Help! Radiator installation

Larry C Leung l.leung at
Wed Aug 22 00:35:41 EDT 2001

Yup, and my '85 GTi has seen 15 yrs of racing (and 130K miles). ALuminum
and plastic. They are SOOOO much lighter. 


On Tue, 21 Aug 2001 19:07:05 -0700 (PDT) james accordino
<ssgacc at> writes:
>--- Larry C Leung <l.leung at> wrote:
>> BTW, the plastic
>> endcapped radiator in my 200 lasted 170K miles and
>> 11 years. I don't
>> think you're in any hazard by having the OEM type
>> radiator. I actually
>> chose OEM style, it's lighter and certainly capable
>> of going a long way,
>> and unlike brass, isn't as susceptable to pinhole
>> leaks like my 4KQ and
>> Saab and Ford and.....
>> LL - NY
>Heh!  I FINALLY found someone who feels the same way I
>do.  In spite of the "catatrophic failure" arguement,
>I can't find any fault in a part as stressed as a
>radiator doing 10+ yrs. and 150k+ miles.  I've
>replaced 3 so far with OE and would do it again in a
>heartbeat.  At $160. I think it's a bargain.  AKG all
>the way!
>Jim Accordino

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