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Radiator repair

Postby Johnno » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:22 am

Hi all,any recommendations re radiator repairs? I am in the Romford Essex area so needs to be fairly local .Its a series MM rad,if that makes any difference.
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Re: Radiator repair

Postby pde2000 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:41 pm

Its relatively easy once you have the radiator out and dry. Just pinch the perforated tube and solder it with a soldering iron or torch. The brass takes to solder very well.
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Re: Radiator repair

Postby mogbob » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:54 pm

John
The only Romford " local " repairers that comes up on searches is EPC Radiators Ltd , 139 Crow Lane Tel 01708720500 Company was Registered @ Companies House 14 years ago.
I can't find any reviews or a specific website of theirs.
Why not stroll down there. Talk to the local garages and car spares / accessories places first … if you're starting with a blank sheet on them. See what good / bad things they have to say about them. Then visit the company to see what they are working on at present / turn around times / any "guarantee " given / cost involved , etc.
Any decent repairer should be able to reconstruct the radiator , rather than " just sell you a new one because they can't be bothered ". The basic skills required are constant and any attempt to load the price because it's a " very old radiator , Sir " should be viewed with suspicion. Cost should be related to the damage not age. Get the guy or gal to point out what "damage " they see and the solution they recommend.

If it's a simple ( to them ) leak then a bit of soldering will crack the problem. If the fins are disintegrating
through rust then a re-core might prove to be a much bigger bill. I would certainly get them to chemically clean
the rad whilst you've got it off the car. It will clean out the cores and make the Rad more efficient.

I've got no knowledge of the Company personally.
Bob

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Re: Radiator repair

Postby Johnno » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks Bob,that’s very a comprehensive reply.I will look them up and pay a visit to see what they say.I’ll keep the forum informed as to what happens in case any one else need rad repairs.
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Re: Radiator repair

Postby Johnno » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks Bob,that’s very a comprehensive reply.I will look them up and pay a visit to see what they say.I’ll keep the forum informed as to what happens in case any one else need rad repairs.
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Re: Radiator repair

Postby RobThomas » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:29 pm

Early series MM had the bottom face of the top tank pushed up to help with clearance from the fan blades so worth thinking about seeing if they can add this feature before they solder a new matrix on. Ask me how I know!!!!
Only about 1cm.
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Re: Radiator repair

Postby Johnno » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:15 pm

Ha ha,already have that.Been running with this rad for a few years now but has just developed several leaks.No doubt due to my overheating problems of late.Thanks mate.
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Re: Radiator repair

Postby Johnno » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:15 pm

Ha ha,already have that.Been running with this rad for a few years now but has just developed several leaks.No doubt due to my overheating problems of late.Thanks mate.
Power to your Pistons,Johnnydoome.


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