we don't have the answers to this questions, but know one thing for a fact,
at the BMW dealership here, no attempts are ever made of fixing these.
Putties, quick fixes have never worked here. That doesn't mean some fancy
shop my have the solution, just we've not found one at this end....
The dealership simply replaces these modern rads, expensive, but what isn't
with modern cars???
Sorry, but thanks for old fashion techniques and components.........
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Schwartz" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: Aluminum radiator repair
> >But seriously, have you tried any of that epoxy putty they sell in parts
> If you mean the stuff that is a stick that you break off a portion and
> knead with your hands, specifically for radiators - yes - i didn't stick
> well enough either - I just got a hold of some metal epoxy that says it
> good for 300 degrees - I'm going to try that and see - I figure that maybe
> its getting too hot and with the expansion coefficient of aluminum vs the
> epoxy it is either softening or cracking the repair loose -
> Welding was out because the area was right at the tank where it joins the
> core, and epoxy of some kind was used to seal the tubes - which would
> probably burn because of the close proximity to the welded area-
> Barry Schwartz - San Diego -(firstname.lastname@example.org)
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