Radweld

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Radweld

Post by rutter123 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:28 pm

Good or bad, should I use it?
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Re: Radweld

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:47 pm

It will weld your heater tap and silt up smaller coolant passageways in the engine. I would never ever ever use it on a car.
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Re: Radweld

Post by Vanny » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:00 pm

It's perfect for getting your car to a scrap yard, but that's about it. You won't get it back out of the coolant circuit without a new radiator, new heater core and new engine!

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Re: Radweld

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:23 pm

NO!
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Re: Radweld

Post by frenchy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:12 pm

The only thing to use if your radiator is causing problems is a new radiator.

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Re: Radweld

Post by rutter123 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:43 pm

Too many bad reports so gave it a miss, new rad purchased
Tho it seems that a certain Automobile Association (not mentioning any names) are quite keen to use it as a quick repair potentially ruining many an engine.
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Re: Radweld

Post by vulgalour » Sat May 04, 2019 8:39 pm

That organisation wanted to dump it in the Princess when it had blown the head bad enough that the water you poured in came straight out the exhaust. It wouldn't have helped even if I let them do it. The potions are fine if you don't care about the car, but you'll save a lot of grief and hassle if you just repair it properly, so you did the right thing.