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    Stopping a radiator hose leaking

    Is their some magic goo or method to stop a radiator hose leaking? I've replaced the hose & clamps but hasn't worked. Do I have to replace the water pump (it's leaking at that end)

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    ive used rubber grease before, and its worked. Would depend on how bad the surface is...if the only other option is to replace the pump, I would try glueing the hose on with sikaflex...let it go off for a day, then tighten the clamp

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    I've used "knead It" epoxy to fill holes and corrosion on hose tails on pumps and thermostat housings before now..

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    I did give it a rub with some emery paper but it didn't feel rough to begin with or have obvious corrosion. I'll try your suggestions anyway. Thanks.

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    Let us know how you go..curious to see if it works.

    Got bypass hose on water pump that does same thing.
    an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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    Replace the radiator cap.
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    Try a different clamp, shitty clamp might not be putting even pressure all the way around

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    We used to use some permatex 3, also good quality clamp and the tiniest spot of oil on the worm drive to help stop it binding, which often happened as people then think its tight on the hose but it really isnt. I found norma brand non perferated style were the best.

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    I didn't jump start you in baldivis the other weekend did i?
    Probably just a coincidence..........

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    I haven't managed to do much about it yet... I removed the radiator cap to look at it

    I have tried 2 clamps but that didn't work... maybe should buy a new one!

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