Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Aluminum radiator problem
View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-30-2012, 11:28 AM
46highboypu's Avatar
46highboypu 46highboypu is offline
Registered User

Last journal entry: More pin stripes
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 115
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Aluminum radiator problem

Some months ago I had my radiator out to have a pro shop fix a leak, they were unable to seal the leak in the normal way so they used epoxy. It didn't hold and now the leak is back. The problem as I understand it is that the leak is up at the top of the core at the bottom of the tank. This may be a bit drastic but I'm wondering if it would be possible to cut the tank at the bottom weld and remove all or a piece of it to get access to the top of the core. Is the core for these soldered or welded? I have access to a metal band saw and a friend who can weld aluminum. I would add that a stop leak for aluminum only worked through the summer. So, is this the way to go? It's cheaper than a new replacement.
Reply With Quote