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Garb55
02-27-2010, 04:44pm
After replacing hoses I still have a leak. After further investigation it looks as if the leak is a little above the lower hose on the radiator side. Hard to tell as there is a lot of plastic and the electric fan hosing, need to remove as much as I can to get a better look. I noticed a lot of steam and coolant is in that area.
Has anyone replaced there radiator? Is this something I should take and have some one do? I'm not afraid to do just do not want to get in over my head if it is complicated or tricky.

Munch
02-27-2010, 05:48pm
Not a huge project. I think you can handle it. Are you replacing the radiator or having it repaired?

Garb55
02-27-2010, 06:39pm
Not a huge project. I think you can handle it. Are you replacing the radiator or having it repaired?

Well I could not wait I pulled it. It was very easy. I will replace it.. Thanks for the reply Munch. Suggestions on a good place to get a new one?

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Munch
02-27-2010, 09:01pm
Can't go wrong with a DeWitts radiator but they aren't cheap. Could check GM Parts House for factory replacement.

Garb55
02-27-2010, 09:06pm
Can't go wrong with a DeWitts radiator but they aren't cheap. Could check GM Parts House for factory replacement.

Thanks Munch! I will check around. I need to have this one checked to be certain it is the issue before I slap down the Green bucks!! I have a good feeling this is the issue..

thegreenman
02-28-2010, 01:50am
I upgraded to DeWitts, quality radiator, direct fit just as advertised.

Peter Pan
03-03-2010, 10:34am
I upgraded to DeWitts, quality radiator, direct fit just as advertised.

:iagree:I have had a DeWitts in my boosted C5 going on 5 years now and it is a direct fit. They now have two versions a shorter one for the boosted crowd and the one I have. We lowered mine a tad to make it fit, you can not go wrong with this radiator if you plan on modding, otherwise it is probably more than you will needhttp://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c293/elsloan22/emotions/Thumbsup-1.jpg

FRC Joe
03-03-2010, 11:51am
I bought a slightly beefed up radiator from A&A corvette. Looking at their site I dont see it listed anymore though. It uses the stock end tanks and an about half again thicker core. It was $250 or thereabouts IIRC and is a direct fit. Here's a pic showing the difference in core thickness. If interested you should call A&A, they may still have it avaialble and just not listed on their new site.
http://members.cox.net/99_frc/camswap/radiator.jpg

Garb55
03-04-2010, 05:18pm
I bought a slightly beefed up radiator from A&A corvette. Looking at their site I dont see it listed anymore though. It uses the stock end tanks and an about half again thicker core. It was $250 or thereabouts IIRC and is a direct fit. Here's a pic showing the difference in core thickness. If interested you should call A&A, they may still have it avaialble and just not listed on their new site.
http://members.cox.net/99_frc/camswap/radiator.jpg

Wish you would have posted that One earlier, I like it. I went back with stock. Installed and back on the road.

Garb55
03-04-2010, 08:39pm
Wish you would have posted that One earlier, I like it. I went back with stock. Installed and back on the road.

Is that the one for an automatic? Is the brass fitting for the trans cooler?

FRC Joe
03-04-2010, 08:52pm
Is that the one for an automatic? Is the brass fitting for the trans cooler?

Yes, IIRC that's the only way it came. I might eventually run the PS line through it.

Garb55
03-07-2010, 06:54pm
New Radiator in and ready to roll! Thank you for the replies, wish I would have seen FRC Joe post earlier.

Munch
03-07-2010, 08:00pm
Glad ya got it back on the road!

Garb55
03-09-2010, 08:35pm
Glad ya got it back on the road!

Me2.