[200q20v] Hole in Radiator
b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue May 29 13:48:45 EDT 2001
Depending upon the surface contour in the area of the hole, one could
contour an ABS patch to fit using a heat gun. Then, using pop rivits
in the corners of the patch and si caulk for sealent, pop it on. I have
some thin 1/16" sheet ABS if you want to try it.
> From: "Reid, Les C." <Les.Reid at Centrilift.com>
> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 12:43:36 -0500
> To: "'Bernie Benz'" <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: RE: [200q20v] Hole in Radiator
> Thanks for the reply Bernie,
> That's a good idea.
> I have an old broken radiator from a 92 bmw that has plastic ends. I will
> do a little experimentation on it with the various approaches I receive from
> the list.
> Maybe I can take a piece of the old radiator and cement it over the hole,
> then epoxy over that for added strength.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.m.benz at prodigy.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:53 PM
> To: Reid, Les C.
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Hole in Radiator
> I would try ABS plastic pipe cemment. Rough up the surface good with course
> sand paper. I assume that it is a very small hole, in which case several
> coats without a hard patch may be all that you need. Takes awhile to
> evaporate all the solvent from a thick application though, Idling with the
> press cap off will help speed up the process.
>> From: "Reid, Les C." <Les.Reid at Centrilift.com>
>> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 11:07:53 -0500
>> To: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
>> Subject: [200q20v] Hole in Radiator
>> Hi guys,
>> My radiator has developed a hole (in the plastic) from the hydraulic line
>> rubbing against it.
>> I want to try a patch before I spend $$ on a new one.
>> Any advise on adhesive? Any BTDTs?
>> Les Reid
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