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Re: Radiator, Etc.
> Not so, unless you want to stick with the plastic/aluminum radiator.
> After market radiators, made completely of copper (what a concept!),
> are now available. I had one installed in my 84 5KST and it works
> just great. The most amazing thing is, the engine runs about 20%
> cooler. The cost is about 250 and it looks just like the orginal.
How has your mileage been since you installed it? Running 20% cooler
is only better if it was running 20% too hot originally (IMHO).
Doesn't the theory go that the car will run a rich mixture in an
attempt to get up to operating temp - as in a start up condition?
Hence the problem with a stuck-open thermostat. Running *too* cool all
the time can doink your MPG (allegedly).