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Old 04-10-2011, 02:35 PM   #21
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I'm not going to replace it. I'm going to take it to a radiator repair shop. Someday I'll break down and buy an aftermarket one.
Such a bad idea. Can't begin to tell you.

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Yeah, CrazyKen has another radiator for me. He is my savior this week!
Much better. I would very highly recommend you have it rebuilt by a radiator shop before you get it in there.
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I just hope it'* in decent condition. I can't really be picky though. There are only so many left in the world.
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Congrats...that'* a great story of.....I thought I was dead and I'm doing fine!
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Good to hear that it was a easier fix then a new engine.
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I just hope it'* in decent condition. I can't really be picky though. There are only so many left in the world.
There are only so many *inexpensive* ones left in the world.

summitracing sells a plethora of alloy radiators in all different shapes, sizes, thicknesses, etc. I'm sure you could find one that would fit a w-body perfectly and rig together some mounts to secure it.

But of course, they aren't cheap. I think most of them are in the $200-$300 range. I picked up an absolutely gigantic one for the jaguar that I never ended up installing.
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I can haz?
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So I went outside and drained half of the coolant from the radiator. Tried to start it and a lot of smoke poured out of the engine bay and the exhaust. I've got a video uploading so you all can see for yourself. I'm back to thinking the engine is toast.
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Congrats...that'* a great story of.....I thought I was dead and I'm doing fine!
Alot of those stories come up form us because most of us always try to think of the most time consuming and expensive problems.

Jon did you change the oil maybe collant got in the crank. Also there might be alot of smoke because coolant is sitting in the exhaust system. So it won't all come out till you can run it long enough to evaporate it all.
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Jon, pressurized radiator assploded into spooling turbo, there'* bound to be quite a bit of coolant throughout the motor and exhaust.

you need to get it out ASAP, the stuff kills bearings.
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