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#1 DanGersFord

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

My coolant levels been going down quite regularly for the last few weeks now n tonight I noticed a split in tge side of the coolant reservoir. Is there anything I can use to seal it temporarily untill I can take it to the garage? The cars still under warranty so they should change the reservoir anyway. Ive got some high temperature silicone would that be enough to seal it temporarily?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

Try that first, if it doesn't help try some plumbers putty, it doesn't harden but seals leaks a treat.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:48 AM

Ive got some of that in the van. Its been that long since ive needed to use it I forgot all about it haha cheer. The silicone seems to be holding anyway. Its only for a few days untill I get a new reservoir for it

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

To make sure the silicone holds you could reinforce it with a couple of wraps of duct tape too.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

I used Araldiite the last time this occurred and that held well enough until I got a replacement. I bought a new one off eBay for £15 for the SportKA

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

I used Araldiite the last time this occurred and that held well enough until I got a replacement. I bought a new one off eBay for £15 for the SportKA


Its still under warranty anyway mate so that should be replaced for nothing :) seems to be holding up altight with the silicone its only until next week anyway

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