Radiator Repair

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  1. KPH

    KPH Active Member

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    Some how I have damaged the radiator, most likely during storage or transportation.

    I will be getting it repaired in the UK and would like peoples advice:

    I have asked a few companies for quotes:

    1. Company 'A', quoted £95, using a 'special' ali glue type, heated in an oven then the rad is tested.

    2. Company 'B' Quoted £45 - Cut the leaking tube at each end (remove ~ 1cm) and blank it off using a specialised epoxy. ( you would not notice this unless you looked hard) Then chemically clean internal & external, then perform a pressure & flow test to ensure everything is as it should be.

    Photos of the damaged radiator below:

    CBR Radiator Febur 06.jpg

    CBR-Febur_Radiator_Damage 01.jpg

    I'm inclined to go with option 2, but if any of you have had experience with either method, please can you let me know.
     
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  2. blake7

    blake7 Active Member

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    If I was in your position I would just get a used one and swap it, job done.
     
  3. Blade runner 1

    Blade runner 1 Active Member

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    My brother and a mate of mine had their radiators welded and tested by a radiator specialist for less than £50. That was almost 5 years ago, no issues.
    They were worse than yours and didn’t have to remove any of it.
     
  4. hitch

    hitch Well-Known Member

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    I posted the name of a radiator specialist on here a while back who would repair it..now I cant say how or what the cost would be but I wouldn't do either of those options you list o_O
    I would try the old boy I listed below..at least speak to him and see what he says
    https://www.1000rr.co.uk/threads/radiators.37233/#post-490208
     
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    nigelrb Senior Member

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    hitch Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, my "next desk neighbour" bought a chinese rad for his Blackbird and said it is well made with all the brackets etc in the right place and (touch wood) he has had no issues with it.
     
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  7. KPH

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    Yes, normally agreed but these are 'special' Tenkate Febur rads. (& too pricey to buy a new one)
     
  8. KPH

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    Thanks, I checked it out and that bloke was Option 2. After asking a few more questions, it turns out both of the above options were using som sort of epoxy to seal the hole.
     
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