1946 212 side cover water leak

engr1962 Member

I have a water leak on the side cover where the water outlet pipe is pressed into the body of the cover.

Is there a preferred fix for that? Welding? Epoxy? Silver Solder?

Thanks! dan


  • Courtesy Man
    Courtesy Man Expert Adviser

    It would be better to remove it and check for other issues and rust before attempting any fix.

  • Toddh
    Toddh Member
    edited June 15

    As suggested above, remove the water jacket and make sure there’s no other issues plus clean out any accumulated gunk around the cylinders. There’s a distribution plate with holes that are needed for proper coolant flow so make sure yours isn’t Swiss cheese. Yes you can silver solder the inlet pipe to fix the leak.

    Be careful removing the bolts & lock washers and replace them. If memory serves, they’re 5/16-18 x 5/8”. Use a suitable thread sealer and a new gasket

  • Old Fogey UK
    Old Fogey UK Expert Adviser

    I used JB Weld putty and it's held up well.