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Old 12-09-2011, 10:29 AM
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Radiator nipple broke off?????

A few weeks ago the plastic nipple on the top of the radiator that leads back to the degas bottle snapped off....I super glued it together and that lasted until now. I was thinking something like jb weld...any suggestions????
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:29 AM
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I've heard of guys drilling out the hole to tap it with 1/8npt barbed fitting, then use a poxy like JB weld to seal and add extra strength. When you tap out plastic, be sure to back out the tap, in other words one full turn in and 1/2 turn out until the tap is deep enough for the fitting.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:26 PM
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Yep what lilpooh said. This happened to me and that's what I did and its still working fine.
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Just get a shiny new Mishimoto all aluminum radiator
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just checked garage only have 1/2 npt to 3/8 barbs....gonna have to wait til the wifey gets home...only have 1/8 npt tap. I didnt even think about doing it that way...thats why the ORG rules
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