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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:49 pm 
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Well i hear that (from my old work) that if you put a container of pepper in the radiator it can stop small leaks. Is this true?

The story is i have a XF and its got a pin hole leak. Can i just put pepper in the radiator to stop the leak?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:52 pm 
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Dude surely you're not that hard up? Get some proper stop-leak... or better yet, fix the radiator...

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:55 pm 
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according to mythbusters an egg is better than stop leak

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:00 pm 
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Dude surely you're not that hard up? Get some proper stop-leak... or better yet, fix the radiator...


I was just going to get some stop leak cause thats easy s**t...never used it before but its just pour and run right?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:02 pm 
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I heard Smecklers Powder is good stuff

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:13 pm 
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EBGizmo wrote:
I heard Smecklers Powder is good stuff


what are we just chucking money away now???

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:44 pm 
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I was just going to get some stop leak cause thats easy s**t...never used it before but its just pour and run right?


yes but theres no guarantee it'll last for ever.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:46 pm 
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Yeh you can use pepper but its only a temporary solution.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:51 pm 
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the only time you should use pepper, an egg or even cow or horse s**t to fix a hole in the radiator is if your stuck in the back off no where becayse it just doesnt block the hole it gets in and blocks every thing, you can use a pair off pointy nose pliers on it if it is a vien of the radiator crimp it closed or roll it over and fold it afew times and crimp it all temp fixes only though
new radiators on ebay go for about $160
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Brand-New-Radiat ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:38 pm 
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Shame your not in vic mate I've got 2 good XF radiators sitting here spare, dont use any stopleak stuff unless it only sets when it comes into contact with oxygen,

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:19 pm 
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Hey stomper...if you need a radiator for your xf I've got one here. For a few bucks I can have it in Adelaide next weekend. Pm me if you want it (its a heavy duty one, did about 12 months work) :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:47 pm 
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choppadoo wrote:
the only time you should use pepper, an egg or even cow or horse s**t to fix a hole in the radiator is if your stuck in the back off no where .....


hence the title to this topic....
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Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:26 pm 
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xf_xr6 wrote:
choppadoo wrote:
the only time you should use pepper, an egg or even cow or horse s**t to fix a hole in the radiator is if your stuck in the back off no where .....


hence the title to this topic....


im not the f**k in perth

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:11 am 
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what?! You lost me there....
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:16 pm 
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someone seems to think perth is more in the sticks then adelaide
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