Radiator temporary fix

The following is courtesy of Rupert from Manchester, England:

If you are having battery problems on a cold dark night and manage to crank start the car (people still do it you know!) There is a real possibility of damaging the bottom of the radiator in your frustration.

If this happens:

  1. Obtain a bottle of Radweld
  2. Get some water
  3. Get some chewing gum
  4. Chew a load of gum until its sticky and jam it into the hole in the radiator.
  5. Fill the radiator, add the Radweld and gently run up to operating temperature. As the gum falls off, the hole will be blocked with the Radweld and you should be able to carry on your journey!