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10-07-2003, 10:58 PM
Since I know my radiator is plastic is there a way to avoid another plastic radiator and get the one thats metal I dont want to go through the same thing with another plastic one.
10-08-2003, 12:53 AM
what's this radiator for and what problems have you had?
10-08-2003, 01:13 AM
Go to a good auto parts store. Look up your radiator in their Modine (or other manufacturer's) catalogue and get the dimensions, number of cores (rows), etc etc etc.
Sometimes the aftermarket will list both a plastic/aluminum rad and a brass/copper, which will simplify things.
If they don't list an alternative, then look for a similar size/shape/equipped rad in the illustrated guide, most likely from a similar model or year vehicle.
I'm not sure what problems you're having with your rad, but I've been running an aluminum core/plastic tanks rad in my drag car for years and have never had a leak or any problem. It's mounted solidly to my chassis (not supported in rubber mounts), and the vibration from the big block shakes it around quite a bit.
10-08-2003, 07:31 PM
The radiator is for a 92 chevy lumina and it's plastic it cant be fixed, it leaks to bad from the side and top so I took it out. I want to replace it with a brass/copper one if that is possible. I was told yes and no that it could be or couldn't be switched over. I'm trying to find the cheapest place to buy one, my job want $250 for a new one which might be remanufactured I dont know. If anyone any good Radiator shops in denver let me know.
10-08-2003, 08:32 PM
11 years out of your plastic radiator. That is pretty good. So what is your gripe? You can get a custom built but plan on paying a custom price.
Radiator.com (http://www.radiator.com) has your radiator for $159 with a 1 year warranty or $179 with a lifetime warranty.
10-08-2003, 08:48 PM
No I am not complaining I just want a good Radiator. If By any chance down the line it leaks I want to be able to repair it instead of replacing the whole thing. I will check out Radiator.com good looking out.
10-09-2003, 12:05 AM
the tanks can be replaced if needed, usually if a tank cracks it can be replaced for less than a complete radiator.
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