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Old 01-30-2012, 05:34 AM
uncmozo uncmozo is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 530i 5 speed
Originally Posted by cwpo1 View Post
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.
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?

Nice write-up BTW.

1995 525i 5 speed - sold at 225,000 miles
2002 530i 5 speed - 187,000 miles

Last edited by uncmozo; 01-30-2012 at 05:36 AM.
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