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Old 07-16-2002, 09:14 PM
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REPAIRED! Inside diameter of radiator upper outlet?

Does anyone know the inside diameter of the large upper radiator hose neck?

Mine has just cracked on wife's car while she is about 600 miles from home!

I am thinking of trying to insert a piece of copper pipe into it to hold it until she can get home.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-17-2002, 04:32 AM
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Old 07-17-2002, 01:27 PM
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I feel your pain.

Here's what I did for the exact same problem: (Using a 1" copper bushing from Home Depot)

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Old 07-17-2002, 08:37 PM
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Here you go!

I have a new NIssens radiator sitting in my living room. The I.D. of the upper outlet is approximately 1.184", give or take a few thou., measured with a vernier caliper. The lower is slightly larger at about 1.192, if I recall correctly.

Let me know if you find any tubing this size, or close to it.

Hope this helps

Gary
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Old 07-17-2002, 08:53 PM
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Thank you both for the replies! Hopefully I can remote control this cure.

What gets me is the radiator was re-cored 2 years ago.

I knew I had seem this repair before.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks guys.

J
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Old 07-25-2002, 07:56 PM
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OK I fixed it! I used JBWeld. Not a very glamorous repair but very well done.

The neck broke off in two half pieces. I glued them together with JBWeld and let them harden. I then took this assembly and glued it on to the plastic radiator neck where they came off originally.

I made sure the surfaces were VERY clean. I put JBWeld on the mating surfaces and extra both inside and outside all along where the break was.

I let these dry for about 15 hours. I attached the hose, drove through 100 degree weather with the AC on going up 6% grades. The coolant temp got up to 100 C. I feel this was a great stress test.

The repair doesn't leak and seems as hard as a rock.
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Old 07-25-2002, 08:39 PM
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That sounds great. You may have one or two pinhole leaks occur, but other than that the repair should hold.
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