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Discussion in 'General Automotive Tech' started by Xavier, May 8, 2012.
Awesome to read this X, and for you Dewey!
You are very welcome my friend! If you follow the instructions it should fix it permanently. Glad you like that hat!!
Let us know how the kit works Xavier. We are waiting with baited breath!
Thanks dewey! You are one of the best!
Well, is the poor KIA out of the recovery room yet?
No signs of leakage! But the real test will be tomorrow. I have a lot of driving to do and in the warmest part of the day. Love the hat.
Yeah, prolly best to let it rest tonight, maybe an IV drip with some Prestone,lol!
The stuff must be like JB Weld or Fibreglass. I do know neither of those worked on old RV holding tanks. Takes a special formula. And those radiator tanks look like the same black plastic as holding tanks.
Keep a close watch on the temp gauge---or idiot lite----- and radiator itself.
Dewey says it works on plastic radiators.
The kit has a double pouch of some kind of chemicals. You take this pouch thing and squeeze it to mix the chemicals. Once mixed it starts warming up. After it gets almost too hot to hold it starts to solidify. It is caustic and after using it I have full faith in its ability to do its job.
The kit has a double pouch of some kind of chemicals. You take this pouch thing and squeeze it to mix the chemicals. Once mixed it starts warming up. After it gets almost too hot to hold it starts to solidify. It is caustic and after using it I have full faith in its ability to do its job. P.S. I did the oil change, which was 3 months over due, and my little 4 banger is happy.
A happy Kia is a thing to behold.
I have had many customers who have used that particular repair kit with great success on plastic radiator tanks, it's pretty much what it is made for. I knew Xav might be sweating paying that much for a kit that might not work so I decided to take the risk out of it. He is a great friend and I know his budget is tight, I was glad to do what I could to help. Let me know how our patient is doing today buddy.
On my camper pooper tank I used fiberglass repair kit to fix a crack in the tank. Still holding great many years later. However no pressure in those tanks.
Well I am half way through my driving around and so far so good. My KIA is still under observation, though. We will know more by this evening.
I think if the Kia was going to pop the cork again it would have already happened. First time it hits mid gauge its at about 210 to 220 and about 16lbs of pressure. The next time to check is when it goes all the way to dead cold then back up to operating temp.