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Old 02-20-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default anyone running the new aluminum coolant elbows

wonder how well they seal...I know some have had issues with the plastic replacements
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I haven't used them personally. But there is a lot of users here that do. I always see them recommending to use them.
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If i only knew they were available when i had to have mine replaced i would have done the aluminum ones.. UGhhh..
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I run them and I haven't had any problems with them at all. 10X better than the plastic ones.
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Aluminum is way better, and the only problems before were mainly o-ring problems, the old Dorman Elbows had o-rings that were known to leak, I went with an old Dorman nylon when I did my UIM/LIM, but I replaced the o-rings with the fel-pro o-rings that came in the Fel-Pro LIM Kit, and have had no leaks since, if I ever change it I will go with aluminum.
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Default No problems with the Dorman aluminum elbows.

A while back I first put on the plastic Dorman elbows and they seeped a little. I then put on the new Dorman aluminum elbows and no problems. I almost replaced the o-rings with oem ones but decided to try the Dorman'*. I am guessing that they improved the o-rings somewhere along the line. By the way I saw last week that NAPA has them. So far so good.

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