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Old 11-09-2018, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Leaky radiator drain petcock

Hello again!
I have a 2001 L200 sedan. The radiator drain is leaking a good amount of coolant every night when parked. This is the red plastic one with 2 o rings.

I removed it 2 times and put in new o rings and still leaks. I read somewhere on this forum where people have used a sealant to permanently seal it. This plug has super coarse threads so a bolt in its place is not an option.

This is my daughters car, and she ships out for basic training in February, so the car only needs to last a few more months. The trans 1st gear clutch pack is slipping a little and we dont want to put 2500 bones into a 1000 dollar car.

So I am just looking for some ideas how to stop the drip, no matter how permanent it is. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Leaky radiator drain petcock

I'd consider using a hi-temp anaerobic flange sealant like Permatex #51031.

https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...lange-sealant/

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Old 11-10-2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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Picked up some, not from permatex but an equivalent. Let's see how it works!

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