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Asked in Cars & Vehicles
What would make hot water leak under car?
misplaced radiator cap - buy a new one cross threaded radiator cap - take off and put on properly hole in radiator - drain the radiator of coolant, solder the hole closed, refill the radiator. worn-out water pump - buy and install a new or rebuilt one. hole in radiator hose - buy and install a new one. ...
Asked in American Cars, Nissan Sentra
What causes top radiator to burst?
Weak solder joint when mfg.? Excessive water pressure due to: 1) Bad radiator cap 2) Plugged radiator 3) Thermostat not opening 4) By-pass hose crimped or plugged 5) Leaking head gasket(s) Possibly the radiator hose was weak. So in other words, a bad radiator hose. ...
Can i solder a crack on my radiator to stop a leak?
Hi I've seen some pro's solder a radiator up, but because of the thinness of the vanes it probably isn't something you might do yourself. However a trip to Pep Boys or Auto Zone will turn up at least three or four product that you pour into your radiator and, unless you have Niagara Falls coming out of there, they have a reasonable chance of sealing it from the inside. Personally I have used one called Barr's, but that might not...
How can you fix a radiator leak?
There are radiator sealants available at many auto parts stores. I personally have never been able to get them to work though another good way to seal a leak if it is on the aluminum part of the radiator is to solder it with silver solder. However, in general the only real solution is a new radiator. if your in a bind and your desperate and just so happen to have eggs available keep in mind that you can throw a couple...
Asked in Metal and Alloys
How do you de-solder?
To de-solder there are two ways: 1. Use a solder sucker (a tool that practically just sucks in air), to use it melt the solder whit the soldering iron and then place the solder sucker next to the melted unwanted solder and use the solder sucker to suck it off. 2. (I prefer this one) Use a strip of copper, simply place the strip of copper on the solder and then place the soldering iron on top of the copper. The heat...
Asked in Consumer Electronics
What is a solder reel?
A reel of solder used for joining electrical circuits together on circuit boards. Solder is made of a mixture of tin and lead and sometimes has has flux (a form of acid) in the core of the solder to ensure a clean surface for the solder to flow into. ...