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farnhamstj 11-05-2006 11:09 AM

radiator repair or replace
 
Haven't priced a new one yet but what would you do? My radiator started bleeding yesterday. At 125K on the clock. I'm leaning toward replacement. Or do I just solder it? I've never done it before but I'm pretty handy.

Uncle Ben 11-05-2006 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by farnhamstj
Haven't priced a new one yet but what would you do? My radiator started bleeding yesterday. At 125K on the clock. I'm leaning toward replacement. Or do I just solder it? I've never done it before but I'm pretty handy.


On your 100 right? I believe thats aluminum isn't it? Probably could get an aftermarket replacement or even a discounted OE for $350ish. Peace of mind makes it much cheaper! :rolleyes: :cheers:

farnhamstj 11-05-2006 11:48 AM

yep on the 100. I'm all about reliability. Just got home from 10 days of driving. $350 is about what I was guessing. Good thing money grows on trees. I don't think I'll be paying anyone to do the install. So at least I save on labor. Aftermarket makes me nervous. I'll call Stevenson tomorow.

wesintl 11-05-2006 02:30 PM

I've ordered a radiator from radiatorbarn.com. They used to have a club discount too. The one for my camry was made in japan and identical to OEM. It has almost the same amount of miles on it as the original did and I suspect it'll go further. I hope you have the same if you go that route.

HTH

farnhamstj 11-15-2006 10:07 PM

Ended up getting one from C-dan. Also got upper and lower hoses, new antena, in cabin filters. Actualy took me less time than I expected. First time anything ever took less. I'm learning about red radiator fluid.


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