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Re: All Aluminum Radiators
Posted by Bill Homer [Email] (more from Bill Homer) on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:30:57
In Reply to: All Aluminum Radiators, goodwrenchldj [Profile/Gallery]
, Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:54:30
Your seeping coolant is a sign that the plastic end tank on your radiator is about to let go - replace it NOW. On my previous 9000, the tank cracked catastrophically underneath where the upper hose attaches in the parking lot at work - oops! Lucky that I saw the puddle when I got into the car to drive home.
I have had a Chinese all-aluminum radiator in my current 9000 for about five years now and it is holding up just fine - an upgrade to what was in the car when I bought it. Be sure to have a supply of small metric machine screws, as many of the mounting screws that go into plastic on the original radiators have been replaced with machine screws on the aluminum version - I used stainless steel versions in case I ever need to remove them.
There is a review I wrote a couple of years ago at the link.
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Posts in this Thread:
- All Aluminum Radiators, goodwrenchldj , Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:54:30
- Re: All Aluminum Radiators, Craig, Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:32:46
- Re: All Aluminum Radiators, Bill Homer, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:30:57 <-- Viewing This Message
- 1 Million miles?, Name Left Blank, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:53:26
- Re: All Aluminum Radiators, Rociero , Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:18:06
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