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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 02:42
MarcoH

Car Radiator leak and this is how to fix it

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I try to look around if this topic has been here and did not found it, for those handyman who like to fix car's and those who do not know this.

This Radiator leak powder will fix your radiator form inside with out any need to visit fixing garage.
As it's easy, and cheap. In Ubon it cost ฿80 per tube and open your radiator and put all powder inside and close it, it will find the hole and fixing it by it self.

 

I have Chevrolet(Opel) Zafira since day 2003 and driven 325600km and works very fine, how ever just changed engine for it and that is very easy to do and then paperwork's in transportation office

 

And funny part is that it do have english and Thai instructions.
 

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As for trusting it, I didn't really trust it or treat it as a reliable fix. I kept checking underneath the car for leaks every time I moved it for a week. And for the rest of the two more months I had it I drove around with a gallon jug of water and an empty pitcher in the passenger seat. And the vehicle (a '91 ford explorer) had a temperature gauge not just an idiot light, and I watched it like a hawk. And I only drove around town. I wouldn't have been using it at all but I was hauling a lot of stuff to the thrift center getting ready to move, stuff that wouldn't fit in my other car.

 

So while I had a good experience using that stuff, I would recommend it only with a boatload of caveats.

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Depends where it is leaking I guess. If it is one of the copper water pipes then drain the radiator and get it brazed, if it is leaking on the header, which these days is normally plastic - buy a new radiator. There is no way I would put any of that leak / seek / seal rubbish in my motor, you have no control where it is going and it could block vital water paths.

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Side effects are not limited unless you already have given up on your car. 

Replace it and have peace of mind. 

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4 minutes ago, tandor said:

..i can remember my dad using pepper in the leaking radiator of an old Landrover..got us home.

chewed white bread also fix the leak , did it 45 years ago.

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In my youth we just put the white of an egg into the rad...worked the same way.

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Done the raw egg thing more than once, works great. Regardless of what junk you stick in your radiator to get you home you need to repair or replace it immediately.

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6 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

A Raw Egg. ?

Pepper...

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  This type of product has been around for over 50 years. One brand was Alumi-Seal as well as a copper product. Another brand was Bar's Leak, it had pellets in a thick emulsion. It would also seal head gasket leaks. Bar's now markets an aluminum product. They would work, depending on where the leak was and its size.

   Years ago DuPont marketed anti-freeze with stop-leak. In their TV commercial, they used an icepick to poke holes in the metal can. There would be a stream on liquid that would squirt out then stop. My father ran a repair shop and an elderly widow customer told my dad she had seen the commercial and was impressed with how quickly the holed sealed. With a somber face, my dad told her it worked too good, because you couldn't pour it out of the can fast enough before it sealed shut. The look on her face was priceless as she believed him.

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