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Old 02-21-2009, 01:17 PM
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I got a radiator and it will not fit my civic engine bay, unless I "change" the position of the bottom hose connector:

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The tanks are plastic, so I am wondering if I can use some sort of glue to rellocate the fitting?

CAN this be done?
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:19 PM
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get a refund and buy an aluminum one?
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:27 PM
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get a refund and buy an aluminum one?
Wish a could, I got this one for like 50$, and now I will have to use it somehow. Really don't have the time&money to buy another one
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:32 PM
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I guess if you gotta do it, you gotta do it. Can't imagine it will turn out too well though. I'm thinking plumbers putty, or some of that 2 part plastic welder epoxy (waterproof) with an square of plastic to patch the hole. Clean/sand the surfaces well.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:42 PM
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Thanks guys, I found a shop nearby that can weld plastic. Hope they can do it
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lol, using glue to hold a few hundred lbs of force + 18psi of steaming hot fluid = awesome
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:33 AM
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by c0mpl3x
lol, using glue to hold a few hundred lbs of force + 18psi of steaming hot fluid = awesome
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:50 AM
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In my experience JB doesn't like staying on plastic radiator tanks.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:10 AM
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why don't you just cap that one off with a plug and a hose clamp.
Then get a barb fitting about the size of that hose with thread, drill the hole for it and tap the thread.
Screw it in with plenty of teflon tape and it should work, to be 100% it works, put hella ------- jb weld aroung the thread also.
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