quote: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.
And THAT'S why I went with an OEM style copper/brass radiator. They're proven effective, and can be fixed in short order by any radiator shop or full 'service' gas station anywhere in the country. I've heard too many stories of those nice purdy aluminum radiators developing leaks within 1-3 years. Granted, the earlier versions supposedly had the tanks or tubes bonded on with an epoxy rather than being welded - I believe that's now been corrected, but no need to spend the extra money to test if it lasts as long. Of course, your mileage may vary!