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Re: metal v. plastic radiators

> I was told that the metal radiators suffer shoddy
> construction and are even less reliable than the OEM plastic ones.
> Anyone care to comment on that?

I put a metal (copper to be exact) radiator in my old (now her) 84 a year or so
ago.  Note that I bought it used, stripped it out of a junked '85 5kS.  The car
has many, many miles on it since then, and went from Maryland to Colorado via
Iowa in two days, so that should have stressed all sorts of things out.  No
problems, it's about the only thing in the car that doesn't leak.

87 5000CS TQ - Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
84 5000S - Boulder, Colorado
90 80 - Bethesda, Maryland