Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

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Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Devils Advocate » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:01 pm

Think I've made my mind up but just checking for piece of mind. Noticed a small weep in the core of the radiator on car in April whilst we were over there.....out again in July and expect weather to be scorching so don't want to risk it popping on the top of Maroma or somewhere equally hideous. Priced one up in Velez but it had a zero too many in the price for my liking :mrgreen:

So I've just bought a new one which I've got in front of me now.......Monarch don't seem to want to pick up the phone....so...

1) It would, with the removal of a few plastic bits fit in a legal sized cabin bag.......I think that could be dodgy checking it in though.

2) It will deffo fit in a hold case but Mrs says it has to be in mine (along with the curtain fabric/deep fat fryer and humungous tub of ant powder) leaving me room for one T shirt :|

3) Wrap it up and weight it in at check in as a seperate parcel....done that before and it was grief.

I'm favouring option 2 as I've 3 shirts already in Spain.......will the airline quibble about it being in the hold case?.....as I say I can't get through to Monarch this morning so thought an ask to you frequent flyers may nail it for me.

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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby frank » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:21 pm

What's the parcel service always recommended on here? Could you send it to someone out there before you go, or get someone to send it you when you are there? Sorry, best I can do, not really experienced in taking a rad on holiday with me! :lolno:
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Devils Advocate » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:29 pm

Sensible idea Frank and thanks but I tried this with an item 3 years ago. Always a problem thinking of an address though. I sent it to

Jorge at Petrol Station,
c/o White house with red roof on hill,
Espana.

Took me the first week of the hoiday and 3 tanks of fuel to track it down :lol: ........Monarch are still not talkng to me :yawn:
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Colinm » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:36 pm

If it fits in a 'legal' cabin bag, then I see no reason why you shouldn't take it in the cabin bag. I've taken a load of 'strange' items and never had a problem.
It's not a prohibited item and its not fluid, so no problem!
I would have no hesitation in taking it. (that's a statement, not an offer :lol: )
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Enrique » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:52 pm

Hi DA,
Could always take some Radweld over............. :D
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Devils Advocate » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Thanks Colin :D

Enrique, never had any luck with radweld, it's one of those products like super glue,no more nails,George Formby grills etc...............never seem to work for me :mrgreen:
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Enrique » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi DA,
I've used Bars Leaks over the years ..........found it does what it says on the label.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165750
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Devils Advocate » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:17 pm

You're a good lad Enrique, but honestly. If I took a can of that over and the rad popped its cork in the middle of nowhere SWMBO would make the rest of my holiday horrible :) ..............get a new one and there's no comebacks.........apart from the gravel rash and sunstroke fitting it :cry:
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby JAKE M » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:45 pm

As someone who has worked in the business, Radweld /Barrs and any other such products are purely a "get you home solution". They should never be thought of as a permanent cure. They are virtually liquid sticky rubber to fill cracks, weeps, porous tubes. nada mas
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Mowser » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:04 pm

George Formby grills
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby quebin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:22 pm

Try dropping a raw egg into the leaky radiator it is supposed to stop leaks.

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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby olive » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:00 pm

In 1980 I was doing the grand tour of Europe. First (of many) problems was a radiator leak in Northern France. Bought an egg and two beers at a cafe. It did a further year before being sold on that repair.

No one was more surprised than me. :crazy: :crazy:

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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby swerve » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:22 pm

Kseal from halfords is the best I've used and is still in a Mercedes e220 cdi after 60 thousand miles.
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby Devils Advocate » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:44 pm

I've got the new rad as I said but now find it won't fit in the case :think: .....working on that one as I type.

As for the egg in radiator trick :mrgreen: ....only tried it once when I had my first car back in the 1920's :D .........put one in and rad still pis5ed hot rusty water all over the place.......made a cracking souffle on the front grill though :lol:
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby gerryh » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:58 am

Devils Advocate wrote:....only tried it once when I had my first car back in the 1920's :
Are you still driving at your age. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Best way to take a car radiator across to Spain

Postby alexander1 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:15 pm

Reading this has given me one of the best laughs I have had all day! :clap:


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