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XDP x-tra cool radiator

Hey everyone.
Iíll start by saying I did a search on here along with other forums as well, and didnít come up with anything. Now getting to what Iíve got going on. I just noticed that my factory radiator is leaking from between the top plastic end cap and the radiator core, so I need to get a new radiator ASAP. Iíve used Mishimoto parts in the past for my BMW and other cars Iíve owned, and never had good luck with their parts. There was always something wrong with their parts which caused me to return them and get actual dealer parts. I have lost all trust in Mishimoto. Iím looking at the XDP X-tra cool radiator for my 04 6.0L F250, and Iím wondering if anyone here has any experience with it. According to the XDP website, the XDP X-tra cool radiator is made to eliminate the common end cap leaking issue and other common issues with the factory radiator. Whatís the opinion on this radiator? Is it worth the $370 XDP wants for it? Let me know what you think about it. I really appreciate all the help Iíve received in the past.
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Would go with OEM personally. Its not a common leak source on the 6.0L radiators. XDP has some good stuff but also has a lot of made in the land of "insert name you cannot pronounce here" stuff too.

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Hey everyone.
Iíll start by saying I did a search on here along with other forums as well, and didnít come up with anything. Now getting to what Iíve got going on. I just noticed that my factory radiator is leaking from between the top plastic end cap and the radiator core, so I need to get a new radiator ASAP. Iíve used Mishimoto parts in the past for my BMW and other cars Iíve owned, and never had good luck with their parts. There was always something wrong with their parts which caused me to return them and get actual dealer parts. I have lost all trust in Mishimoto. Iím looking at the XDP X-tra cool radiator for my 04 6.0L F250, and Iím wondering if anyone here has any experience with it. According to the XDP website, the XDP X-tra cool radiator is made to eliminate the common end cap leaking issue and other common issues with the factory radiator. Whatís the opinion on this radiator? Is it worth the $370 XDP wants for it? Let me know what you think about it. I really appreciate all the help Iíve received in the past.
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That or a prime cooling radiator will do fine. Mishimoto has a hard time even getting the product to the customer. Lol

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I would think that the XDP radiator would be just fine. That said, I sure haven't heard of any aftermarket radiator cooling any better than OEM.

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I ordered the XDP radiator. Iíll post some pictures when I have it in my hands


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Would go with OEM personally. Its not a common leak source on the 6.0L radiators.
I would have to politely disagree with you on that. The plastic cap separating from the aluminum body is actually the most common leak with the radiators.

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I would have to politely disagree with you on that. The plastic cap separating from the aluminum body is actually the most common leak with the radiators.

That's all good It didn't happen to three of my past 6.0ls and none of our old fleet f450s all 200k+ miles of hard towing) and when I googled it didn't come up with near the number of results for the more well known issues of non bulletproof or even studded 6.0Ls etc. Curious to see how the XDP unit holds up long term though.

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That's all good It didn't happen to three of my past 6.0ls and none of our old fleet f450s all 200k+ miles of hard towing) and when I googled it didn't come up with near the number of results for the more well known issues of non bulletproof or even studded 6.0Ls etc. Curious to see how the XDP unit holds up long term though.
Consider yourself lucky?

Happened to two of my 6.0s, as well as my neighbors. Happened at 130k and 170k with mine and at 200k for my neighbor. The exact same thing happened on a 2002 F150 I had with 240k. I would have to imagine that the plastic and aluminum are expanding/contracting at different rates and after so many cycles, the seal is compromised.

As far as googling, I just typed in "radiator leak 6.0 powerstroke" and the first page is all examples of the plastic caps separating. Maybe google is messing with us?
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Mine blew out on me. I went w/ the BPD radiator and it works fine, I just don't think it cools any better than OEM.

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I also have the BPD radiator which I purchased when I broke the plastic nipple, and the homemade repair did not work. The radiator is not a BPD logo'd product and is produced in Thailand, but I've had no issues with it, including towing 11k.

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