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Are all Radiators created equal?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by HonCiv99, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. HonCiv99

    HonCiv99 EK Swappa

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    Well today's word's are, "Fried Radiator". The inside of my radiator that I planned on using on my new gsr is uuugglly. So Iv'e been looking for a new one on good ol ebay. So far Iv'e found three different ones at pretty big price differences: eBay Motors: MISHIMOTO RADIATOR+HOSE+FAN 96-00 Honda Civic EK B16 (item 220295966511 end time Oct-23-08 00:52:49 PDT)

    eBay Motors: CXRacing Radiator Civic DEL SOL B18 B20 hose + Slim Fan (item 330277690882 end time Oct-17-08 16:00:00 PDT)

    eBay Motors: GODSPEED ALUMINUM RADIATOR 96 97 98 99 00 all CIVIC (item 380071726439 end time Oct-17-08 12:22:12 PDT)

    Any suggestions??
     
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    How can you tell it's a Koyo?
     
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    Haha nice timing.
     
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    Thanks haha you too ^^/.
     
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    because its what the guy sells.. i've boughten from him before.. send him a message and ask.. he'll say yes
     
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    That's cool. I figured there was a reason you knew. I just wanted to know since it wasn't anywhere in the text. Not trying to discredit you^^/.
     
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    Cool cool, I was just looking to buy the half radiator tho
     
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    What exactly is wrong with yours? You said the inside is ugly? As in gunk build up? There are radiator shops (not some oil change place, but an actual radiator shop) that can get them spotless inside with a chemical bath / pressure cleaning.
     
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    why not just throw away the old gunky one and spend the money you were going to spend on getting it cleaned and buy a new one that will work better than the factory one....jw
     
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    Meh, $30 vs $115. No wait, no shipping.. No need to toss a perfectly good radiator if all it needs is a $30 cleaning. Just a waste of money imho.
     
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    O figured it would be alot more than that
    news to me lmao learn something new everyday
     
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    It literally looks burned up inside and yea theres black build up everywhere. I blew the head gasket on my old engine a while back and still had to keep driving it every once in a while. So it was constantly over-heating, not so good on the radiator :(. So yea time for a new one.
     
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    Better safe then sorry.
     
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    So I was at the shop this morning and he wants to order one for me (he makes money), its a stock si radiator for $130 new. He said I should get it becasue its a dual-core and would be better than anything off ebay. True?
     
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    $115 > $130 ...
     
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