How to Repair a Radiator

A radiator is a kind of heater that works by transferring thermal energy from one medium to another. This is done to cool or heat the air. There are several uses for a radiator. It can be used in a number of settings such as in a car or in a room. Radiators are more commonly used in cars.

This device can break down due to age or improper use. Your radiator can also break if the vehicle suddenly overheats.

Allow the radiator to cool down for about 30 to 45 minutes before doing so. There are two common problems with radiators.


Radiator Hose Leak


1. Examine the radiator hose and check for leaks.

2. If you see any, patch them with sticker tapes. Make sure that the tapes you use are of high quality.


Pinhole Leak on the Radiator


1. Use any amount of epoxy putty to stop the leakage. Put the epoxy on the hole. Follow the instructions that came with the putty.

2. Start the car and give it a few minutes to warm up. At this point, the putty would have blocked the pinhole leakage.

This repair procedure only solves the problem temporarily. While the radiator is working well because of the putty, take your car to a professional mechanic. Remember to eventually remove the putty from the cooling system as it may cause harm if it is not taken out at once.

If the rubber of the radiator is the problem, do the following:

  1. Locate the exact area of the hole in the rubber.
  2. Make sure that the hole is completely dry.
  3. Take two to three inches of duct tape and place it on the hole.
  4. Firmly press the tape.
  5. Place more tape around the hole.