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Old 10-24-2008, 03:15 PM
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So, that return line nipple, on the top of the radiator is cracked off and leaking. the owner before me neglected to tell me that.

so instead of dropping $300 on a new radiator, is there an epoxy that will bond these parts, that is meant SOLELY for radiators?

Ill post this in general diesel too, because this applies to all radiators, not just 96.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:51 PM
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I threaded a brass nipple in there and it has worked fine for years.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:49 PM
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hmmmm. perhaps that would work.. common issue?
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:38 AM
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hmmmm. perhaps that would work.. common issue?
I believe so. I have read a lot about people breaking that nipple off. Instead of buying a new end piece or new radiator they just fix it like I did (that's where I got the idea.....from someone else).

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Old 10-25-2008, 08:58 PM
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how large?
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:48 PM
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I just replaced my radiator cost me 205 for a brand new one with a discount from Napa. My problem was the core and end tanks gaske went bad. I am going to have the old radiator repaired and have it for spare parts.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:36 AM
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how large?
1/4 or maybe 3/8. Can't recall for sure.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:14 AM
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1/4 or maybe 3/8. Can't recall for sure.
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okay, thankyou
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you can bring it to a shop and they can brase it
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:46 AM
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i believe its a 1/4 inch brass nipple, i also had the same thing thappen to me and i just put a brass nipple in it. its been working fine for prob 6 months now.
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