Big problem! Please help! Coolant return line
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    Big problem! Please help! Coolant return line

    I'm sorry if this is on the wrong thread, I wasn't exactly sure where to put it but hopefully it'll get some eyes here.

    So today I was working under the hood and I accidentally put my hand in the wrong place and snapped the coolant return line nipple off of the resivoir. I've already ordered a new reservoir but this is my only means of transportation and I have to be to work tomorrow at 1. Now currently I've super glued it back on (and have a wire inside the nipple to prevent any glue from going into the coolant system) and have gorilla glue over the top of the super glue. And in the morning I'm going to run a couple beads of RTV over the top of that.

    I tried earlier using a 60second eppoxi and it held up for about 5 min before the coolant ate through the epoxi. So I'm really worried my set up isn't going to last I'm the morning. :-/

    Do you guys have any suggestion? (I put some pics so you know what exactly I'm talking about).
    If it comes down to it can I just seal that line off until I get the new tank? Or will it cause my car to overheat, or worse :O
    Thanks for the input.

    Oh and I'm even more pizzed because the reason I broke the stupid thing in the first place is because I recently had a bung installed for a wideband and the exhaust guys cross threaded a bolt going to my turbo and stripped off all the threads, so I had to get in there with a hack saw and cut the nut off, and then in the process did this.. :-(
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