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Radiator Leak?

I have had missing coolant for a while, and sometimes it shows up under the truck on the drivers side on the corner of the radiator. I determined that the hose was the problem as there was always fluid on the upper radiator hose. I replaced it. Now that it is replaced, I still see red coolant sitting on the top seam where the black cap is crimped to the metal radiator. I assume this means that damn thing is seeping at the crimp.

This means radiator replacement as far as I can see. But, my question is, do I go with OEM radiator or Mishimoto? With shipping, an OEM will be close to the Mishi.
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I have had missing coolant for a while, and sometimes it shows up under the truck on the drivers side on the corner of the radiator. I determined that the hose was the problem as there was always fluid on the upper radiator hose. I replaced it. Now that it is replaced, I still see red coolant sitting on the top seam where the black cap is crimped to the metal radiator. I assume this means that damn thing is seeping at the crimp.



This means radiator replacement as far as I can see. But, my question is, do I go with OEM radiator or Mishimoto? With shipping, an OEM will be close to the Mishi.
I bought once from performance radiator and have had good results with it. It also has a lifetime warranty. Its all aluminum so no plastic parts. Its also said its the same one that BPD resales.

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The plastic top crimped location failure is common for F series trucks. I had the same thing and put in a BPD radiator. No issues with it since.

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I'm on my 3rd Mishi. I'm at 108K with this one now (the updated version) and no problems. Not sure I'd go this way again though.

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iirc my factory radiator went about 170,000 before it started smelling ad leaving residue at the top seam. I put another factory one in.

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