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Old 09-14-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Radiator Question

I found a leak in my stock radiator surprise surprise. I am going to get the 2-row all metal radiator from radiatorbarn.com.

My question is... Is this a direct swap? If i get just the radiator, will it go right in lik ethe stock one? Or do i need brackets and other such things?

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Old 09-14-2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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I found a leak in my stock radiator surprise surprise. I am going to get the 2-row all metal radiator from radiatorbarn.com.

My question is... Is this a direct swap? If i get just the radiator, will it go right in lik ethe stock one? Or do i need brackets and other such things?
I got that exact replacement readitor...direct swap, and took me about an hour or so to do it.

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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Don't forget to use a high quality coolant that contains H.O.A.T. It's expensive but the manual calls for it.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:44 PM   #4
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yeap got mine from them as well... one of the easier swaps I have done. Might look into getting new upper and lower hose's while your doing it.. and don't forget to take the spring out of the lower one and put it in the new one.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:37 PM   #5
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You may also need to replace a couple of the capture nuts so pick up a pack or two of them while you are out, both sizes, the fan shroud uses them too. As for the hoses, just get them from the dealer, they will have a new spring in the lower hose all ready to go and used distilled water to do the coolant mix. I would suggest you do a 7 hour flush before changing everything out AND I would do the Tstat at the same time. Actually I'd do the all the hoses, belt, tstat, pressure cap and any idler pulleys all in one shot seeing as how you will have it all apart. If it has high mileage I'd also do the water pump too, again you will have it all open so why not. Don't use a rebuilt pump either, spring for the extra 10 bucks for a new one. I've had good luck with car quest parts, bad luck with the super mart brands from AA and such.
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