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Old 02-23-2014, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Radiator going bad? (pics)

So i park in an underground garage so lighting isn't that great and never noticed this before. While taking pics of the engine bay then looking at the pics i saw the radiator wasn't looking so hot. I do leak a little bit of radiator fluid but not much What do you guys think?

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Looking up the part number it seems to be a scott drake 3-row radiator
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #2
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Quite possibly. Looks like a seam leak to me. A lot of the chain parts stores will let you "rent" (buy and then return w/in 48hrs) a radiator pressure tester. Grab one and see where it's leaking from.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:17 AM   #3
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There's no need to test it. ...it's leaking from the seam.

A radiator shop should be able to repair it.
Check into that first. But for what they may want to repair it, for a few bucks more you could get a brand new one off eBay.

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I bought a new 3 row radiator online from Advance Auto, $86 with the discount coupon code, looks a whole lot like the original.
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can you post a link creaky? thanks
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Here you are, link to the ad and link to the coupon code. The pricing shown is for my local store, don't know if that would be the same in your neck of the woods or not.
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...&storeId=10151

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Ok...I see the real problem....look at that sticker on the radiator. What does that say?....."Made in China".

I was also having radiator issues with my '65. I went with a Champion 4-core all-aluminum radiator (Made in USA)...problem solved. Sure, a little more expensive than those Autozone,etc. Chinese radiators..but worth it!
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whats the difference between radiators for manual vs automatic? all the aluminum radiators with e-fan on ebay i see say "manual only"
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whats the difference between radiators for manual vs automatic? all the aluminum radiators with e-fan on ebay i see say "manual only"
The manual only doesn't have the transmission cooler built in. Easy to differentiate, just look for the two coolant line hookups at the bottom of the radiator between the petcock and the lower hose port. The picture below shows one with the trans cooler. I just bought one of the champion/e fan combos off ebay with the shroud, well worth the money.

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The manual only doesn't have the transmission cooler built in. Easy to differentiate, just look for the two coolant line hookups at the bottom of the radiator between the petcock and the lower hose port. The picture below shows one with the trans cooler. I just bought one of the champion/e fan combos off ebay with the shroud, well worth the money.

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Thanks Runner
okay this one on ebay says manual only, those little red caps non removeable?

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