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#616742 - 04/05/06 04:02 PM Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Colt Offline


Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 1594
Loc: NJ
At least temporarily.
Watched the guys on Mythbusters punch a hole in the radiator.
Then they added a raw egg through the fill area and in 5-7 seconds the leak stopped. [freaknout]

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#616743 - 04/05/06 07:32 PM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
97 GTP Offline


Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 847
Loc: LI, NY
MacGyver did this some 20 years ago [Wink]

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#616744 - 04/06/06 12:08 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
A former brother-in-law had a sure-fire cooling system leak fix, too - half a box of instant mashed potato flakes. Try to guess what happened after the leak stopped. (Hint, arteries aren't the only thing that respond poorly to high starch intake...)

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#616745 - 04/07/06 11:24 PM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Buford T. Justice Offline


Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 523
Loc: Illinois, USA
Pepper is suppose to work too on small leaks, but I would have a garage fix any leak I couldn't fix with replacement hoses, clamps, etc.

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#616746 - 04/08/06 06:52 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Big Jim Offline


Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 1571
Loc: Thousand Oaks, CA
In the days of the Model T they used oatmeal to stop radiator leaks. That doesn't mean that is is or was a good idea though.

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#616747 - 04/10/06 09:03 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
jmacmaster Offline


Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 1027
Loc: East Helena, Montana
I think you're only supposed to use the white of the egg. Right? Or wrong?

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#616748 - 04/13/06 12:15 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Colt Offline


Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 1594
Loc: NJ
quote:
Originally posted by jmacmaster:
I think you're only supposed to use the white of the egg. Right? Or wrong?

The Mytrhbuster guys dumped the whole egg in the radiator.

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#616749 - 04/13/06 01:53 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Vilan Offline


Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1577
Loc: Surrey, BC
I think you should use the egg AND the oatmeal. And a couple strips of bacon, maybe a cup of coffee... apparently breakfast food is good for radiators.

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#616750 - 04/13/06 07:38 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
rcy Offline


Registered: 02/14/04
Posts: 1557
Loc: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
I think GM coolant tabs are cheaper than a dozen eggs...and I KNOW they work...

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#616751 - 04/13/06 07:17 PM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
Colt Offline


Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 1594
Loc: NJ
Hey,stopping in at a 7-11 or a supermarket for an egg while on the road for an easy quick temporary fix is good to know.
It just may get you home or to a repair shop.

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#616752 - 04/14/06 09:01 AM Re: Raw egg will stop a radiator leak
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Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 4378
Loc: Camas, WA
I used some Barr's awhile back, and It seems that I may have finally gotten most of it out of the system. When I finally changed the radiator and other components I noticed that it was all over the thermostat, the radiator cap, and had plugged the overflow line.

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