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Re: Broken coolant return line repair
> A pox on plastic radiator end caps! My coolant return line (from the
> radiator to the reservoir) broke at the radiator end. Does anyone have a
> simple repair that doesn't involve replacing the entire end cap? So far
> my quick setting epoxy hasn't held. I was going to try JB Weld next.
I've had some success using brass fittings available from my local hardware
store. I cut off the rest of the broken fitting, drill out the hole to the
proper size and cut threads using the appropriate NPT tap. I usually smear
some JB Weld around the fitting after I've screwed it into place, just as a
precaution ... I've done this three times now (twice on the vent line, once
on the bigger line) and none of these kludges have ever failed.
/ l l o l \ l o AudiDudi@delphi.com
/__l l l / l l = l l l l / l l Jeffrey Goggin
/ l l_l \_l l l__/ l_l \_l l Scottsdale, Arizona