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bizmans
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted February 02, 2005 08:57 AM  
I bumped my radiator into a piece of metal and put a hole in one of the tubes what is the best way to fix it. any help would be appreciated thanks

sideways
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Total posts: 715
posted February 02, 2005 10:55 AM  
alum. or brass?

hobby10k
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Total posts: 226
posted February 02, 2005 11:19 AM  
I would just take it in to a radiator shop, but for a quick fix you can use that weedeater line type radiator fix that you melt into the hole, its in speedway. Its a good thing to have at the track for sure, used it a couple of times.

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Gene
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posted February 02, 2005 03:02 PM  
Clean the area with a spray carb cleaner and use a hot glue gun to fill in the hole.

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quickgriz
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posted February 02, 2005 03:51 PM  
bondo

Eljojo
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posted February 02, 2005 05:03 PM  
J B Weld

bizmans
Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 02, 2005 05:52 PM  
it is alum

BiggerBill
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Total posts: 129
posted February 02, 2005 07:03 PM  
Squeeze the tube shut where it is damaged with a pair of pliers, then put JB weld on it.

bizmans
Dirt Full Roller

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posted February 02, 2005 09:12 PM  
do I pinch of the entire tube/row or just that area

powerglides
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posted February 03, 2005 07:15 AM  
AFCO sells some plastic rod you just warm up the area with bernzomatic and use it like solder works great. I have even used it between the heat and feature (have to remove rad and drain). Good addition to pit box.

BiggerBill
Dirt Maniac

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posted February 03, 2005 02:12 PM  
If its a big hole we pinch the whole tube completely shut both sides of the hole. On pin holes, we just spot pinch. You could even throw in a can of "Dike", (stop leak) if you wish. We have had good luck doing it this way.

sideways
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Total posts: 715
posted February 04, 2005 10:10 AM  
I have used that knead together epoxy that comes in a stick.They have it just for alum.And then put in the rad. a small can of black pepper from the grocery store.I have a alum rad. that the fan has hit 3 times.I used this method and it is still holding pressure.Small poundage cap though.I have also hear as a temp fix crack an egg into a warm rad.and that will seal.Not sure never done it.

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