radiator patch?

Is there any type of substance that I could put on my radiator to fix a small very easy to get to crack...? I'm not pouring that goop in the radiator.
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Old 10-30-2003, 13:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: radiator patch?

I know that there is like a putty that you can buy to do that sort of thing over here in NZ but I can't remember what it is called. I'd suggest going to your nearest repko/super cheap and ask the guys there if they stock it. They should do.
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Re: radiator patch?

Dunno how muffler putty would go... or fuel tank sealant...

Why not pull the radiator, and get it fixed properly, and serviced at the same time?
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Old 10-30-2003, 14:51   #4 (permalink)
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Re: radiator patch?

Really just as long as it is heat resistant but I agree with ebxr. Go get it fixed properly it's better in the long run
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Re: radiator patch?

I'd like to fix it properly, but the only shop in town that does radiators won't touch it in a week and they want $60-90! I could get a new radiator for $120, but they have to order it. I have to drive to Las Vegas in the morning. It'll do fine. I've got 3 gallons of coolant, water and antifreeze, and I've got the gunk. It doesn't leak very bad.
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:12   #6 (permalink)
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Re: radiator patch?

Braze it if it's copper. Otherwise the metal putty stuff is the go.
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:41   #7 (permalink)
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Re: radiator patch?

or get some Permatex Gas Tank And Radiator Repair or similar. See http://permatex.com/auto/autouh.asp?...&item_no=80884
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Re: radiator patch?

Superglue works, believe it or not :)
Or, if you have an old battery, do what I do - melt some lead onto the leaky bit.
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