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Maybe I should be banned form tools.

I was trying to put a screw in and it went through the little fins and started leaking.



How on earth do i fix that?




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How many items is this now?

4 Ultras, a radiator, anything else?
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Oh dear cog! I don't know if that can be readily repaired, that's a rather large hole. Unless you can sweat copper ( ) I think you're out one 120.3 rad...

Maybe you can just fill it with gorilla glue or something.
    
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Just patch it with some JB Weld. Not a big deal.
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I feel your pain, I had the exact same thing happen when I put a self tapping screw into a 80mm dual radiator. Put the screw in the wrong side, and punctured a pipe. I just went and bought some super glue and filled the hole with it. It worked for a few months, and then I updated the radiator. Never did leak though. I would recommend some better sealant though, maybe rubber cement, or you could try the superglue idea. Of course, there is always a chance it may start leaking again. I tried RMAing mine because there werent instructions, but it as a no-go.

edit: that is too big a hole for superglue.. rubber cement might work, but for something that big I wouldnt really know what to go with. maybe a blob of solder?
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The long screws must fit through the fins somehow and I don't think I had it straight enough and it went through.
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I feel your pain man, I had the exact same thing happen when I put a self tapping screw into a 80mm dual radiator. Put the screw in the wrong side, and punctured a pipe. I just went and bought some super glue and filled the hole with it. It worked for a few months, and then I updated the radiator. Never did leak though. I would recommend some better sealant though, maybe rubber cement, or you could try the superglue idea. Of course, there is always a chance it may start leaking again. I tried RMAing mine because there werent instructions, but it as a no-go.

edit: that is too big a hole for superglue.. rubber cement might work, but for something that big I wouldnt really know what to go with. maybe a blob of solder?
It's a female.

JB Weld or any waterproof epoxy will do.


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The long screws must fit through the fins somehow and I don't think I had it straight enough and it went through.
They don't. They're suppose to hold a 25mm thick fan to the rad.
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wow o_o
    
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Thanks Duckie I will ask my friend at work if they have any of that stuff.
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If JB weld doesn't work, you can try putting some sealant on the threads of the screw and screwing it in. (as in a shorter screw so it will not go all the way through) Then, just cut off the part of the screw sticking out. You would be limited to 3 mounting points, but still cheaper than a new rad. I used this method many times when I had an un-paved driveway and consistantly put little holes in my cars oil pan, lol. I would try some JB weld first, though as it would let you still us the mount.
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