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  1. Join Date
    May 2004
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    #1
    Naka-jackpot ako today ... may tumalsik na bato sa radiator ko ... ayun butas. The radiator shop used a Pioneer epoxy (classic pink!) to patch the hole (mga .5 x 1mm lang naman). Will do na ba 'to, or do I have to replace the whole thing ... mukhang mahal eh ...

  2. Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    #2
    Matitipak din yan katagalan, classic epoxy's don't stand good against heat.

    Ang pinaka mahusay na pang patch ng small gaps or holes ay hinang pa rin.

  3. Join Date
    May 2004
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    #3
    kaso aluminum yung radiator, bro. you know anyshop who welds aluminum radiators?

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    Oct 2002
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    #4
    you should have used metal expoxy... designed for high temperature.

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    Oct 2002
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    #5
    oo either metal o marine epoxy. akin ginamit ko metal and so far (mga 3 months na) wala padin tulo hehe... Use the tubes (2 tubes, manual ihahalo) and not the clay.

  6. Join Date
    May 2004
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    #6
    should have, would have ... the shop I ran into with my cooling system bleeding to death didnt have any of those, except for the ALL PURPOSE* poineer epoxy.

    *written on the package: can bond anything permanently in the universe except on aluminum where there is contact with water and coolant.

    Since I cant remove the epoxy, and will just wait for it to bleed again ... how much is a new radiator?

    Btw, thanks for the tip on not using the clay type. Was planning to do that if I get hit again.

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    Oct 2002
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    #7
    Pag may ganyang small leaks, tanggalin mo yung radiator cap, it will take off the pressure inside and prolong your water to your next stop.

  8. Join Date
    Dec 2003
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    #8
    Careful lang if its hot, it might burst. Release the pressure before fully opening. I guess you are aware of it already, I am just making sure.

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    Nov 2003
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    #9
    radiators aren't expensive na nowadays especially with locally produced brand new units... it may be cheaper in the long run and di ka pa magiisip kung may masisira or not.

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    #10
    radiators aren't expensive na nowadays especially with locally produced brand new units... it may be cheaper in the long run and di ka pa magiisip kung may masisira or not.

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