So I suffered a leak in the stock radiator after 92K miles. Dropped in on the dealer just to check on the cost of a replacement, $1,200 was the rough estimate installed. Didn't make much sense to me to spend $500 more to go with a flawed design so I ordered the Mishimoto all aluminum radiator from Summit Racing. Shipped a week after I ordered it and I got around to installing it today. Checked out the instructions on the Mishimoto website, watched the video on youTube a couple of times and it wasn't very difficult. When they say it takes two people they are not kidding...you WILL need two people. The radiators themselves are not overly heavy but too awkward for one person to maneuver.
The written instructions are all you need so I will not go into all that detail. I will tell you that there are two tabs attached w/8mm bolts on the lower shroud that you need to look for near each end of the radiator, I oilfield'ed mine out and busted one on the passenger side. The Mishi is a well built unit with very high quality fit and finish all the mounting brackets fit on the money and it just looks cool. Too bad is covered up by all the other junk up front.
Took the truck out for a little spin to warm it up and decided to make a full throttle pull on the 250 tune...BANG no power. I thought I blew up my tranny, ended up blowing the boot off the return CAC. No harm no foul.
I didn't have the tool to purge the overflow tank so I just ran the truck up to operating temp and hope that all the air is purged.
Will take any input on the purging.
Old rad out ready for new.
New rad in.
Lower fan shroud brackets...remove these before pulling old rad!!