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Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel?

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jwjsr

02-22-2017 10:05:18




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Last Hair thin line on one side has 2 pin hole leaks about an inch apart, local farmer recommends ground pepper?? I think the radiator my be Oem and was cooling fine and not leaking before I removed it to replace the water pump.




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JMOR

02-23-2017 20:22:57




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeKind of reminds me of, "how did people figure out that some plants were poisonous?" "Well, Ma, little Jimmy is the slowest one of our bunch, feed it to him and see what happens."



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Texasmark1

02-24-2017 06:49:24




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to JMOR, 02-23-2017 20:22:57  
Interesting. I have wondered that too, many times.



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jwjsr

02-23-2017 09:06:10




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seethe solderer was drunk and I didn't see him tin it, I did see him flux it though. He tried his cutting torch first but it wouldn't stcick and sent me to get some MAP gas cause he said it was hotter. Actually I think he fixed the leads we saw at first but when we tested again he said their was a leak where he couldn't get to because maybe it was interror.?

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Texasmark1

02-24-2017 06:56:20




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-23-2017 09:06:10  
I've tried my luck at soldering radiators. Problem I had was as I was fixing one spot, the heat would melt another part of the thing, like you are working on getting the tank back on and a tube turns loose on you. Course if you do it on a daily basis you have all the right tools and expertise to get-r-done. Course sitting here thinking, if the tubes were mounted with 95-5 and you used 60-40 on the tank there wouldn't be a problem.

Last time I took a radiator to a shop to get the core cleaned out the guy didn't do it any more. Said the EPA shut him down. When I came back to get it all he had done was to wash out the exterior of the tubes....I could have done that myself for free. Maybe he was just too old and was quitting the business....had been there for many years and was aged. Only shop in the area.

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Destroked 450

02-23-2017 07:50:11




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
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Yes it's regular old black pepper that you use on food, my grand dad talked about using it back in the day, a little black pepper would seal the leak and get them back in the field versus spending half a day going to town for some name brand stop leak, on small leaks it works as good as any of the snake oil brands.

As for store bought stop leak personally I like one called Dike made by Conklin.

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Texasmark1

02-23-2017 18:29:54




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to Destroked 450, 02-23-2017 07:50:11  
So my natural curious next question is, how is it that a person would bring himself to go to the kitchen table and get a shaker of Pepper, pop the cap on his radiator, and season it????????????? Sorry, I'm about to fall out of my chair laughing.....not knocking it working, just wondering about the first usage.



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JMOR

02-23-2017 07:06:23




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
I have used this JB Weld product in my combine (still holding after 20 years) and in PU (heater core) and in MF275 tractor, all with excellent results. All leaks were smaller than kid's water pistol stream.

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Texasmark1

02-23-2017 06:01:26




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
Ok you guys. This thread got my attention and started me to wondering. Is Pepper Radiator Sealer a brand name? Surely you aren't talking about table use, ground pepper like you put on your food?????????

I used Bars-Leak back the last time I had a leaking problem. I had a '51 olds and on a trip I started loosing water....was the water pump seal. Tried to stop it with BL to get to my destination. After awhile I stopped to fill up on water and it was trying to do it's job....was sticking about 1" out of the weep hole on the front of the pump. Ha!

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Lowell Gehring

02-22-2017 17:13:47




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
May sound silly but I have used pepper to seal 3 small holes in a radiator on an 871. They were squirting clear back to the operators seat. pepper stopped it instantly and held for 4 years and was still in it when I sold it.



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derwen1959

02-22-2017 16:22:23




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
I used a product called radseal here in uk on our dexta it worked for a while and started leaking again so I took it to a one man radiator repairer and I was expecting to make a return visit to fetch it but I left the old unit there and came away with reconditioned unit and that was 14 years ago and no problems



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jwjsr

02-22-2017 16:12:52




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
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local mechanic said he could solder it, nightmare day spent getting him to solder and it didn't work, worse off than when i started, should've went straight to the pepper...!!



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soundguy

02-23-2017 08:03:38




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 16:12:52  
what was the problem soldering it? did he not clean and tin the metal first? didn't drain?



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Grandpa love

02-22-2017 16:06:17




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
Cheap stuff at Auto Parts place works fine. Got it in both fords sealed pin hole leaks in both. Cost a buck or two. Can't remember name. Comes in tube. Of course we ain't farming all day every day with em. Lol. But we do use em couple times a week



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David G

02-22-2017 10:15:15




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
I have used that, works and smells good, but does not last forever.



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Dean

02-22-2017 10:12:57




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
It might work for awhile as might water glass.

Dean



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Copperhead don't play

02-22-2017 10:08:08




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to jwjsr, 02-22-2017 10:05:18  
Pepper was used before stop leak was available.



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Indford

02-23-2017 17:25:14




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 Re: Pepper in radiator to stop leak, ford 4000 diesel? in reply to Copperhead don't play, 02-22-2017 10:08:08  
I had the car's radiator overheat and start to leak one late cold night a few years ago. Being a long way from home in the middle of nowhere with just a country store open, I was force to put eggs in the radiator. It sealed up the leak and never had a problem with it leaking again. I used the car for about another year that way, as it was not worth fixing it properly.



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