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    Rad Weld?

    I belive my rad is leaking under load so was wondering weather to use some or not, what's your views?

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    You will get mixed reviews in this stuff, many will say avoid it like the plague others will say use it, its one of those dark areas sadly.

    I would say if you cant afford a new radiator and its leaking enough to cause you disruption then your best bet is to use it rather than kill your engine from not having any coolant, if you can afford to change your radiator.

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    The problem is and I may be wrong but if it seals up holes what else is it going to clog up?
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    Your best bet is to get a new radiator fitted. Anything else is a bodge and might just buy you a bit of time.
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    I had to do it to get to work as mine went on a monday morning. I fully intend to change the radiator soon. I'm guessing that the system will need flushing but is there anything else that can be done to make sure the cooling system is as new?

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    Well my plan was to use it and see if my problem is cured. Then if so will change the rad. As it stands I'm stumped as to y I'm losing water, and keep getting air locks in the system. No puddles under car, pressure tested eater system and found no fault, done head test, again no faults.

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    I think it is meant as a get you home thing not a long term solution. I bought a car that the previous owner had been filling with the stuff and obviously i ended up with the bill for a new rad. Bite the bullet.
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    u could try and solder he rad ware its leaking cant garauntee it would work my mates cosworth sprung a leak at donington and we pluged it with a piece of chewing gum got us home it didnt stop the leak just slowed it down

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    I don't know where I'm leaking from tho!! This Is The problem!!

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