Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

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Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby ms2000 » December 12th, 2017, 4:37 am

I have shop install - on my other car, it took 2 or 3 radiator to get it resolved
Each time I paid for repair.

So on this vintage, I prefer to get one reliable, though I might not keep the car that long - it just hazzle and time.

RockAuto has Spectre and other brands - reviews on Spectre are not so great - saw 27 people giving 1 star. Avg is 4 star though

What are some good brands?

One shop told me that he has Denso for $125 and 1 or 2 yr warranty. Spectre is under $100 with lifetime warranty at some shops with discount code.

CarID had another brand don't know anything about it.


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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby ms2000 » December 13th, 2017, 11:53 pm

Should I also change the cooling hoses for the Auto tranny - Honda nor retail stores have the cooling hose - just needs to get it cut myself. These are likely 30yrs old - radiator hoses are available at retail but not the tranny - people don't change these?


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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby 87g1teger » February 2nd, 2018, 8:44 pm

i bought mine at autozone. still running strong
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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby Bag » February 5th, 2018, 1:03 pm

I would see about getting the OEM radiator repaired. It has a brass top and I'd like to think it will last longer than the replacement ones that have plastic. Just my opinion. I know a few people have had theirs redone for relatively cheap.
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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby ms2000 » February 5th, 2018, 4:30 pm

Bag wrote:I would see about getting the OEM radiator repaired. It has a brass top and I'd like to think it will last longer than the replacement ones that have plastic. Just my opinion. I know a few people have had theirs redone for relatively cheap.


Do u sound "yahoo" if u are excited ?

I actually bought a "brass-copper" made by Murray from O'Reilly with lifetime warranty! $150.

My engine with 175k and auto tranny, how long will it last - putting in 3k miles yearly in California. What can I do to take the benefit of the investment I made - where do I drive this other than the 3k?

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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby Bag » February 5th, 2018, 4:38 pm

3K a year? Im putting about 30K+ a year on mine. Keeps on ticking.
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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby ms2000 » February 5th, 2018, 4:44 pm

Bag wrote:3K a year? Im putting about 30K+ a year on mine. Keeps on ticking.


Where do u drive to put that many?

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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby drag13honda » February 7th, 2018, 4:42 am

When I had to replace mine in a pinch, I bought one with metal tanks from a local shop. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it was somewhere in that ballpark. I kept my original for when I need to replace it next time, I'll just have that one rebuilt and put it back in. The one I bought (don't remember the brand) looked pretty good and has held up several years so far, but the factory one just seemed heavier duty to me. I still have the original one sat back to be rebuilt one day, but in the meantime the aftermarket is doing just fine.


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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby ms2000 » February 7th, 2018, 5:04 am

- Where can I have it rebuilt in North California?
- What is value before rebuilding it?

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Re: Where can I buy a good quality Radiator?

Postby Bag » February 10th, 2018, 6:17 pm

ms2000 wrote:
Bag wrote:3K a year? Im putting about 30K+ a year on mine. Keeps on ticking.


Where do u drive to put that many?


I live in Texas. Lol. I drive 50 miles each way to/from work.
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