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Re: Radiator for 86 5000 CST
I just bought an aftermarket rad for my 86 CGT because of a slow leak, and, though
affordable ($300 vs $800 OEM) it ain't half the quality of the original. My father,
the old wiz, made a suggestion (all too late)--if its a good rad, go to a reputable
shop--perhaps one that does classic & antique restoration work--get it boiled then
repaired. The acid boil gets rid of 11 yrs of deposits and since the core is all
brass, a talented tech could repair it to perfect (and reliable) condition.
He has done this on several vehicles that are too rareto another radiator and has had
little trouble (one leaked again!).
Anyway, I'm posting this to the list to see if anyone's had experiences with boiling &
>I need a radiator ASAP for an 86 5000 CST. The current one has a slow
>leak and needs to be replaced. Does anyone have any suggestions on where
>to get a good deal, and/or info on how much it will cost? Should I just
>call Carlson or Clair? Thanks for any help.
86 Coupe GT, 82k
If you ever see me in a Honda, for God sakes, shoot me."