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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Leaking radiator, I'm an idiot, fix possible?

Wanting to add some cooling capacity and in the process of rearranging stuff tightened down a fan screw too much I guess. EKWB PE 360 rad is leaking where one of the fan screws goes in, this thing has been fine for 2 years, no doubt I was the cause . Guess I can just accept it and buy a new radiator, but what are my options to repair it? I'll search endlessly all night I am sure...

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 05:49 PM
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If you can see the spot on the tube where is punctured, you can generally repair it with a butane torch and solder like it used to be done on car radiators.


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...as an alternative to bringing it to an automotive rad shop for soldering, I have used this stuff before to fix (automotive) rads, fuel lines (!) etc etc. After cleaning the affected area, use sparingly and build up in layers, letting it touch dry in between applications.
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Hi,
Rad is inside a shell remove and repair if you want too flux and solder...

Otherwise trash it and buy a new.

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I'd try it on a car because you can open the hood, spray a hose around in there and it'll be fine, things are a bit different inside a PC


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I've fixed rads for trucks and stuff, if youc an solder it's pretty easy but you'll have to cut out some fins.
Find the exact spot in the tube, strip the fins away, burn/grind/brush off the paint, heat, tin, heat, solder, rinse, use.

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i've made my car rad used for pc being repared by radiator engineer shop several times during years,
it cost about 60 euro,if you want to risk a cheaper solution there are some glues out there but nothing last forever like a soldiering work.

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