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should i get this radiator? Poll ended at Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:58 pm
yes 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
no point 33%  33%  [ 5 ]
if you want to waste your money on junk 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
buy bulk mystro then sell them cheaper on F/M 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: I need a new radiator should i buy this sucker ??
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I need a new radiator should i buy this sucker ??
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:02 pm 
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i personally think you would be better of buying one locally..

 

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 Post subject: Re: I need a new radiator should i buy this sucker ??
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:17 pm 
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from that photo it looks like a random core of the right size and some poorly welded end tanks.

You really do need to ask question when a radiator like that can be sold for less then stock replacement one.
More so when a stock one will cool the engine with no problems and have a life of 8 to 10 years, (plastic end tanks give up at 8 to 10 years)

 

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 Post subject: Re: I need a new radiator should i buy this sucker ??
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:11 pm 
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from that photo it looks like a random core of the right size and some poorly welded end tanks.

You really do need to ask question when a radiator like that can be sold for less then stock replacement one.
More so when a stock one will cool the engine with no problems and have a life of 8 to 10 years, (plastic end tanks give up at 8 to 10 years)



Agree looks like a cheap attempt.... why not just chase a 4 core heavy duty aftermarket radiator?

 

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 Post subject: Re: I need a new radiator should i buy this sucker ??
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:37 pm 
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cheers for feedback guys :)
i hate plastic tanks,i try to replace every thing with somthing better if money or logic permits ,.

christmas ,moving ,just had the suspension ,brakes and head done ,need ps pump ,radiator and tyres
so dreams of following low boost path have been delayed afairbit into next year ,
$300 deliverd is my upgraded radiator budget
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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:01 am 
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my old fairmont used to run in the 88 a/l like clock work hot or not
this one was moving peaked on 96.5 in town r\m the ambient 30 degrees .
loosing coolant out the overflow i had a feeling it prolly would have gone into 100s if i was working it
i just got that old head done and put on .
a new thermostat dont know what type it is.
yeah hook it in the day it moves same aswell.
ive replaced the radiator cap just waiting for hot weather see if it still happens.
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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:27 am 
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mystro wrote:
cheers for feedback guys :)
i hate plastic tanks,i try to replace every thing with somthing better if money or logic permits ,.

christmas ,moving ,just had the suspension ,brakes and head done ,need ps pump ,radiator and tyres
so dreams of following low boost path have been delayed afairbit into next year ,
$300 deliverd is my upgraded radiator budget

i got a copper core/brass end tank rad off ebay, i don't like plastic end tanks either.
can't remember how much it was but it works great.
it's 3 row and a bit thicker then an XR8 radiator, but factory thermos still fit fine.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:17 am 
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i dont like the part about it being made in shanghai china, also with the 3 year warranty im guessing u'd need to send it back there at you cost to have it repaired or replaced
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 Post subject: Re: I need a new radiator should i buy this sucker ??
Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:12 am 
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Hi, shame you don't like plastic tanks. I have a near new double row aluminium core (fitted and removed june this year, car died before it left the mechanics) you could have had for $70 plus postage if you can't pick it up from mount druitt 2770
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