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Old 07-17-2014, 10:31 AM
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I was wheeling yesterday in the mountain around here and when I returned I have a small leak coming from somewhere in the radiator (orig as far as I know). 1995 Landcruiser.



Question: Does anyone have any experience with NAPA or aftermarket radiators? OEM is 3 core brass and about $350, NAPA is about 250 and CarQuest has an alum/plastic for about $285.



I tend to go with genuine Toyota but I thought I would ask. Thanks, Terry
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:29 PM
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I've bought the Performance Radiator for mine. They sell a factory type, brass tanks & core for a lot cheaper than Toyota. BTW, talking about a Pickup with a 22R-E, so unfortunately can't speak about yours specifically. Made in Malaysia, which might be where Toyota makes them now, too, I dunno. At least they're not Chinese and seem well made enough to me.

In fact I just had to get one this spring to replace the one I put in not long after I bought the truck (which replaced the original one), so like 12 years. They have a 3 year free replacement warranty, which was long since expired. I still have the one I replaced so I might have it re-cored. The tanks are fine, it developed a pin hole in the core.

https://www.performanceradiator.com/
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:43 PM
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a few months ago my original radiator in my '94 started leaking. it had a crack in the top plastic tank. I got a replacement toyota radiator from Cdan. the price was very reasonable for a factory new part.
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I replaced a radiator on a '94 for a buddy and he bought it on Amazon for about $100 less than a FLAPS. The radiator has worked fine for him, and the fitment was no problem.
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Iirc the 94 radiator oem is the best 80 series radistor..
I think many 95 and up 80s went to 94 radiator cause its better

I could be misremembering to use a clinton term
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Call Oleg & get a copper cored one
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Robbie (PowderPig) has a source for a very nice quality replacement and quite a bit cheaper than OEM. Very good build quality, material and construction. I would call or PM him for the source. I believe this is his goto radiator now.
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Thanks to all for the guidance.

I ended up going with a Koyo from Amazon (plastic and alum) for $190 delivered. I read several good write-ups on mud about this radiator. Terry
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I would always see what Robbie has, or recommends.

When I needed a radiator for the Mighty Civic, Performance told me that NAPA stocks their radiators. The first Performance rad lasted 12 years...
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