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Paul.

 

I would refrain from using any type of rad sealant (as that is what it is; along with other types) this is a temporary fix for a rad until a full repair can be undertaken.

 

Additionally it can reduce the efficiency of the waterways.

 

Personally, I would remove the manifold and the stud to see exactly what the cause is.

 

Could be the sign of something a bit more serious in the long run - I know you were hoping not to hear that !!

 

It's possible that a waterway has broken through; although not common on an iron head - alloy head is a different kettle of fish.

 

Have you noticed any difference to the engine running and coolant efficiency no matter how slight ?? 

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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If you can remove the stud, then a couple of twists of PTFE will do the job.

 

Ensure you wrap the tape in the direction of the tightening thread or it will shred.

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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just a thought on Barrs leaks pellets

 

dont put one in your Tea !!!!

 

we fitted these to every truck built for years it was put in the bottom pipe on assemble and cured all the odd weeps from new hoses and multitudes of clips and connections aggravated by antifreeze seepage

 

think the two outer studs have always been thro to the jacket , hence studs not bolts 

 

any  decent sealant would seal  i love loctite 574  works wonders ,

 

   Pete

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