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Old 02-28-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Need a recomendation for a new radiator.

I guess or rather hope the third time is the charm. Two mishimoto radiators that I have owned, both had leaks. My second one which I already patched twice with JB weld sprung a third leak, this one is not fixable being somewhere between where the fins meet the end tank. The first rad had a leaky filler neck.

Anyway, I need to buy a new rad, forget this noise with mishimoto.

I need something else.

What do you guys recommend?
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My koyo 37mm is great after 15k miles...
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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All I know about is Godspeed, Koyo, CXracing, and Mishi.

I have no idea who else makes radiators.

All except the Koyo are identical, except for the name as far as I know.

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My koyo 37mm is great after 15k miles...
How much did you pay for it?
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I run radiator barn brand stock replacement radiator. Better than OEM quality and works well for my setup. Never have overheating problems with a 20x12x3 core IC and A/C too. I had a fancy Koyo but I sold it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, ya know?
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I run radiator barn brand stock replacement radiator. Better than OEM quality and works well for my setup. Never have overheating problems with a 20x12x3 core IC and A/C too. I had a fancy Koyo but I sold it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, ya know?
I know, I KNOW, I have no idea why i even bothered upgrading the damn rad, it worked perfectly.

So its either 133 for one from Radiator barn, or 165 for a CXracing.

What do you think I should do?
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I know, I KNOW, I have no idea why i even bothered upgrading the damn rad, it worked perfectly.

So its either 133 for one from Radiator barn, or 165 for a CXracing.

What do you think I should do?
I like my radiator barn radiator. It's a lifetime warranty radiator too. Mine came quick, packaged well, fits perfect, better than OEM quality IMO, and has worked flawlessly for 2 1/2 years. I'd recommend it.

What happened to your old radiator? Can't just put it back in?
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I like my radiator barn radiator. It's a lifetime warranty radiator too. Mine came quick, packaged well, fits perfect, better than OEM quality IMO, and has worked flawlessly for 2 1/2 years. I'd recommend it.

What happened to your old radiator? Can't just put it back in?

I have very limited space in my garage, and I junked it after all my initial problems with the second radiator went away.
The lifetime warranty is a very big PLUS considering how much luck I have with this crap. I think I will pickup one of these if I cant think of something else.
Mind posting some pictures of it?

What about the egg trick? Think I can try that for the time being?
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Is the leak bad enough that you can't just drive it and fill it up daily.

I say order the barn radiator, its a nice piece. Order it now and you might have it by wednesday.
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Is the leak bad enough that you can't just drive it and fill it up daily.

I say order the barn radiator, its a nice piece. Order it now and you might have it by wednesday.
The thing is leaking all over my garage floor. I needed to put a basin underneath it. I really dont want to fill up the antifreeze everytime I drive my car.
Its also coating the underside of my car in antifreeze, and thats pretty nasty.


What about pepper? Turns out that can be used to fix a leaky radiator.
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I have very limited space in my garage, and I junked it after all my initial problems with the second radiator went away.
The lifetime warranty is a very big PLUS considering how much luck I have with this crap. I think I will pickup one of these if I cant think of something else.
Mind posting some pictures of it?

What about the egg trick? Think I can try that for the time being?
Eggs = fail. I can so see that causing other problems. Are you feeling lucky?

As for pics, these are all old but it's all I got.

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Looks identical to the stock one.

Those are plastic end tanks?
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It was basically an exact match of the OEM radiator I removed when I replaced it. This on is a bit thicker on the brackets where the fans mount though. The tanks are plastic, but they're thicker than the old radiators tanks.
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Paul always uses eggs to fix his radiators. Works good for him.
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I got a radiator from radiator barn for my NA. It was all metal and was a very nice piece. Too bad I got in an accident not long after and trashed it.
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I have the Koyo. Have had it for 5 years or so. It was a direct fit, but I found it to be just a tad tight. Other than that, it is all aluminum and I would buy it again if ever needed another new one.

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koyo 55mm, i actually drilled a hole into it while mounting my intercooler. JB welded it up and its been fine since.

got it for 300 bucks.
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I've actually been pretty happy with my Godspeed as well. :shrug: It was a pain in the *** to install, but it's held up pretty good since then. If you don't mind having a radiator made out of Chinesium.
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my coolradiator.com piece is huge and more than adequate for the street.
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Turns out Mishi rads have a year warranty, yay. So im gonna get it exhanged.
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