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Old 11-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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Leaking radiator

Had a leak.. so i jb welded it. fine. but now its leaking somewhere again. but im wondering about using one of those radiator fix type fluids you pour in.works for cars. should be the same? the leak is somewhere near the middle of the panels.. so you cannot access it. any advice would help. 2006 r6
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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was it JB weld or water weld? water weld saved our butts few times on the back roads.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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DONT EVER USE THE MIRACLE CURE RADIATOR SEALER.. Its !

The best advice I could give you is to let a rad. shop look at it, and maybe if its just unfixable you can pinch off the row thats leaking (not the best idea)
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:58 PM   #4
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yea dont use the liquid to solid sealant ,
you need to physically plug that hole like a 12 yr ol...um you know what i mean
take to a shop or replace =)
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i use lock tite marine epoxy from lowes hardware. works wonders
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:11 PM   #6
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the leak is somewhere near the middle of the panels
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i use lock tite marine epoxy from lowes hardware. works wonders
It doesnt sound like its reachable
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worth a shot for 4 dollars and it works better than the other .
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i used jb weld. funny this is i just bought this radiator due to my other one leaking about a month ago. im taking it off tomorrow welding up the area then checking. i will see what happens. sucks buying used parts...
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take off radiator, bring to shop...weld job is liek 40-80bucks
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No don't use the stuff you pour in!!! The coolant passages and stat are small enough that will clog them up and cause u tons of nightmares
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:48 AM   #12
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No don't use the stuff you pour in!!! The coolant passages and stat are small enough that will clog them up and cause u tons of nightmares
thanks. i figured that. no way a pellet can squeeze through those horizontal panels lol i will try jb welding it again. hopefully itll work in time before the rally
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Why risk it?
Most radiator shops charge between $30-60 depending on the repair and can usually fix it in less than an hour.
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can you just order a replacement radiator? how much do they run? maybe the inside is badly corroded from lack of coolant change and it'll just be a matter of time until you get a new leak.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:38 AM   #15
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Make sure the radiator fan is not pinching the radiator. I had to use extra spacers on my gsxr because the fan pinched a hole in it.
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thanks. i figured that. no way a pellet can squeeze through those horizontal panels lol i will try jb welding it again. hopefully itll work in time before the rally
Just take it to a shop, they can knock it out in less than an hour if they dont have other work.
I have a radiator that I need to take by a shop today. The shop is in deer park and I have used them before. I am sure you can use any shop closer to you.
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