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Hi,
yesterday I was setting up my wc system with the new additions (new 360 rad, new fans, lapped block, etc.) and when I was filling up the loop I saw a water started coming out my old radiator.
I think I know what might have happended... when I was looking for some screws to hold the fans to the rad, I tried some that where too long, and got inside the fins of the radiator. And that might have broken the insides of the rad... frown.gif

So, my doubt is... is it possible to get it fixed? I don't think I can do it myself.
If possible, how long will it last?
Or should I buy a new one?

Thanks!
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You are not alone. smile.gif
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u can take it to an automotive rad. shop and the could solder it.
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But that fixing is safe? Or is it just something temporal and I need to get a new rad in the end?

Thanks for the help guys
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeL4;11713418 
But that fixing is safe? Or is it just something temporal and I need to get a new rad in the end?

Thanks for the help guys

well automobiles have a lot more pressure build up in the rad. and they are good at what they do(fix rads.)there is not a lot of pressure in a pc water cooling.also the fix will be permanent.also if they can't fix it,u can try J-B Weld(Link):http://jbweld.net/products/jbweld.php

this is permanent too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMOCO;11713498 
well automobiles have a lot more pressure build up in the rad. and they are good at what they do(fix rads.)there is not a lot of pressure in a pc water cooling.also the fix will be permanent.also if they can't fix it,u can try J-B Weld(Link):http://jbweld.net/products/jbweld.php

this is permanent too.

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Service/quiksteel_epoxy_putty.htm

I like quiksteel more for seals.

I've used it to stop a leak in my oil pan and a crack in my intake manifold on my car.

Neither have posed any problems after application.

Up to you though OP.
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post #7 of 22
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Yeah I think I'm gonna go for that solution, anything should be easier than soldering.
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easiest fix.....

buy a new radiator lol.


or use automotive stop leak from your local auto parts store biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeL4;11713279 
Hi,
yesterday I was setting up my wc system with the new additions (new 360 rad, new fans, lapped block, etc.) and when I was filling up the loop I saw a water started coming out my old radiator.
I think I know what might have happended... when I was looking for some screws to hold the fans to the rad, I tried some that where too long, and got inside the fins of the radiator. And that might have broken the insides of the rad... frown.gif

So, my doubt is... is it possible to get it fixed? I don't think I can do it myself.
If possible, how long will it last?
Or should I buy a new one?

Thanks!
Ouch! i hope you will find a solution asap..

G'Luck.. cool.gif
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by tx-jose;11713675 
easiest fix.....

buy a new radiator lol.


or use automotive stop leak from your local auto parts store biggrin.gif

Stop leak was the first thing that popped in my head, but then I instantly wondered what that would do to any blocks or the pump.
     
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