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Hello brothers. While repairing an A/C issue earlier I had the occasion to stand on the three point arms and remove the rear roof hatch to inspect the heating radiator. I noticed a slight leak on the rubber coolant lines around the heater regulator. Nothing serious, just enough to have a bit of sweat on the hoses, but not so much to actually drip downward. I am not sure I can rationalize replacing parts because of the small amount of the leak, but I was thinking of adding some tablets / pellets into the coolant to seal the leak. You know the classic leak sealant stuff. Is this OK to use in the 5625 or am I going to gum things up?
 

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I personally don't like using additives even though they do work in some situations. Is there any way you replace the clamps and/or shorten the lines to an area where they haven't been clamped?
 

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I agree with dieselshadow. I don't like the sealant additives unless it is an emergency and no time to make proper repair. Then it should be considered temporary at best. Many times a leak at a hose connection just needs tightening or a new clamp.
 

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Another vote for no additives. What exactly do you think is leaking?
 

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Ditto on no stop leak. Could it be condensation instead of a leak? You should see the sweat on my loaded rear tires!
 

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It is a sort of syrupy gel all around the areas of the clamps at the heater flow regulator. I am guessing the antifreeze dribbles out at a very slow rate, then partially evaporates and "thickens" before it can drip and form a puddle down below.
 
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