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Leaking radiator, radweld?

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Tournesol Wed 11-Feb-15 12:57:26


My ancient citroen Picasso has got a bad leak and coolant is disappearing fast. We first had this problem a year ago and the AA came out after it blew up. They popped in some radweld and that fixed it.

When I took it to the garage they said it would cost hundreds to fix properly and recommended just limping on with radweld.

Anyway it is now a year later and leaking really fast. I have bought some more radweld but not used it yet. I was going to do a long drive during half term and am now thinking it is a really bad idea.

We are planning on getting a new second hand car soon but just wondered if anyone had any advice on how to get my car through next few weeks and if the radweld will last me a long car journey?


richthegreatcornholio Wed 11-Feb-15 13:58:55

Difficult to say. Personally I wouldn't want to trust radweld. How big is the leak and what exactly is leaking?

Tournesol Wed 11-Feb-15 14:52:26

Not sure where the leak is but it has clearly got lots worse over the last year as it now drains of water/coolant in a week! Whereas with the previous problem it took months until the coolant was actually empty.

Think I will have to try the radweld as need the car but will avoid doing the long drive (three hours in the coach with three children instead!).

richthegreatcornholio Wed 11-Feb-15 15:55:02

It may be fine of course, but how will you feel if it expires in the middle of your long journey? The coach maybe a bit rubbish but at least you won't have the worry hanging over you.

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