typ44 - who carries the radiator w/ the metal side/hose necks?

Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com
Tue Nov 2 08:41:05 EST 2004

EAS (European Auto Specialist)

shows Nissens (all-metal?) brand radiators available for $159.37.

Note: I have read reports that some people have not been happy with the
Nissens product.
IIRC, two issues have been reported:
1) Threads for the rubber mount at the bottom need to be run through with a
tap or the mount cannot be installed properly.

2) Endtank leaks have appeared after less than 2 years.

No BTDT - this is just what I read here.

Maybe someone with BTDT will chime in...?

I just ordered a AKG brand (plastic endtanks) radiator for my 1991 200q. I
figure it will be good for another 10-12 years like the original.

BTW, EAS had the best prices on the radiator I purchased with free shipping
for orders over $50. They show an AKG brand (I assume plastic endtanks) for
the 5ktq at $169.31.

In the past I put an all-metal Modine radiator in my 1986 5kcstq that fit
well and has not shown any leaks, but I understand these are NLA. Can
anyone confirm that this is true?


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