User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Anyone ever had problems with Rad-Seal?

  1. #1
    Regular Member mark1319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tyneside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Anyone ever had problems with Rad-Seal?

    As above guys as I have a leak which I need a quick fix for.

  2. #2
    Regular Member steve1975l's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It worked on a car I know which had a very small leak and it then went on to do 60k but it depends on the hole.

  3. #3
    Regular Member mark1319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tyneside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Very small as it takes a while before I need to refill it, just if I can plug it now it stops me re-filling it every 2 months

  4. #4
    Regular Member bigun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Newcastle UK
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hi Mark,

    Do you know where the leak is? If you don't, have a look at the hose that comes from the top right rear of the engine and runs down to the rad. Mine had gone soft with age and had started rubbing on a pulley underneath. I started by topping up the coolant now and again then it slowly got worse as it wore through. Might be worth a look. ( I fixed mine for 6mths with hose repair tape). The hoses on our Ed100 are particularly vunerable as the heat from the turbo and the added pressure kills them. Hope it helps.

    Bigun.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Belfast
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Rad-Seal is great, apart from clogging the heater matrix. Rad-Seal=cold winters.

  6. #6
    Ex Vec-C Admin ed taylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Looking Through a Camera Lens.
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    Rad-Seal is great, apart from clogging the heater matrix. Rad-Seal=cold winters.
    Yes. I too have known these "aditives" to block the heater matrix.

  7. #7
    Regular Member mark1319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tyneside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigun View Post
    Hi Mark,

    Do you know where the leak is? If you don't, have a look at the hose that comes from the top right rear of the engine and runs down to the rad. Mine had gone soft with age and had started rubbing on a pulley underneath. I started by topping up the coolant now and again then it slowly got worse as it wore through. Might be worth a look. ( I fixed mine for 6mths with hose repair tape). The hoses on our Ed100 are particularly vunerable as the heat from the turbo and the added pressure kills them. Hope it helps.

    Bigun.
    Cheers mate, I'll have a look tomorrow as it'll be up on stands

    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    Rad-Seal is great, apart from clogging the heater matrix. Rad-Seal=cold winters.
    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Yes. I too have known these "aditives" to block the heater matrix.
    Yeah, but is this the rad seal or people using too much of the stuff.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tyneside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Years ago, you used to be able to get a radiator sealer called "CeLit". I used it many times and always managed a successful repair. I even repaired a radiator that had fairly large holes (up to 4mm diameter) with Araldite and CeLit. It was still ok 3 years later.

    CeLit came in small white plastic packets and looked like metallic flakes that you put into a hot radiator. It cost only about 10% of a can of Radweld. It's so long since I fixed cars that I've no idea whether you can still get it.

    Good luck.

  9. #9
    On a Sabbatical VauxVeteran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nicking Ya Dinner.
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I'd avoid it if possible, as the others say it's save a £10 and cost £200 in the long run.

    Do you know anyone with an aluminium welder who could put a spot on it for you, not sure how long it will last though.

  10. #10
    Regular Member mark1319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tyneside
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It's not in the radiator VV

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 2.0T oil leak, poss crank seal or sump seal?
    By mann3210 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 3rd March 2012, 11:11
  2. Possible Injector seal maybe????
    By AntSSSS in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12th November 2010, 20:53
  3. jet seal
    By Grimo72 in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 15th June 2008, 17:12
  4. Never wear a seal hat to the Zoo
    By AJA in forum Comedy & Humour
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 1st February 2006, 13:34

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •