This is very interesting. I never heard that antifreeze degrades epoxy before. If this is true, it would raise some serious questions about epoxying cooling system parts back together, especially as a permanent repair. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Originally Posted by cwpo1
I was forced to epoxy it back together until the radiator and hoses arrived. This is a very temporary fix as it could not gain a total seal and the antifreeze degrades the epoxy over time. It lasted two weeks, just long enough to get the radiatior and hoses in.
Nice write-up BTW.
1995 525i 5 speed - sold at 225,000 miles
2002 530i 5 speed - 160,000 miles
Last edited by uncmozo; 01-30-2012 at 06:36 AM.