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post #11 of 22
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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.

it will clog everything up.
post #12 of 22
Can you see the hole causing the leak? If you can see it, pictures would be nice.

If the hole is small (no larger than a pea I'd say), you can use an epoxy resin called Milliput to fix it up. It's very cheap. You mix it together (it comes with two solutions, one is a hardener) and spread it over with the end of a screwdriver or your fingers if the hole is easy to get to. Leave it a few hours and it sets harder than rock - it will even set while submersed in water.

If the hole cannot be seen I am afraid the hole in the water pipe is in between the fins and not accessible without removing fins. You could probably remove the fins somehow then put them back in when you've fixed up the leak but the problem is finding the exact location of the hole first.

My hole was right on top of the radiator (I punctured it with a screw that was too long) and Milliput fixed it up within a few hours. The radiator is working flawlessly now!
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post #13 of 22
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thanks a lot! I'll check when I get home if the hole is visible. I got the same problem you had, a screw that was too long...
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post #14 of 22
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thanks a lot! I'll check when I get home if the hole is visible. I got the same problem you had, a screw that was too long...
Then it should be fine to fix. The hole won't be too large and you'll be able to see it. Believe me, Milliput is a lifesaver!
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post #15 of 22
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I'll try to find the hole and take pictures. Hope is simple
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post #16 of 22
You can take it to like poeple have said an auto motive store and get it re corred basically rebuild from top to bottom (RE correing ) they call it bit pricey but cheaper than a new rad altough for the mean time you could try thease quick fix's that people are saying and see if it works but be aware there are top to bottom fixes still avaliable
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J-B Weld dude. That's the answer you need. Make it happen.
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post #18 of 22
I just did the same thing with a swiftec 320. At least it was the cheap version and only cost me 50.

I'm just gonna suck it up and buy a new rad and not be lazy and use the right length screws
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post #19 of 22
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I fixed it with epoxy, I couldn't take any pictures because my camera is broken.
Put some water in it and it didn't leak anymore, so next thing is try it in the loop.
Hopefully, I'm finally going to finish setting up my cooling system...

THanks a lot for all your help
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post #20 of 22
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I fixed it with epoxy, I couldn't take any pictures because my camera is broken.
Put some water in it and it didn't leak anymore, so next thing is try it in the loop.
Hopefully, I'm finally going to finish setting up my cooling system...

THanks a lot for all your help
Sounds good. You've waited for the 24 hours it takes for epoxy to cure I assume? It dries rock solid after a few minutes but it takes much longer to fully cure. I wouldn't put the radiator into your case until this has occurred.
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