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Old 07-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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A quick question about radiator

I have been eating, breathing, and sleeping under a car for the last 18 hours, I am beat and I need help!

I woke up at 5:00 (on my day off) and got to work on a stubborn motor mount on the 3000GT, the rear one. after 3 hours of spaying with pb-blaster, three trips to the autoparts and an impact wrench I finally got the mount out. next: oil change. then my mechanic calls me, the Starion is finished. After 8 months of visits from shop to shop, one terrible short and a blown headgasket he tells me the car is ready to be picked up. the wife gave me a quick ride to get it, payed and drove home. back under the car, now for an oil change on the Starion, quick check of the gear oil in the dif and the gearbox, flush the radiator and guess what....the battery is dead! I had ridden on only alternator juice to the house. plug up the 3000GT and stroll down to walmart for a battery, the book said 51-4. so I buy it.....guess what.....It dont fit! already frustrated I grab the rachet and go to twist off the terminals when it happened. the terminal was the +, the tip of the rachet handle touched the radiator, the radiator is metal. PPPSSSSPSPSSPSSTTTTTSPSPSPST!

it burned a pinhole sized poke into the radiator, so after 8 months of waiting to drive my car now I cant cause it pisses out water from a pinhole burn.

Does anyone know any way to patch it up safely? it will be at least two weeks before I can buy another but I have to drive in the meantime. a buddy of mine said to grab a torch and melt some metal over it.....I dont have access to a torch nor do I know anyone with one! will JB weld work???

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Re: A quick question about radiator

You could try JB weld- mix it up and apply. it works good on plastic...
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