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Ive had great luck using this http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/(44...?SKU=998009000 . Ive used it on both car radiators, and high pressure fuel lines without a leak.
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Why screw around with glue/epoxy/whatnot. Use a soldering iron. That's the correct way.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
Why screw around with glue/epoxy/whatnot. Use a soldering iron. That's the correct way.
Don't have one.

Oh and I just sealed the deal, $21 shipped for the PA 120.3

One HELL of a deal
Edited by TnB= Gir - 5/13/08 at 3:29pm
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do it yourself just use solder its copper after all.
    
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do it yourself just use solder its copper after all.
I don't have any soldering tools, I'll just use the jb weld or quicksteel that was recommended.

BTW, just made the deal, he only charged $21 shipped for the 120.3
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JB weld all the way.
    
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Holy cow! Find a radiator repair shop and have it done correctly. Glues and crap, meh. Even if it cost $30 to fix it's still a steal. They can fix and then pressure check the radiator and you know it will be good.
    
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It's rather obvious what happened there. He used a screw which was too long, and punctured the tube.. Cut out that screw tab with a dremel, and the damage should be visible(after removing the old epoxy).. Then find a radiator repair shop(as mentioned above) and get it soldered and tested the proper way.

If you feel brave, all you need is a propane torch, solder, and some sort of flux. You can pick all of that up for about $30, but the rad shop is your best bet as it will most likely be less. I had a car rad done a while back, and I believe it was about $20.
Edited by Sum0n3 - 5/13/08 at 11:59pm
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Seeing as I have no dremel, no solder supplies or a torch, I think I'm gonna try the jb weld/ qucksteel first. If those don't work, then I will take it to a car shop.
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If you feel brave, all you need is a propane torch, solder, and some sort of flux.
A propane torch would be overkill here. There'd be the problem of just heating a small area, to keep the rest of the solder joints on that end of the rad for melting too. Soldering iron.
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