The reason I ask, is that my OEM rad lasted 24 years. I never had cooling problems so when it sprung a leak I had it repaired for $50.
But instead of putting it back installed a Fluidyne. Can't say it cooled any better but it looked cooler. Anyhow, less than 3 years later it's leaking from 3 or 4 spots. It costs more to repair than buy another one. But I'm not anxious to install another short term aluminum rad.
Yes it was installed properly and sits on nice rubber grommets and rubber fitted ears. I have a fine cooling system, two good pushers and 1 sucker. Neither touch the rad. I rarely need more than one fan on at any time. Cool engine. Good systems. Well maintained.
People say iron blocks and aluminum rads don't work. I'm thinking of going with Hall's 6 row brass rad this time. It's more expensive than a Fluidyne, but not if it lasts more than 3 years.