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post #1 of 8
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Hey guys....soo my radiator is leaking very slowly when the pump is on......


I bought some special liquid from the car shop today , that is supposed to stop leaks in radiators...it says on the back of it :

1) Seals leaks in radiators and blocks.
2) Stops head gasket seepage.
3) Compatible with anti-freeze
4) Reduces rust and scale
5) Harmless to hoses and aluminium


the name of the product is : Wynn's Radiator stop-leak.


could i put this in my watercooling setup and fix the leak in my radiator or is this highely not recomended?


thanks

porky-
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post #2 of 8
How badly is your Rad leaking? Do you know what the cause is? Did you screw your screws in too tight and puncture the Rad?
post #3 of 8
Find the leak and patch it with JB Weld.
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i highly highly dont think the skrews caused the rad to leak....they aint even touching the alaminium!.....

its leaking a tiny amount , soo tiny that if i turn the fans on , the water is undetectable (it evapourates)....if fans are off , maybe 250ml over 24 hours (visible water)
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IMHO, I'd think that type of additive could be hazardous to the pump.
    
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post #6 of 8
aluminum? , shouldn't be any of that in the rad.

What's the ingredients in the leak stopper?

I think you should take apart the rad and find out where the leak is coming from. I doubt some magic solution will fix it. Is it the barbs that are leaking? Do you have any teflon tape in it?
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post #7 of 8
My personal preference is to keep the additives to a bare minimum.

Your best bet would be to find the leak and either fix it or replace the rad.
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post #8 of 8
I wouldn't use that stuff, your liable to plug your rad up...A automotive rad has tubes a lot bigger then a WC'ing rad does....I'd hate to even think what it would do to our little miniature pumps...

If you can find the leak you can solder a little brass patch on it easily...
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