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Holts Holts Radweld Plus 250ml

Holts Radweld Plus seals coolant leaks in the engine block, cylinder head, radiator and hoses.
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Question
Will Radweld Plus cure a pinhole coolant leak in the oil cooler housing?
I have a tiny pinhole water/coolant leak in the side of the oil cooler housing. A tiny jet of water is seen when the engine is running. Will Radweld Plus solve this? And will it pour directly into the expansion tank?
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 2
Car Make: Vauxhall Vectra 2.0dti
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Hull
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
3 answers
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answer 1
yes it will solve your problem just pour the whole bottle in to your coolant system and leave the car running on idel speed for 10 to 15 mins then top up your coolant system if needed its fab stuff
Age Group: Under 25
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
rd1102
 - west lothian
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
MGZR2004
 - Sheffield
answer 3
Hi, thanks for your interest in Holts Radweld Plus 250m.The advice from the manufacturer is that depending on the size of the hole, Radweld Plus should work. It can be poured into the expansion tank, however ensure that the engine is run for at least 15 minutes or longer, and keep the system topped up with coolant/water. If this does not stop the leak it may have to be repaired or replaced.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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I have a small leak in my car radiator is it OK to introduce a sealant product eg Radweld via the reservoir?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
3 answers
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answer 1
Hi, will I had a coolant leak, and I put in it in the reservoir/header tank/coolant tank, works no problem.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Ceasar
 - South West London
answer 2
Yes, in fact the product advises that you can either pour directly into the radiator or the reservoir (and you may need to do both, depending on how much lost water you have in the radiator at the time.)
answered 4 years ago
by
Tiggr
 - Bristol, UK
answer 3
Thats what i did and it worked, but i mixed it with coolant before pouring it into the tank as i heard it is less likely to clog something that way.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
cordie
 - York
Question
Large Radiator Leak
I have a large leak from the bottom of my radiator that pretty much empties they system of fluid within a minute or two. Is this too big of a leak as i know you have to run the engine for a while for this stuff to work
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
John2502
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
3 answers
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answer 1
This may work, I would suggest in getting two bottles, but it mix one with abit of coolant, so the system is not just full of the radweld.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Ceasar
 - South West London
answer 2
If the crack is really big , then answer is no.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
This sounds as if it is too much for Radweld.
Wondarweld may be worth a try, especially if you plug the crack with steel wool (if possible) but it sound like a pretty serious leak so it may need new radiator. The best advice would be to contact your local mechanic for specialist advice.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Compare to Radweld (blue container)
What's the difference between the Radweld Plus and basic (?) product.
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asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
VBoy
 - Herts
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes I can see the stated difference on the bottle. The question is more how/why is this different. The reason being I hear mixed report re using such products and wanted to understand the actual difference to take a view re a small radiator leak which both products claim to solve.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
VBoy
 - Herts
answer 2
This product will also seal coolant to air leaks in engine block, cylinder head, radiator and hoses.
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
fishgut
Question
where do i pour this
do i pour this into the expansion tank with or without collant being present in the tank ??, and how much do i pour in
Car Make: renault
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
Empty the full contex in to the radiator not the expansion tank.
Car Make: Bmw mini cooper
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
wolfblood
 - bridgend
answer 2
The 250ml bottle treats up to 21L systems. If the coolant capacity is 7L or less, use only half bottle.
Add either into the radiator or overflow reservoir (expansion tank), top up with recommended coolant if needed.
Radweld Plus is compatible with all forms of Anti-Freeze so there should be no problem with introducing it to a coolant system containing Anti-Freeze.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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Could this product cause problems with welding the rad should that become necesary?
ie. is there any chance they'll say "we could have fixed it but you've put radweld in so have a bill for a new rad instead"
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
Car Make: Kia
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
WizzArd69
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
No. I have absolute confidence that no corrosion, or metal contamination will take place
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Pengalanty
 - Staffs & Worcs Canal, cruising South
answer 2
Hi, thanks for your interest in Holts Radweld Plus 250ml. Using this product for the job should not have an affect on welding the radiator.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
will holts radweld plus stop my heater matrix from leaking
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
by
jonno989
 - stafford
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
yes it will it will solve all leeks in your cooling system and best of all if your cillinder head should ever crack it will fix the problem and keep your car going strong
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
rd1102
 - west lothian
answer 2
Yes Holts Radweld Plus can be used for sealing a leak within the heater matrix, provided the leak is not too severe. The way the product works is it stays in solution (basically in a liquid form) while in the coolant system, the system circulates it around and when it finds the hole it uses the pressure of the system to leak through this hole. Now when it is exposed to air/the atmosphere on the other side and it has the heat of the engine behind it, it is able to form a seal over the hole. The rest of the Radweld not involved with this seal will still stay in solution inside the system until the system is flushed/drained.
As the leak is in the heater matrix section, it is likely that you will need something like a 20-30 min drive with the cars interior cabin heaters turned on in order to open up the heater matrix side of the system and allow the Radweld solution in to find and seal the leak. If the leak is not sealed during this period, the engine may need to be run for longer as the temperature around the leak site or lack of flow of Radweld to the leak site are the causes of it not being able to seal the leak.

Of course during the drive we would recommend keeping an eye on the temperature of the system as well as the level of coolant in the system, especially if it is a severe leak which could lead to the system emptying and then overheating before Radweld is able to fix the problem.
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answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
how much radweld + should i use on a citroen zx 1.4 ?
Car Make: citroen zx 1.4
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
The whole bottle
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
LordGunwharf
 - Portsmouth
answer 2
Hi, thanks for your interest in Holts Radweld Plus 250ml. The quantity of Radweld required will depend on the capacity of your cooling system. The 250ml bottle will treat 7-21L of standard coolant depending on condition of coolant. Therefore half the bottle would be suitable for 3.5L to 7L of coolant. Determine the capacity of your cooling system and then use a suitable amount of Radweld.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Does Radweld (or any other similar products you sell) do any internal damage to the collant system and/or the engine?
I have a coolant lweak (from the radiator I think) in my car and am worried about using stuff like Radweld in case it does some other damage.
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How many cars: 3
asked 7 months ago
by
UselessMechanic
 - East Scotland
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
I've used Radweld Plus, Kalimex K Seal and Steel Seal, all without any problems over the years in a cars coolant system ie no blockages in the radiator or heater and no overheating. They all performed well.
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answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
DTurbo
 - Yorkshire, England
answer 2
Radweld will stop small leaks in the radiator, i have used radweld in my own vehicles and never had any other problems, the alternative is a replacement radiator.
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answered 7 months ago
by
fishgut
Question
I have a small pinhole leak in the coolant hose just before the radiator, will radweld be a decent temp fix.
Car Make: rover 25
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
mcm71
on Holts Radweld Plus 250ml
2 answers
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answer 1
I would personaly get a new hose, they might be a hose wrap you might be able to buy.
You could try this as long as its only a temp fix as it dont cost the earth.
Car Make: Bmw mini cooper
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
wolfblood
 - bridgend
answer 2
Its worth trying to use this product to stop the leak. The way that Holts Radweld Plus works is it stays in solution (basically in a liquid form) while in the coolant system, the system circulates it around and when it finds the hole it uses the pressure of the system to leak through this hole. Now when it is exposed to air/the atmosphere on the other side and it has the heat of the engine behind it, it is able to form a seal over the hole. The rest of the Radweld not involved with this seal will still stay in solution inside the system until the system is flushed/drained.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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