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Old 02-27-2010, 4:44pm   #1
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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.
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Old 02-27-2010, 5:48pm   #2
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Not a huge project. I think you can handle it. Are you replacing the radiator or having it repaired?
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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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Old 02-27-2010, 9:01pm   #4
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Can't go wrong with a DeWitts radiator but they aren't cheap. Could check GM Parts House for factory replacement.
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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..

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Old 02-28-2010, 1:50am   #6
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I upgraded to DeWitts, quality radiator, direct fit just as advertised.
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I upgraded to DeWitts, quality radiator, direct fit just as advertised.
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 need
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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.
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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.
Wish you would have posted that One earlier, I like it. I went back with stock. Installed and back on the road.

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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?
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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.
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New Radiator in and ready to roll! Thank you for the replies, wish I would have seen FRC Joe post earlier.
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Glad ya got it back on the road!
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