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6.0 Powerstroke Radiator Nipple Repair

Last Modified : Mar 30, 2021

So your working on your truck in the garage, just plugging away, installing parts like crazy.  Your on a roll, and one of the last things you have to put back on your 6.0L Powerstroke is that pesky fan shroud cover.  You start to push it down and then you here a "SNAP".  You look down in disbelief as you notice that the radiator nipple that goes to the overflow tank just broke off! Now what?

Or maybe, you were leaning over the engine performing repairs and just happened to put your weight down on top of that fragile nipple.  The only true way to repair this issue is a radiator replacement.  If that is the route you choose to take, I would advise you spend the extra cash and buy a Performance Aluminum Radiator 6.0L Powerstroke Engine. However, if you are handy or broke like me, there is a easy way to rectify your serious broken nipple problem.  I do not recommend using glue methods because they are generally ineffective and short lived, and sometimes even more fragile than the plastic nipple. I have compiled a list of parts and tools that you will need to complete this task.  Most people with larger tool sets will already have the required tap, drill, drill bit, teflon tape, and driver.  If you do have those required tools, all you need is the first item on the list - the barb adapter.


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