Radiator Follow up

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed May 21 18:02:54 EDT 2003

An ancient term that only old farts would recognize.  Short, serrated face
jaws, double adjustable pivot point, long handles, comes in all sizes.  Good
for gripping odd shaped objects.


> From: Paul Luevano <paul at clarity.net>
> Organization: Team Daemon Racing - Vroooom!
> Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:42:38 -0400
> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Radiator Follow up
> Bernie Benz wrote:
>> Before you spring for a new one, try this:  With a pair of gas pliers, try
>> rolling the aluminum tabs that are crimped over the plastic end header
>> tighter over the header, one at a time.  You should be able to do this in
>> situ on the top tank.  There is a rubber gasket between the two and you may
>> be able to establish enough additional squeeze on this gasket to go another
>> 10 years.  BTDT on an IC.  DFI if IAB!
> Cool, thanks for the suggestion.  Now for a stupid question.  What are gas
> pliers, and where can I get some?  If I can get it to seal up for a bit
> longer,
> that would be spiffy.
> Here is the area of the problem:
> http://www.clarity.net/paul/audi/temp/radiator/rad1.jpg
> And a close up:
> http://www.clarity.net/paul/audi/temp/radiator/rad1.jpg
> So far, it sounds like the metal radiator is the way to go if this one is a
> goner!
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