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    I have a hole in a radiator pipe on a vivaro, its a pain as its part of the bottom radiator pipe and its one piece, I'm thinking of cutting the pipe and fitting a piece of copping pipe inside with 2 jubilee clips, would that be ok?

    Also any tips of refilling the radiator as its completely empty

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    It will blow off eventually I did it on a transit van try blow the. Ends of the pipe out so it's tight to push over then jub clip it
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    Should be ok I would reckon, although if the hose has a hole due to it perishing I'd only consider it a temporary fix. Also keep in mind that by putting a piece of pipe in, it will inevitably have to be slightly smaller than the hose itself so will restrict the flow of water a little. Just keep an eye on your temp for a bit and see what it does.

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    Some silicone an jubilee clips an it will be Reet.

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    Dont use copper as its soft metal!!

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    I know its a soft metal hence why I asked, I was always going to add jubilee clips to it as it would probably blow off, the internal diameter of the pipe was 15mm and the external of copper pipe is 15mm, I will loose a couple of mm where the copper pipe is but this will be a short section I dont know if it will make a difference.

    No harm in trying it, better than having a hole in it

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    The mm or 2 you will loose will not have any major effect to flow so you'll be ok

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    Copper pipe will be fine it is relatively soft but it will easily cope with the pressure and won't corrode

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    Was thinking of plastic coupler with a curve for the clip to tighten to as a grip. Dunno where to get these but seen it as a replacement

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