Looks like radiator time

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  1. talltim

    talltim New Member

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    Car is 19 years old. Now it leaks when pressurized. I have not got under the car yet but I think it is leaking from the very bottom. Perhaps a small crack. I'm fairly broke right now ; new job. I can't get a aluminum radiator now. I may go with an auto store oem replacement. Any ideas?

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    Thumb through the classifieds? Somebody's gots one on the cheap
     
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    Pull and steal yard.
     
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    If I get one from the junkyard good chance it is the same. I got a pressure tester and I will check it in the morning go from there

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    do they make them out of something other then aluminum? I thought they all were it was just a matter of quality...
     
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    Good ones are all aluminum. Oem replacement have plastic tanks. Hey it lasted almost 20 years!

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    +1 on the pick and pull. Ive had to replace mine in my old 98 v6 and thats the route I went. It was fairly easy to do and cost me like 50 bucks. Also remember that if you have an auto get a radiator from an auto and same with a 5 speed. Theyre not the same.
     
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