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Old 10-16-2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Mopar Radiator for replacement?

My 98 Ram 318 has a leaking radiator. Never replaced one but doesn't appear to be too bad. I can get an Everride for $130 or a Mopar for $219. Thinking going with the Mopar but figured I'd get you guys opinion.
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honestly the they will both work fine mopar is just a cooler name haha
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If you can, drive to a real radiator shop & get it looked at
ask the technician to give you their opinion & advice

likely they will tell you what they would do if it was their vehicle
the choices should be

#1 Repair your radiator, which means pulling off the tanks, running a flat rod through all the tubes, the soldering up all the leaks, painting the whole thing after reassembly

#2 pull off your tanks, buying a New core, using your tanks on the new core, painting the whole thing

#3 replace the whole radiator at the radiator shops price, usually much cheaper than any parts store

with the last 2 options, you will likely be given 2 options
you will have to decide to light duty or heavy duty

after being given all the options,
you will have to decide whether to have the shop do the removal & installation & pay for the labor
or you can pull & reinstall the radiator yourself, take the radiator in & save the labor costs

Good Luck with your project & decisions
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I changed my radiator not that long ago and it was pretty easy. I checked into the mopar one just because my Uncle works for chrysler and I just got one from the local auto parts store. Local store had a better warranty and was cheaper...
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