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Hi, I just picked up some JB Weld and applied it this morning. Good news: the radiator isn't spurting water out anymore. Bad news: there seems to be a very small hole(which I can't see) that the JB Weld didn't get to, as there is a small drip from the rad every 5-10 minutes or so. I've been researching different ways to take care of very small holes in rads and came down to two things: PERM-O-SEAL or ground pepper. Of course, the last one would probably be a lot less preferable. Do you think going with the PERM-O-SEAL would be a good idea? I've heard people saying it works well for small leaks in car rads but am unsure of how it would affect a WC system.
Not sure about a wc loop, but that stuff is not a good thing to put into your car. It can clog stuff up. Basically I suspect it will end up gunking up the inside of your water blocks and possibly hurting your pump.

You really should try contacting swiftech again. Your damage was caused by using their product, following their directions. They should replace your radiator at no charge to you. Just my .02
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I just got all my water cooling parts in the mail (from Petra's ) and have run into a teeny problem. My Swiftech MCR320 rad didn't come with any screws, but I had also ordered the Swiftech Radbox rev. 1 and thought to just use those screws to connect the radbox to the fans to the radiator. (following the instructions in the guide for the radbox on the Swiftech website)
I started the leak test and, to my surprise, water started gushing from my radiator! It turns out the screws that came with the radbox that the Swiftech guide said to use were too long and had punctured the waterlines inside. I called Swiftech to try and RMA it, but they would not replace it due to "user error" *rolls eyes* They didn't seem to understand that it was their product that caused the problem.

So my question is, what is the best way to plug up the punctured waterlines? What I have read has said J-B Weld. Also, what length and type of screws SHOULD I use?

Anyone who can help me is an absolute life-saver
We may have misunderstood the issue. If the hardware that we provided with the Radbox was faulty, then we'll be happy to cover this under warranty.

I emailed you earlier today and asked you to call me so we can clarify the matter.
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hah alook at that^^
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We may have misunderstood the issue. If the hardware that we provided with the Radbox was faulty, then we'll be happy to cover this under warranty.

I emailed you earlier today and asked you to call me so we can clarify the matter.
This is why I like buying stuff from these guys
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A company that supports their product in an independent forum is a great thing to have. Swiftech has my business.
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A company that supports their product in an independent forum is a great thing to have. Swiftech has my business.
Swiftech has had my business, and will continue to get it... I knew the products were high quality, but didn't realize the service was that good as well!

Gabe, and chance you wanna float me a discount on a couple of Apogee GTZ blocks...??? Just kidding... my GT blocks are doing pretty good as is, and if I switch to low voltage procs (2218 HE) then I'll be even better off with the temps. But good to see the top-notch service by you guys!
    
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Glad to see a rep got in contact with you. Good luck man!
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JB weld!

It will fix a water cooling leak any day and hold forever


I jb welded my sport bikes radiator, has held for over 2 years..


My friends sport bike radiator, has about 6 places it leaks, its smeared in jb weld, no more leaks!!!

If it can hold up to 230f water temps at 150mph, it'll hold up to room temp water at low pressure in your house
    
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JB weld!

It will fix a water cooling leak any day and hold forever


I jb welded my sport bikes radiator, has held for over 2 years..


My friends sport bike radiator, has about 6 places it leaks, its smeared in jb weld, no more leaks!!!

If it can hold up to 230f water temps at 150mph, it'll hold up to room temp water at low pressure in your house
Agreed, I have some JB Water Weld on my truck's radiator... rock put a nice dent and hole in the rad, and as soon as I plugged it up, no more leaks, no more problems... but this problem from the OP seems to be fixed.
    
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