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post #11 of 19 Old 06-06-2018, 05:49 AM
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Thx for the update on the Mishimoto radiator. I did not realize they had leak issues. I wouldn't mind paying a premium for a radiator which won't leak as these things are such a PITA to replace.

Did you have any issues with Mishimoto honoring the lifetime warranty? Thx.
They charge you a flat $100 shipping fee. They want pictures of the leak to validate that its a warranty issue. Considering you can barely see the radiator, that's tough. They will send one to you before pictures, but you have to commit to paying for the replacement at full retail if it doesn't meet their criteria, so it's best to be sure.

The new design with the polymer upper supports is supposed to allow for any flex. I guess the radiator could rack, but the bottom is just held in place by rubber bushings with nothing solid holding it so they should allow movement. I wonder if a couple of cross braces across the front would solve things?
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Most of the misimoto rads leak. Could pay me to run their overpriced, imported crap with horrible service to back it up.

There is a reason OEM used plastic end caps on their tanks. Check your body mounts and go back with OEM.
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Is the fitting back in there under the plastic intake? I see a fitting that appears to have some wetness around it. If yes then how hard is it to change?
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It runs from the coolant crossover back to the top of the turbo. With require removing the air intake and upper intake manifold (black plastic thing)

Once you're there, it is one bolt and one clip. Simple task-should take 30 mins
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Hello SOOTIE,

I apologize that you feel negatively about our company. As I'm sure you are aware, OEM/stock Ford radiators fail on a regular basis as well. They use plastic end tanks as it is cheaper to produce. We're doing all we can to assist the Powerstroke community to the best of our ability. However, as others in this thread have referenced, these trucks do have an inherent chassis flex issue, which Ford has blatantly ignored. We back up all of our products with a lifetime warranty. Opposed to Ford's, where you are on your own if the unit fails after a pre-determined amount of time.
Since the initial release of our radiator for the 6.7 vehicles, we've made several revisions in attempts to counter this issue. We also have several 6.7 vehicles here at our facility which we're putting miles on daily for additional R&D.

If anyone has questions, concerns, or issues with a Mishimoto product, please feel free to reach out directly and we'd be happy to assist. We have a full team of representatives in the office Monday through Friday that would be happy to help out. Typically, we can have a warranty issue resolved within a few business days. We can be reached by email at [email protected], or feel free to give us a call during business hours at 302.762.4501.

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Yes, but with very specific "warranty" criteria. If someone is paying top dollar for your radiator, you better cover it no matter what, with the exception of someone stabbing it with a screwdriver.

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Is the gasket on the plastic intake manifold re useable?

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Is the gasket on the plastic intake manifold re useable?
Yes it is.
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I reused mine after turbo swap and it worked fine.

Here’s the torque sequence and specs if that interests you
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