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Old 09-27-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
Ford Warrior
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Radiator recommendations?

Hiya

Just bought a 1995 Ford E250 3/4 ton 4.9L I6 cargo van which has been
overheating on the highway and a couple days ago I noticed a tiny point in
the upper section of the radiator that leaks fluid at highway speeds. I
figure it's best to just buy a new radiator as there is a lot of rust on
this vehicle and I'm assuming the inside of the current radiator is
probably looking bad. Right now I'm looking at buying an OEM from
radiator.com, an aftermarket made by Performance Radiator from
performanceradiator.com, or ordering one through Auto Zone (not sure what
brand they're selling). All are around the same price of $170-$180, so I
would appreciate any opinions on how I should proceed. Also open to any
other suggestions.

thanks
Jay
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Old 09-27-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator recommendations?

Ford Warrior wrote:
> Hiya
>
> Just bought a 1995 Ford E250 3/4 ton 4.9L I6 cargo van which has been
> overheating on the highway and a couple days ago I noticed a tiny point in
> the upper section of the radiator that leaks fluid at highway speeds. I
> figure it's best to just buy a new radiator as there is a lot of rust on
> this vehicle and I'm assuming the inside of the current radiator is
> probably looking bad. Right now I'm looking at buying an OEM from
> radiator.com, an aftermarket made by Performance Radiator from
> performanceradiator.com, or ordering one through Auto Zone (not sure what
> brand they're selling). All are around the same price of $170-$180, so I
> would appreciate any opinions on how I should proceed. Also open to any
> other suggestions.
>
> thanks
> Jay



Try Advanced Auto and I think they are a bit better than Auto Zone
quality wise. Also while you are at it, get a larger than stock
replacement radiator. Always not a bad idea if you can afford it.

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Old 09-27-2005, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Radiator recommendations?

i bought a 4 core brass radiator from radiator.com and it is perfect without
the leak problems of the OEM plastic capped one.
just pulled my 34 ft trailer in 95 degree heat up donner summit to go
hunting. less than 200.00 delivered. in sacramento,ca.
old john
1989 ford bronco full size
1999 tahoe
2000 xj cherokee classic
1988 xj cherokee limited
1957 built up cj5 jeep
63 j200 jeep pickup(restoring)
1957 fc150 jeep cabover modified a lot
old john

"Ford Warrior" <fordwarrior@fordwarrior.com> wrote in message
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> Hiya
>
> Just bought a 1995 Ford E250 3/4 ton 4.9L I6 cargo van which has been
> overheating on the highway and a couple days ago I noticed a tiny point in
> the upper section of the radiator that leaks fluid at highway speeds. I
> figure it's best to just buy a new radiator as there is a lot of rust on
> this vehicle and I'm assuming the inside of the current radiator is
> probably looking bad. Right now I'm looking at buying an OEM from
> radiator.com, an aftermarket made by Performance Radiator from
> performanceradiator.com, or ordering one through Auto Zone (not sure what
> brand they're selling). All are around the same price of $170-$180, so I
> would appreciate any opinions on how I should proceed. Also open to any
> other suggestions.
>
> thanks
> Jay



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Old 09-29-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
stevie
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Re: Radiator recommendations?

i recently replaced radiator (in Toyota) that i got from Autozone. It has
been in about 4 months, no problems.

can't really say how good it may be, but it has lifetime warranty. made in
china.
"Ford Warrior" <fordwarrior@fordwarrior.com> wrote in message
news:nJh_e.1449$hw2.595@fe02.lga...
Hiya

Just bought a 1995 Ford E250 3/4 ton 4.9L I6 cargo van which has been
overheating on the highway and a couple days ago I noticed a tiny point in
the upper section of the radiator that leaks fluid at highway speeds. I
figure it's best to just buy a new radiator as there is a lot of rust on
this vehicle and I'm assuming the inside of the current radiator is
probably looking bad. Right now I'm looking at buying an OEM from
radiator.com, an aftermarket made by Performance Radiator from
performanceradiator.com, or ordering one through Auto Zone (not sure what
brand they're selling). All are around the same price of $170-$180, so I
would appreciate any opinions on how I should proceed. Also open to any
other suggestions.

thanks
Jay


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