Dammit (Radiator Neck Repair)

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Jan 6 13:01:52 EST 2003

At 7:07 PM -0500 1/5/03, Bryan Foster wrote:
>  I flattened out the broken surface
>with a knife and roughed up both the insert and radiator with 60 grit
>sandpaper before gluing.  The glue sets up very fast so be ready to go
>when you mix it up.  So far no problems.  For some people this fix doesnt
>work and the thing breaks off in a week.  Mine has held up since April and
>about 10,000mi.

Thanks be to Audi gods, I haven't (yet) encountered the broken
radiator-nipple problem, but if I were to attempt using the factory
repair kit, I'd be inclined to replace the old rubber hose at the
same time. If it's a 12 yr-old hose, it's inevitably become a lot
less flexible than new, and an old stiff hose can put extra stress on
that repair area (keeping in mind that the engine is not as
stationary as the radiator).


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
	mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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