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post #1 of 17 Old 11-04-2011, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Aluminum Radiator replacement, 2 Row

I'm replacing my radiator hopefully next wk.
I'll be getting a 2 row ALL aluminum radiator off line from these guys Radiator, Condenser items in RadiatorClassic store on eBay!

And it has a limited Lifetime Warranty.

My current plastic tank unit is cracked and leaking like a sieve.

Anyone used one of these radiators and have any pros/cons about em?

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Alright

The job is done, and tested.

So here are my issues.
The new Aluminum rad has square tanks which make the rubber rad mounts to tight. I had to trim allot off of all 4 rubber mounts in order to get the radiator to fit.
The stock radiator is rounded on the tank ends and there fore much narrower than the aftermarket one I purchased.
In the second picture you can see the trimmed mount on the left as compared to the factory appearance of the mount on the right.

Overall I am very pleased with the new radiator and really like the way it looks in the truck. Much cleaner than the old one.
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97 F250 ext cab lwb 4x2
AirDog2 and FASS HD (it's a WVO RR setup)
Simple Centrifuge filtering method
203 degree Mod, DIY homegrown intake, CCV mod, battery relocation,
215amp Ambulance Alt.
EBPV gut, Pedestal gut & cut
Diamond Eye 4" (3" dp) turbo back straight pipe no kitty, no muffler


http://wasteveggieoilexplorations.shutterfly.com
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Looks good, thanks for sharing! Notice any differences in cooling efficiency?
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No not yet, I've only had it in for a few hrs.

My truck isn't road worthy just yet, I've got serious ball joint and tie rod issues.

Also, my oem radiator has been leaking for about a yr so I can't remember what sort of efficiency I should compare the new radiator to.

I will make this assumption though:
It's got zero sediment build up in it, no dented fins, fresh coolant, and the tanks are just a tad bigger than stock. So..... yeah I bet it cools better than the stock one did. but it might not be noticeable with stock gauges.

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AirDog2 and FASS HD (it's a WVO RR setup)
Simple Centrifuge filtering method
203 degree Mod, DIY homegrown intake, CCV mod, battery relocation,
215amp Ambulance Alt.
EBPV gut, Pedestal gut & cut
Diamond Eye 4" (3" dp) turbo back straight pipe no kitty, no muffler


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Here is what the new one looks like installed, looks much nicer than a plastic tank
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97 F250 ext cab lwb 4x2
AirDog2 and FASS HD (it's a WVO RR setup)
Simple Centrifuge filtering method
203 degree Mod, DIY homegrown intake, CCV mod, battery relocation,
215amp Ambulance Alt.
EBPV gut, Pedestal gut & cut
Diamond Eye 4" (3" dp) turbo back straight pipe no kitty, no muffler


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Radiator sprung a leak, Warranty process is AWESOME and I'm mailing out my leaky radiator today.

STILL VERY HAPPY and would buy again.

97 F250 ext cab lwb 4x2
AirDog2 and FASS HD (it's a WVO RR setup)
Simple Centrifuge filtering method
203 degree Mod, DIY homegrown intake, CCV mod, battery relocation,
215amp Ambulance Alt.
EBPV gut, Pedestal gut & cut
Diamond Eye 4" (3" dp) turbo back straight pipe no kitty, no muffler


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Where did it leak? Just curious....
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-09-2014, 08:23 AM
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Honestly it seems the warranty would be better if they gave you one now so your truck wouldn't have to be down

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I doubt they'd just send a radiator out on a customer's word; easy way for someone to get a two-for-one. They would at least require photos clearly showing it's their radiator, and showing the leak, making it clear that it's not impact damage or the like.
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Yes I asked for one to be sent ASAP, but they said they will only send it if I provide a tracking number. Sounded fair enough to me, all they need is a tracking number.

97 F250 ext cab lwb 4x2
AirDog2 and FASS HD (it's a WVO RR setup)
Simple Centrifuge filtering method
203 degree Mod, DIY homegrown intake, CCV mod, battery relocation,
215amp Ambulance Alt.
EBPV gut, Pedestal gut & cut
Diamond Eye 4" (3" dp) turbo back straight pipe no kitty, no muffler


http://wasteveggieoilexplorations.shutterfly.com
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