Mishimotor Radiator... Are they junk? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Mishimotor Radiator... Are they junk?

So I'm already on my second Mishimoto radiator and it went out again...

The core of the radiators I've been receiving seem to be defective, they'll leak under pressure. There is nothing wrong with the truck, and it's ran flawlessly for a while, this is the only thing that keeps bugging me.

On top of all of this, Mishimoto won't even cover the labor for the POS radiators they keep sending me, so it just keeps putting me in the hole. I use my truck for work, and the longer it's down, the more money it costs me. I paid $950 for their radiator back in January from a vendor in NC because it was when they still had their shortages. I am absolutely not impressed, and I if this next one goes out again, I'm going back to stock.

Everyone made it seem like a Mishimoto radiator was the top of the line and what not, however it's done nothing but cause me headaches.

Maybe I've just got the bad batch, who knows, but does anyone else have any experience they can chime in about these aluminum wonders?

I sent them a video of the issue, which the link is below.

If you guys look very carefully, coolant seeps out of the radiator if it goes under pressure.

PS. I tow a single car hauler on occasions, the truck doesn't get abused much, just the occasional showing off that these monsters are capable of.


2008 F250 King Ranch

Spartan Tuner
Spartan TCM
EGR Delete
S&B Intake
4" downpipe, DPF/CAT delete to dual 7" stacks
Mishimoto Radiator

Last edited by rafaelwmendes; 03-25-2014 at 05:40 PM.
rafaelwmendes is offline  
post #2 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 05:57 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
04hdfatboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,614
Thanks: 16
Thanked 96 Times in 94 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have had mine on since around October and no problems (knock on wood). Where do yours keep leaking from? This is the first I have heard of a moshimoto leaking.

08 F350 cc/sb 4X4
h&s minimaxx, 5" flo pro, 4" down pipe, no limit cold air intake, dirty diesel EGR delete with intake elbow, 6.0 exhaust manifolds, custom up pipes, ported intake manifold, Apex 71mm LP turbo, Rudy's cold side pipe, diesel site coolant and transmission filter, diesel site intercooler boots, ccv mod, bilstein shocks, gogo dd solenoid, HID lights, Airdog II 165, PMF traction bars, PMF drag link, moshimoto aluminum radiator
04hdfatboy is offline  
post #3 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 507
Thanks: 2
Thanked 51 Times in 43 Posts
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by rafaelwmendes View Post
So I'm already on my second Mishimoto radiator and it went out again...

The core of the radiators I've been receiving seem to be defective, they'll leak under pressure. There is nothing wrong with the truck, and it's ran flawlessly for a while, this is the only thing that keeps bugging me.

On top of all of this, Mishimoto won't even cover the labor for the POS radiators they keep sending me, so it just keeps putting me in the hole. I use my truck for work, and the longer it's down, the more money it costs me. I paid $950 for their radiator back in January from a vendor in NC because it was when they still had their shortages. I am absolutely not impressed, and I if this next one goes out again, I'm going back to stock.

Everyone made it seem like a Mishimoto radiator was the top of the line and what not, however it's done nothing but cause me headaches.

Maybe I've just got the bad batch, who knows, but does anyone else have any experience they can chime in about these aluminum wonders?

PS. I tow a single car hauler on occasions, the truck doesn't get abused much, just the occasional showing off that these monsters are capable of.
Thanks for the post. I believe you had called in and spoke with us about this issue yesterday afternoon. I am sorry for any inconvenience regarding this. It is rare to see an issue with one of these as we have sold well over 500 units with only but a very small handful coming back. Have you taken care of any and all TSBs that Ford has released that can cause the cooling system to over pressurize?

Thanks,
-Pat
Mishimoto is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Mishimoto For This Useful Post:
Heavy_GD (03-25-2014)
post #4 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mishimoto View Post
Thanks for the post. I believe you had called in and spoke with us about this issue yesterday afternoon. I am sorry for any inconvenience regarding this. It is rare to see an issue with one of these as we have sold well over 500 units with only but a very small handful coming back. Have you taken care of any and all TSBs that Ford has released that can cause the cooling system to over pressurize?

