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Old 12-27-07, 08:00 AM
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Radiator

Do any of the "stop Leak" products for radiators work? I have a small hole in the front of my radiator. Also would good old jb weld work?
 
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Old 12-27-07, 08:17 AM
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sometimes and maybe

I have used a product called Barrs leak successfully in the past

I have used jb weld with success , in fact we just did my sons radiator and he says its holding

I have had both of the above fail

depends on the leak and the radiator

cheap enough to try

theses days I just bite the bullet and replace the radiator
 
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Old 12-27-07, 08:46 AM
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I have used AlumaSeal for years and have never had it fail, as it says on the tube, dump it in drive the car and the leak stops. For about $2.00 it's hard to beat, available at most/all auto parts stores. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 12-27-07, 03:22 PM
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If, next winter, you don't have any heat, you can definitely attribute it to the excess Barr's leak or other additive settling in your heater core. You can back flush it successfully, but that is one drawback to a proper repair.
 
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I'd replace instead.
 
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Old 12-28-07, 06:26 AM
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thanks for the ideas. I am gonna try to repair it with flux like what is used to run copper joints.
 
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Old 12-28-07, 07:15 AM
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thanks for the ideas. I am gonna try to repair it with flux like what is used to run copper joints.
might want to try a little solder along with that flux
 
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Old 12-29-07, 07:07 AM
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Ya, why would I not use solder? ANyhow got it out and i looked bad so i just replaced it.
 
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Old 12-29-07, 07:20 AM
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Leak

2000 K2500 Suburban 6.0 L, had a leak on water pump , I used Fix-a-Leak, from the same guys that make Fix-a-Flat tire repair, and it worked ! , so far so good and it has been over a year now
 
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