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Old 05-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default radiator */c non-*/c..Goods/bads what to look for when buyin

Will it matter if a regular radiator is put in a */c bonneville? I finally found one local in my price range but he said it had a bad radiator, but he had a good one he was going to put in. I dont know if the rad came out of a */c'ed bonneville or not, and was curious if it would make a difference?
Also, What do i need to look for when looking at them? Goods/bads on bonnevilles, i'm going tonight, so i need this info asap, any help will be greatly appreciated.
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we need a year on your car....some years of the SC cars have a 3 core Rad (coolant trans and oil) and others have 2...

please put your year and your trim level in your Sig
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He doesn't have one yet, he'* asking so he knows what he might be getting.

blwn327, it would be helpful if you put in the year you are looking at though...
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Man, i feel stupid.. i was in a hurry writing that so i didnt even think about it.. it is a 1993.
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Man, i feel stupid.. i was in a hurry writing that so i didnt even think about it.. it is a 1993.
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CAn you put your year and trim level in your sig.

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Well, I put my current car in my sig.. or atleast i thought i did.. maybe i confused a few people with this post.. I don't currently own a bonneville.. i am looking at buying one, and wanting to know what to look for etc etc

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I'm totally confused. Is this for a POTENTIAL bonneville that you may buy?

If it'* 92-95 (maybe newer years, I'm not sure enough to say) you CANNOT use a non-supercharged radiator in a supercharged bonneville. The SC cars have 3-core radiators.

2-core radiators on non-sc: Coolant and Trans.
3-core radiators on SC cars: Coolant, Trans, and Engine oil.
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Yes, This is a potential i might have bought, but after seeing it.. i dont honestly care if it has a radiator or a mouse-in-ator. it was a true junk-a-roo. Anyway, i am still interested in what i need to watch out for on these cars when i am looking.. Maybe i should delete this thread and start a thread 'what to look for when buying' ..what do you think, maybe it will clear some stuff up.

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What to look for between SSEI or SSE an SE

Well first thing - SSEI is the Supercharged model and under the hood you will find on radiator driver side has transmission cooler and on the passenger side has the oil cooler. SSE on the other token may or may not have the same but most models I believe do. but on the SE models dont.

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quote="blwn327"]Yes, This is a potential i might have bought, but after seeing it.. i dont honestly care if it has a radiator or a mouse-in-ator. it was a true junk-a-roo. Anyway, i am still interested in what i need to watch out for on these cars when i am looking.. Maybe i should delete this thread and start a thread 'what to look for when buying' ..what do you think, maybe it will clear some stuff up.

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What to look for between SSEI or SSE an SE

Well first thing - SSEI is the Supercharged model and under the hood you will find on radiator driver side has transmission cooler and on the passenger side has the oil cooler. SSE on the other token may or may not have the same but most models I believe do. but on the SE models dont.
That is dependent on year. It is only true for some 92'*, and 93-95 L67 powered Bonnevilles.
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