Thanks,
-Pat
What maximum pressure are these all aluminum radiators rated at? What is cooling system pressure spec on the 6.4L engine?

05 Extended Cab FX4
SCT w/ Gearhead Tunes
Ble-Blah mod...
Edge Insight CTS w/EGT
PHP Tuned FICM-Hercules
a2elvis is offline  
post #5 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
AllGo'N'Show's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 517
Thanks: 12
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
^^ +1

rafaelwmendes have you done a quick check on your venturi tee? Make sure it is installed correctly, few members have had theirs hooked up backwards.

'16 F450 6.7L Lariat Ult. .:. Tow-Rig
'08 F350 6.4L XL .:. Gone to a new home
Alradco .:. H&S+GH .:. RCD .:. PDR .:. S&B .:. aFe .:. Absolute .:. Fluidampr .:. Toyo .:. Black Rhino

Enjoy horrible service, sub-par quality and made in China product? Mishimoto is your one stop shop!
AllGo'N'Show is offline  
post #6 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllGo'N'Show View Post
^^ +1

rafaelwmendes have you done a quick check on your venturi tee? Make sure it is installed correctly, few members have had theirs hooked up backwards.
Love your sig BTW

05 Extended Cab FX4
SCT w/ Gearhead Tunes
Ble-Blah mod...
Edge Insight CTS w/EGT
PHP Tuned FICM-Hercules
a2elvis is offline  
post #7 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 03:13 PM
Don't you worry about it


 
strokinpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,221
Thanks: 54
Thanked 233 Times in 216 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 233 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
The cooling system shouldn't have more than 16 psi in it or the cap would vent it out wouldn't it. I have a mishimoto on my truck for a month or so and it's been good so far.


Keith
2014 Platipus
AP Intake
Mini Maxx w/ Tyrant MCC Tunes
4" Dual Exhaust
4" BDS with Fox shocks and PMF stage 2 traction blocks
strokinpower is offline  
post #8 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
AllGo'N'Show's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 517
Thanks: 12
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by a2elvis View Post
Love your sig BTW
Looks like it might get bigger too

'16 F450 6.7L Lariat Ult. .:. Tow-Rig
'08 F350 6.4L XL .:. Gone to a new home
Alradco .:. H&S+GH .:. RCD .:. PDR .:. S&B .:. aFe .:. Absolute .:. Fluidampr .:. Toyo .:. Black Rhino

Enjoy horrible service, sub-par quality and made in China product? Mishimoto is your one stop shop!
AllGo'N'Show is offline  
post #9 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 03:51 PM
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
ZMANN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 16,011
Thanks: 683
Thanked 801 Times in 769 Posts
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Quoted: 861 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mishimoto did respond to you on another forum where they are also a sponsor saying they were working with you correct ?

.
.
.
Please donate to DTR Ron's Memorial
https://www.gofundme.com/2464axqr
We Miss you Ronnie
RIP
ZMANN is online now  
post #10 of 37 Old 03-25-2014, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZMANN View Post
Mishimoto did respond to you on another forum where they are also a sponsor saying they were working with you correct ?
I don't think so, this is the first time I posted about this issue.

I sent them a video of the issue, which the link is below.

If you guys look very carefully, coolant seeps out of the radiator if it goes under pressure.

Yes everything else has been taken care of on the truck, and I am not the one who installed the radiator. My mechanic is this guy in the craigslist link below, and he sure does know his stuff, so I'm pretty sure the installation was done without a problem.


Ford Diesel Technician "POWERSTROKE SPECIALIST"


One thing I can say I like about Mishimoto is that their customer service is top notch, every time I have a issue they get on top of it ASAP and ship a replacement extremely quick, usually within 48-72 hours.


Hopefully this third radiator will last.


2008 F250 King Ranch

Spartan Tuner
Spartan TCM
EGR Delete
S&B Intake
4" downpipe, DPF/CAT delete to dual 7" stacks
Mishimoto Radiator
rafaelwmendes is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome