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Re: Best Deal Rad
Hey there Steve!
I just replaced that "deal" of a radiator that I put in the 5k a couple
years ago. I prefer the metal tanked radiators, so I'd recommend getting
a Modine. I believe that you can get a Behr (?) plastic tanked radiator
which is the same as the OEM. I don't know how much the Modine costs in
Calgary, but it was ~US$270 here in California. I could get the plastic
tanked replacement for even less through Carlsen.
It was amazing comparing the replacement metal-tanked radiator to the
Modine. My first replacement rad weighed about the same as the plastic-
tanked OEM, the Modine was substantially beefier.
As I learned on my '78 Fox, even though the coolant looks good it is a
good idea to replace the coolant every two years. The coolant becomes
acidic over time and slowly eats away at things ...
San Jose, CA (USA)