the fickle (and inevitable) finger of fate

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue Apr 22 15:51:21 EDT 2003

At 12:21 PM -0500 4/22/03, Jeff.Bernstein at wrote:
>Seven or eight months ago I went to buy the Audi repair kit and found that
>the nipple wasn't too expensive ($10 or $20) but the epoxy kit was very
>expensive ($65 or $75).  I tracked down the supplier of the epoxy and
>determined that this epoxy is nothing that special so I found a slow curing
>epoxy that had the highest temperature I could find at Home Depot for under
>$5.00.  This has held very well so far.

My father fixed our old 5000 the same way- he used a copper plumbing
joint and some epoxy.

Key is to really rough up the surfaces on the fitting and the plastic
pieces, or the epoxy won't hold; the first attempt failed for that

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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