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leaking radiater

not sure what happen to my first post on this i posted 2 hrs ago.?

hello i have a 2006 civic sedan i use for driving in winter months while my other car is stored away just recently i noticed it sprang a small leak right by the plastic neck of radiater below the fill rad cap. i have no issues getting this radiater changed with a new one the crack is very small in length approx less than 1/4 inch not leaking teribly bad i did need to add about half liter of coolant in the last 3 days since leak was discovered. my question is? can i use some glue or opoxy or does honda have something for radiaters.
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Re: leaking radiater

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not sure what happen to my first post on this i posted 2 hrs ago.?

hello i have a 2006 civic sedan i use for driving in winter months while my other car is stored away just recently i noticed it sprang a small leak right by the plastic neck of radiater below the fill rad cap. i have no issues getting this radiater changed with a new one the crack is very small in length approx less than 1/4 inch not leaking teribly bad i did need to add about half liter of coolant in the last 3 days since leak was discovered. my question is? can i use some glue or opoxy or does honda have something for radiaters.

Dont use apoxy it wont work ask me how i know? lol for glueing things rock solid hard & fast. I use Loctite 495 super glue and baking soda works amazing at glueing just about everything else not sure how well it works on a hot radiater though.? but its worth a shot considering you have such a small crack. so take some fine grit sandpaper and lightly sand down the area apply loctite 495 and baking soda it will turn rock hard instantaneosly i would re-apply it until you have 3 coats of it on. and let it sit overnight to completly dry if this works for You...? Please let us members know.

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Re: leaking radiater

Cooling system is pressurized, doubt any repair like that would work.
just replace the rad they're pretty cheap, Denso is the oe brand
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Re: leaking radiater

whent to home depot, rona no one here in kitchener- waterloo ont region caries 495 loctite guy in video does mention though.? any super glue will work. ended up using krazy glue that i had at home all this time. LOL layered it on 3X over and leting it sit overnight in garage to dry if it dont work no worries i buy a rad no biggie thx anyhow..!
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Im Guessing by now since we have not heard from hifive". in a week that hes put in a rad by now?
Question is what type oem or after market?
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Re: leaking radiater

No.. rad is fixed ! thank-you very much, much appreciated.
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Re: leaking radiater

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No.. rad is fixed ! thank-you very much, much appreciated.
WOW...! Really hey ? glad to see Your rad aint leaking.

maybe i have stumbled onto something. Next time my own springs a Leak LOL Thanks for the update buddy.!
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Re: leaking radiater

that's great. theres many uses found online for super glue & baking soda.
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Re: leaking radiater

Epoxy works but you need the right product and method.

You need "plasti weld" epoxy, not the metal/ceramic/wood epoxy.

MAKE SURE to sand the area with a rough grit sand paper, this removes oil and oxidants so the plastiweld melts into the plastic, it also leaves grooves to grip on to.

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