Radiator Opinions (MAC)

Lawrence C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Sun Mar 11 13:53:14 EST 2001


Let me get this straight:

Advantages of Brass Radiators - repairable when they start to go. 
Advantages of Aluminum/Plastic Radiators - less weight

Does anyone have a comparison of the weight differences?
Does anyone have an estimated life of brass? Aluminum?

I have 163 k miles on my aluminum and it appears it is leaking out an
endcap. Not severe yet, but it's obviously going. Are end caps repairable
(and is it worth the bother?)? I am of the opinion that 162 K and 11 yrs
is pretty reasonable for a radiator to go. 

Finally, any good North East sources for either type?

LL - NY '89 200Q

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