messed up my radiator!
aargh! i was taking the rad out to move it up to the rack - and the goddamn nipple for the overflow hose broke clean off the rad - leaving only thin aluminum and a 1/2" circular hole...:frusty:
sooo -- am i pooched? i don;t have the cash for a new rad....
1) is this repairable? i figured if i had some metal below i could just drill and tap a new fitting, but can i tap a new fitting if the metal is just thin aluminum?
2) as an option --- can i plug the hole completely and tap the upper rad hose to run to the overflow?
3) if i am F'd -- since i need to buy a new rad, can i use a smaller radiator? it's going up on the rack anyway so i don;t care if it fits the stock mount.
2003 sportsman 600, btw
back in the day when people fixed things and not replaced they would solder or braze that nipple back on i would suggest solder with a low melting point for thin aluminum
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Ditto Chopper. I am in the A/C business and they have solder made for aluminum with a flow temp so low you can solder coke cans with it. It will hold 400psi of pressure for A/C condensors. If you can not find it an auto parts house call your local A/C wholesalers.
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