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post #1 of 12 Old 01-30-2014, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Missing Pet**** plug

My new (second) Vista Pro radiator came without a plug. Called Vista and they said they don't have measurments and thread counts on these and they don't have replacement plugs since they don't even manufacture them. I was told it would be a few days to contact the manufacturer, I'm assuming in China. What do you think about sealing it up with JB weld or some other product and just relying on disconnecting the lower radiator hose to drain for flushes? Is that not smart because of not being able to drain the radiator? Any suggestions??
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A little help here guys, come on! Who has the Vista Pro Ready Rad?!?! Know the size? 5/8 measured with a tape measure but who knows the pitch? 18?
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Does the old radiator have one?

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Yes and it's a different size.
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I would make who you got it from square things away.....
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Yeah contacted Vista Pro and they have no clue. They told me they don't even know who manufacturers the radiators for them other than they're from Mexico. What a crapshoot.
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Tell them to send you a whole new rad, take the plug, and make them pay to ship the rest back.
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Send it back and get a moshimoto. Especially if one vista pro already failed.

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Yeah I thought about that, but I got it for a steal at $512.00 and currently enjoying unemployment checks at half my normal pay because my rig is stacked out. If money wouldn't have been so tight at the moment Mishimoto was my first choice. I ended up contacting the place where I got it and they are sending me the plug from the first defective radiator. So I just have a few more days to wait I guess. Hell it's only been 10 days! Cripes
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And FYI to whoever may need it in the future, the size of the plug is 16mm x 1.50 pitch.
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