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Old 01 Apr 2004, 08:09 am
Michael
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Default Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

Hello everybody,

I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
to try some stopleak.

What could you suggest to me?
Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?

Thanks for any advice.
Michael.

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Old 01 Apr 2004, 09:01 am
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

I'd skip the stopleak and take it to a radiator shop and have it brazed.

G-Man


"Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
> Hello everybody,
>
> I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> to try some stopleak.
>
> What could you suggest to me?
> Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
> Michael.
>



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Old 01 Apr 2004, 10:05 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

Don't use the stop leak unless you plan on getting rid of the van. bob

G-Man wrote:
>
> I'd skip the stopleak and take it to a radiator shop and have it brazed.
>
> G-Man
>
> "Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
> news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> > actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> > to try some stopleak.
> >
> > What could you suggest to me?
> > Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
> >
> > Thanks for any advice.
> > Michael.
> >

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Old 01 Apr 2004, 12:49 pm
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?


"Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
> Hello everybody,
>
> I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> to try some stopleak.
>
> What could you suggest to me?
> Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
> Michael.


Where is it leaking from?


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Old 01 Apr 2004, 01:25 pm
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

Michael wrote:
>
> Hello everybody,
>
> I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> to try some stopleak.
>
> What could you suggest to me?
> Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
> Michael.

the stop leak stuff will eventually block up your leak ,, but the also
will block up your heater core and you will be needing another heater
core in time if you want some heat... why not find where the leak is and
fix the leak... but either replacing the hoses, clamps, or radiator or
whatever is leaking....
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 02:55 pm
Bill B. Johnson
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

In article <406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT>, Michael
<kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
>
> I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> to try some stopleak.
>
> What could you suggest to me?
> Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
> Michael.


I agree with the person that told you to take it to a radiator shop in
your town. If its not rusted badly, they can easiliy remove the radiator,
clean it and braze (spelling??) the seams which is probably where it is
leaking from.
After market radiators can be purchased at the radiator shop if your
radiator is rusted so badly that it can't be repaired. Don't use stopleak.
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 07:35 pm
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electricked wrote:
> "Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
> news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
>
>>Hello everybody,
>>
>>I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
>>actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
>>to try some stopleak.
>>
>>What could you suggest to me?
>>Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>>
>>Thanks for any advice.
>>Michael.

>
>
> Where is it leaking from?
>
>


Ok.
Thank everybody for talking me out of stopleak.
I took a closer look this afternoon and found that the plastic top of
the radiator has tiny cracks in the middle of its face (front side).
They are sweating, as I have cleared up. It looks like the problem can
be resolved with a hot soldering iron. Because that's just plastic. Am I
right? Or is there any pitfalls?
Thanks.
Michael.

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Old 01 Apr 2004, 08:47 pm
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

Michael wrote:
> electricked wrote:
>> "Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
>> news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
>>
>>> Hello everybody,
>>>
>>> I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
>>> actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm
>>> going to try some stopleak.
>>>
>>> What could you suggest to me?
>>> Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>>>
>>> Thanks for any advice.
>>> Michael.

>>
>>
>> Where is it leaking from?
>>
>>

>
> Ok.
> Thank everybody for talking me out of stopleak.
> I took a closer look this afternoon and found that the plastic top of
> the radiator has tiny cracks in the middle of its face (front side).
> They are sweating, as I have cleared up. It looks like the problem can
> be resolved with a hot soldering iron. Because that's just plastic.
> Am I right? Or is there any pitfalls?
> Thanks.
> Michael.


Replacement is a much better avenue. Radiator is under pressure. Depending
on the type of polymer, it may not take to having a strong bond.


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Old 02 Apr 2004, 03:11 pm
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

http://www.radiator.com



"Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
> Hello everybody,
>
> I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> to try some stopleak.
>
> What could you suggest to me?
> Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
>
> Thanks for any advice.
> Michael.
>



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Old 03 Apr 2004, 03:24 pm
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Default Re: Coolant is leaking. Is a radiator stopleak good for it?

In article <406CC375.9020205@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT>, Michael
<kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote:

> electricked wrote:
> > "Michael" <kyraha@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT> wrote in message
> > news:406C22AE.9060602@comcast.net.FAKE.CUT.IT...
> >
> >>Hello everybody,
> >>
> >>I've found a leak of coolant in my Odyssey 97. It's not very much,
> >>actually, but the radiator is wet and bears traces of green. I'm going
> >>to try some stopleak.
> >>
> >>What could you suggest to me?
> >>Is it good enough and harmless for cooling system and engine?
> >>
> >>Thanks for any advice.
> >>Michael.

> >
> >
> > Where is it leaking from?
> >
> >

>
> Ok.
> Thank everybody for talking me out of stopleak.
> I took a closer look this afternoon and found that the plastic top of
> the radiator has tiny cracks in the middle of its face (front side).
> They are sweating, as I have cleared up. It looks like the problem can
> be resolved with a hot soldering iron. Because that's just plastic. Am I
> right? Or is there any pitfalls?
> Thanks.
> Michael.


I still advise you to take it to a local radiator shop. Several years ago,
I had a radiator repaired at a radiator shop. I watched them do the work.
They placed it in huge tank of water and boiled it to remove dirt, rust,
etc. The man explained that solder could not be used on any metal that had
dirt, rust or anything elese on it. If there is plastic near the place you
have to solder, it will probably melt. You may have to buy a rebuilt or
new radiator. The radiator shop owner should be able sell you one for much
less than you would pay a Honda dealership.
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