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Old 06-02-2013, 09:44 PM
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broke the water inlet on the radiator to the degas bottle

Ok so my son was helping me do some work on my 2003 f350 truck and put his hand on the water inlet nipple on the radiator to the degas bottle

Is it possible to repair this without buying a new radiator?

thanks for any input

Chris
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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Is it thick enough to tap with a 3/8 pipe tap? 1/4 wall thickness should do it along with some JB Weld for the pipe dope.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:15 PM
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That's what I was thinking too it's close enough to the top radiator hose that I may be able to even get in there and put a nut on the back of it using JB Weld
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:27 PM
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If you can get in from behind it get yourself a bulkhead fitting and slip it through and tighten up with the nut on the outside.
Graingers or McMaster Carr both sell all different sizes and types.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:55 PM
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Now that is a great idea would never thought of it good sense Thanks
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:27 AM
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1/4 pipe tap works just fine. I broke mine off while installing my coolant filter. Been running it this way for 10000 miles with no problems.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:35 AM
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Thanks again for the information um the world of knowledge your love you guys greatest people in the world on this forum
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:02 AM
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You can also have a radiator shop replace the top cap

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:27 AM
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or buy a bulletproof all aluminum unit
also available at performance radiator throughout the nation

but the tap method has worked for everyone who tried it as far as I know
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