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    Default Temporary Radiator Repairs

    Does anybody know of any temporary radiator repair technicques or products. I was hoping there may be a putty or glue of some type that can be used to do a temporary repair on a plastic tank.

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    How temporary?

    If you can get to it and clean it properly, just use bog (body filler.)

    If it's just to get a car home that's to be used for parts and will be stripped, put the whites of a couple of eggs into a cold radiator and fill with water.

    If the hole isn't too big, just remove the radiator cap. That keeps the pressure at atmospheric and reduces the size of the leak and is the safest way to get home and not get the system full of crap you later have to try to get out.

    With a metal core, you can just pinch the core closed at the leak using a pair of vice grips.


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    You can buy a stick of mouldable (?) gunk which will seal fairly well- Something weld -about 25cm long and 25mm diam.
    A tablespoon of pepper will also help.
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    Default Temp. Rad Repair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Westair
    You can buy a stick of mouldable (?) gunk which will seal fairly well- Something weld -about 25cm long and 25mm diam.
    A tablespoon of pepper will also help.
    Is it one of Selley's two part mouldable putties you have in mind?
    Perfect for the job,wash away traces of coolant before applying.

    I have successfully repaired badly corroded thermostat housings and water heated choke spouts with this product.

    PS Westy.I may call you Westy?
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    If you are still away and out of touch. Don Reimann passed away last week.
    Last edited by Wildebeest; 12th March 2005 at 10:01 PM. Reason: Question.

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    Don Reimann? Well, I guess he was a fair age... does anyone know if Elsie Maurice is still alive?

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