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advice needed water pump leak RAD WELD

my water pump has a leak could I add rad weld to help as a precautionary measure or does the cambelt & pump need to be done
just need to save some cash so a radweld it for a while might help
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Only put RadWeld in if you want to bugger your car up completly.

DON'T USE RADWELD IN THE K SERIES ENGINES!
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Yeah get the leak fixed correctly! Radweld is a k series killer.
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Only put RadWeld in if you want to bugger your car up completly.

DON'T USE RADWELD IN THE K SERIES ENGINES!

wot he said
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Only put RadWeld in if you want to bugger your car up completly.

DON'T USE RADWELD IN THE K SERIES ENGINES!
so should he use it or not? lol
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I think James was advising against it lol.
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Radweld won't work on rotating joints anyway.
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Radweld won't work on rotating joints anyway.

Exactly

but in other locations it will work as a get you home measure. Not sure what all the fuss is about with Radweld - the only engine you cannot use it on is the Rover 827.
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.....Not sure what all the fuss is about with Radweld.......
that would be the narrow water ways in the engine, just waiting for a coagulating agent
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Exactly

but in other locations it will work as a get you home measure. Not sure what all the fuss is about with Radweld - the only engine you cannot use it on is the Rover 827.
well said my friend , i used rad weld cause i spotted a small leak on my radiator and NEVER had a problem since apart from kenny putting the ****ters up me , so i had it checked out by 3 different garages and they all said my coolant systm was fine SO
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that would be the narrow water ways in the engine, just waiting for a coagulating agent
Yup nasty stuff. Just address the leak correctly if it needs a new rad get one on.
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Only put RadWeld in if you want to bugger your car up completly.

DON'T USE RADWELD IN THE K SERIES ENGINES!
All you need to no about radweld is here.
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use radweld its fab !!!!!!!!!!!!
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I don't have any Radweld in the MGF as I have renewed most of the cooling system. But have used it on a couple of other cars with no side effects -

First was a long while back on a Pug 106 diesel that had very slight coolant loss but no sign of a leak, put some radweld in and it stopped the coolant loss - had this car for quite a while after with no problems.

In July 2005, our Discovery TD5 developed a slight coolant leak from the radiator while we were on holiday, I put some radweld in and it stopped the leak and kept a close eye on the temperature while driving home. In the following months I forgot about the radiator so never changed it and it nevr lost of drop of coolant - traded in last month.

I believe radweld works by expanding to fill a hole on contact with air so its not going to cause a problem inside the engines waterways.

It does have its place as a temporary fix and I would not advise doing what I did with the Disco as a long term solution, but its not the curse of the devil either!
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use radweld its fab !!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent - we could be the founder members of the Radweld appreciation society
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.....but its not the curse of the devil either!
OOOOO yes it is
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I see another crew comin' up: Hardcore Radweld Crew (HCRC)
Good luck guys hehehe
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MAYBE ITS JUST CRAP ON TF'S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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