I know there has been quite a lot posted in the past re radiator leaks,and also some info available in the Technicalities on this subject.
Apart from Coleman’s mustard powder (not convinced about this) it would seem proprietary products such as Radweld & Barrs Leaks etc are
scorned on & not recommended for use in a Scott rad. After having my film type radiator solder repaired there is still some leakage apparent.
Has anyone got any experience in using any “off the shelf” leak cure that is effective & available. Are there any new or more modern
products or thoughts suitable for the Scott? Any advise appreciated – want it on the road for Abbotsholme!!!.
How bad is it? Can you live with a slow leak and top up whenever you stop? I had a dreadful rad my first Abbotsholme but got round that way. In the end I lashed out on a new rad. You might find LS-X sealant helpful, from a plumbers, smear it on the outside of the leak once you have dried it off.
If it’s of any help. The one i’ve used on my van with great success but not tried it on a Scott radiator yet is ‘K’ seal, you can get it from most car parts
suppliers, Halfords, Moto Serve, Etc.
A mechanic friend told me: “It’s the only one that we use and its the only one that works” and he was right, it does.
I can’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be OK in a Scott rad, though I would check what it says on the bottle first and you probably wouldn’t need to use the whole bottle full in such a small system as the Scott.