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Old 01-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Need new Radiator

My radiator is bad and im looking to get a new one, I've read in numerous places NOT to get an OEM one as they don't last the longest and all aluminum is just better quality. So does anyone know where to get a good, all aluminum radiator for a decent price? Any help appreciated. I also bought a new water pump to change at the same time but it doesn't feel like the best quality, it's Bosch , does anyone have any experience with Bosch? Are they good?

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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A lot of people like the Champion aluminum radiators found on Ebay, the cost is close to the same as the online discount prices on the OEM radiators that seem to be the best at cooling under extreme conditions.
The quality of the aftermarket radiators seem to be a lot more variable than the OEM. It's almost like the manufacturers are using the consumers as their quality controll dept. It's easier to replace the bad ones than check every one they build.
I had a Bosch water pump for about a year until it wore out and started leaking. What a piece of crap. Get an OEM or AC Delco water pump.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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My radiator is bad and im looking to get a new one, I've read in numerous places NOT to get an OEM one as they don't last the longest and all aluminum is just better quality. So does anyone know where to get a good, all aluminum radiator for a decent price? Any help appreciated. I also bought a new water pump to change at the same time but it doesn't feel like the best quality, it's Bosch , does anyone have any experience with Bosch? Are they good?

I wouldn't necessarily agree with this comment. I would stick with an OEM replacement. As far as the water pump...same comment go with OEM replacement, I wouldn't trust others
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