In those cases where the leakage is brokenRadiator, and it flowed, it can be repaired with an electric soldering iron, a power of 200 watts. But this is provided that the radiator is made of copper or brass.
Aluminum radiators, as a rule, do not repair themselves.
To restore the radiator made of an aluminum alloy, it is possible only in the specialized car-care center.
You will need
- Soldering iron for 200 watts,
- Brush for metal,
- Rubber plugs,
To locate leaks of antifreeze, the radiatorDismantled from the machine and immersed in a bath filled with water, pre-covered with rubber stoppers all the holes on the radiator, then it is pumped with air, the pressure of which should not exceed one atmosphere.
From damaged places, from which air will leave: it is necessary to mark. This will facilitate further repairs Radiator.
The radiator is extracted from the bath, and the marked placesThoroughly brushed with a metal brush, after which they are treated with acid. Then, with a heated soldering iron, the required amount of solder is applied to the treated areas. Carefully disappearing all the places of leakage Radiator Tin - it is considered repaired. As a result, the air-tightness of the engine cooling system is restored.