Radweld

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Radweld

Post by rutter123 »

Good or bad, should I use it?
Mixed reviews
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Barrs leaks?
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Re: Radweld

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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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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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NO!
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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

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Post by rutter123 »

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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Post by vulgalour »

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.