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Re: All Aluminum Radiators
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Posted by Bill Homer [Email] (more from Bill Homer) on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:30:57 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: All Aluminum Radiators, goodwrenchldj [Profile/Gallery] , Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:54:30
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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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