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HELP! Went to replace a rusty oil line from the radiator to the transmission and broke the spigot off the radiator. The radiator has a plastic end and the spigot is in the plastic end cap. I suspect the spigot is screwed in. Has anyone ever replaced one of these - are they screwed in? Where can i get a replacement? I've got pretty good access to the area and would prefer to try replacing it in place on the car. Anyone with experience of this????? Apart from this radiator in great shape so would prefer to preserve than replace. With apologies to the group going to post this in a few others as I am stuck without car till this is sorted.
 

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That fitting is part of aluminum transmission cooler. You need new radiator.
 
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New radiator..... OR

Well, at your own risk, you could use Waterweld from JB Weld and tap in another male-to-male connector and hope for the best (and that it holds under high pressure). With Waterweld, you have to work fast with it.
 

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I tried to glue and epoxy MB radiator like 20 years ago and the plastic they use doesn't allow anything to stick to it.
Theoretically you could hack the lines and add air transmission fluid cooler, what is easy available, but I think your aged radiator could use some refreshing anyway.
 
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