leaky radiator

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Old 03-13-08, 03:55 PM
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leaky radiator

I put a new all-metal radiator in a 94 Camry last November.
It now drips from the drain plug, which is plastic. Not a lot, about a pint per week-ten days
Do I wrap it with teflon tape? Or is that a no-no considering the high temp involved.
Or - do I find a brass nut to screw in there.
Don't want this thing to let go on the interstate this summer....
 
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Old 03-13-08, 04:11 PM
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Pipe dope or teflon tape should do, just be careful how tight you go, and threads are clean. If not, take old drain plug with you & get a brass one from auto shop. Either one I'd use dope or teflon for insurance.
 
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