quote:Originally posted by garth66: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 taken my OEM rad out 3 times I think, for various small leaks. Last time the guy said it was getting too thin in spots and repairs are very fragile.
Someone had mentioned recently about having the original recored and putting the 'body' of the orginal radiator around it to look and fit like OEM.
Garth, is this what you mean by OEM style?
I'm in a small town, nothing exotic can be fixed here, making the Pantera a dream come true. So, I'd hate to willingly give up serviceability, which makes me lean toward brass and copper. Any input?