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Date:         Fri, 9 Mar 2001 11:31:22 -0800
Reply-To:     DAN WILKIN <msfandan@HOME.COM>
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From:         DAN WILKIN <msfandan@HOME.COM>
Subject:      Re: Epoxy and Coolant temp tolerance
Comments: To: Max/Joyce Wellhouse <maxjoyce@IPA.NET>
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you may want to check with the manufacturer of your epoxy ................ some fail at high temperature. my experience with epoxies is that the quicker the cure time, i.e. 5 minute, the lower the strength.

Dan Wilkin 85 dbl cab Victoria be

-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM]On Behalf Of Max/Joyce Wellhouse Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 10:15 AM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Re: Epoxy and Coolant temp tolerance

Stuart: Beg to differ on the "epoxy is epoxy" comment. Read the fine print of the 5 minute epoxies in the hardware stores. Most say"not water proof" and not a good choice for any cooing system I'll bet.

Dimwitted Moose and Flying Squirrel ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stuart MacMillan" <macmillan@HOME.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 10:29 AM Subject: Re: Epoxy and Coolant temp tolerance

> Epoxy should work fine, but I doubt that the plastic used in this > fitting can be "welded" with super glue. Bars Leaks sells the solid > type two part epoxy for this application, and epoxy is epoxy. > > > Stebbins wrote: > > > > I may have to use some HOUSEHOLD epoxy or super glue on the > > coolant diversion block (distribution unit). Does anyone > > know if household (2 part) expoy or household super glue > > will tolerate the temperatures of the coolant system? > > Thanks, Malcolm > > -- > Stuart MacMillan > Seattle > > '84 Vanagon Westfalia w/2.1 > '65 MGB (Daily driver since 1969) > '74 MGB GT (Restoring sloooowly) > > Assisting on Restoration (and spending OPM): > '72 MGB GT (Daughter's) > '64 MGB (Son's) > > Stripped and gone but their parts live on: > '68 MGB, '73 MGB, '67 MGB GT

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