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Old 03-05-2014, 10:56 AM
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brush guard/radiator leaks

I just got #4 radiator yesterday...2008 job 1...My buddy has basically the same truck w/o the grill guard....to those who have had issues with the radiator failing...with or with out the brush guard? I am thinking the harmonics as I drive may be the culprit to my radiator failures....any input?
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:27 PM
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Seems like a stretch to me. I have a full replacement, and my stock radiator went out at 145k miles. I would say your issues are with the stock ford radiators. I went aftermarket, as many have when they are out of warranty, and have had great luck.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:32 PM
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I would beleive that if the grille guard was setting up enough harmonics that it was destroying your radiator that the harmonics would be very easy to be heard by you driving down the road.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:20 AM
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I would beleive that if the grille guard was setting up enough harmonics that it was destroying your radiator that the harmonics would be very easy to be heard by you driving down the road.
I am profoundly deaf...so this doesn't work...
now could this "vibration go thru the radiator support and weaken this radiator?
but thanks!
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:21 AM
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Seems like a stretch to me. I have a full replacement, and my stock radiator went out at 145k miles. I would say your issues are with the stock ford radiators. I went aftermarket, as many have when they are out of warranty, and have had great luck.
the full replacement is 100% to the frame...
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:50 AM
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brushguards do cause vibration but nevertheless ford radiators are crap. i had two replacements with no brushguards before my mishi.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:13 AM
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this is the info I am looking for....#4 just makes me wonder...
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Yup as stated go moshimoto or alradco and be done with it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:24 AM
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Yup as stated go moshimoto or alradco and be done with it.
will look into these!
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