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Who is running Mishimoto radiators

Just curious with all the new information on the cause of mishimoto radiator failures (front cab mount bushings), how many miles do you have on your Mishimoto radiator? Ive just purchased one and was very dissapointed to see the recent discussions on their failures, I assumed (I know!) it was end all fix as they advertised. I have not installed it yet, waiting on cab mount bushings to come in before install. I spoke with a Ford parts rep. today and he told me that Ford has a replacement radiator that has resolved all the 6.4 rad. problems.......If thats the case, then why is that no one else can make one? Mishimoto? I did watch the video about cab flex..I'm no engineer but it seems pretty simple to make a radiator that can be mounted a little different to reduce stress, maybe better bushings, there has to be something. Maybe my shop guy will have some ideas. I really hope that I didn't spend almost a grand on something that has to replaced every 5000 miles.

So has anyone had good luck with them, if so how many miles?
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Oh boy! I had an over heat last week pulling through the black hills and suspect I need a radiator due to a leak I can't find. I sure don't want to order and install yet another failed radiator!
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I installed my moshimoto in January of this year. So far no problems (knock on wood). This information about the body mounts is new so next time my cab is up I will be replacing them.
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Oh boy! I had an over heat last week pulling through the black hills and suspect I need a radiator due to a leak I can't find. I sure don't want to order and install yet another failed radiator!
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Aldraco? Can you explain what I'm looking into?
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Aldraco? Can you explain what I'm looking into?
Its another option. They also make an all aluminum radiator for the 6.4.
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Its another option. They also make an all aluminum radiator for the 6.4.
I'll check it out 04hd.......thanks for the tip!
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I did consider alradco, went with Mishi due to their presence on this forum, seems like good customer service. My concern is not the quality of radiator, more so the cause of failure being the mounts and frame of the truck. It just seems that there has to be a better way to mount the radiator to prevent stress points.
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Just curious with all the new information on the cause of mishimoto radiator failures (front cab mount bushings), how many miles do you have on your Mishimoto radiator? Ive just purchased one and was very dissapointed to see the recent discussions on their failures, I assumed (I know!) it was end all fix as they advertised. I have not installed it yet, waiting on cab mount bushings to come in before install. I spoke with a Ford parts rep. today and he told me that Ford has a replacement radiator that has resolved all the 6.4 rad. problems.......If thats the case, then why is that no one else can make one? Mishimoto? I did watch the video about cab flex..I'm no engineer but it seems pretty simple to make a radiator that can be mounted a little different to reduce stress, maybe better bushings, there has to be something. Maybe my shop guy will have some ideas. I really hope that I didn't spend almost a grand on something that has to replaced every 5000 miles.

So has anyone had good luck with them, if so how many miles?
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I installed my moshimoto in January of this year. So far no problems (knock on wood). This information about the body mounts is new so next time my cab is up I will be replacing them.
Thanks for the feedback! Check out those mounts when you have a chance, they seem to be a common failure point.

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I did consider alradco, went with Mishi due to their presence on this forum, seems like good customer service. My concern is not the quality of radiator, more so the cause of failure being the mounts and frame of the truck. It just seems that there has to be a better way to mount the radiator to prevent stress points.
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Look in to Aldraco.
it's ALRADCO

I have a Performance brand aluminum with crimped tanks from BPD in my 6.0 but I would have gone Mishimoto in a heartbeat had I seen the affordable ebay seller prices


if I had a 6.4 I would be looking at the cab mounts and also modifying the RAD mount to allow more movement of the attachment area without it tweaking the RAD

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