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Old March 20th, 2007, 11:03 PM
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Leak in the radiator

Pinhole leak in the radiator. Before I get it re-cored any guidance? Anything new in the world of aluminum radiators? Re-core vs. new original? Any thoughts would be helpful.


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Old March 21st, 2007, 04:46 PM
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Re-core or price a new one from George at Rovers Down South. I wouldn't screw around trying to make a generic aluminum one fit.
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Is it repairable. Pin holes often are depending on the location. It may save you some serious cash. Just pull it, take it to a radiator shop, and see what they think. The last radiator I had repaired, out of a CJ, cost me $20 since I took it in. Took them less than two hours.
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Good advice guys, thanks. The aluminum custom one comes in over $900.00. Not too much to think about there, WOW. Thanks again.
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Let us now how it works out.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 10:23 PM
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Too rich for my blood. I will go with the "fix up paint up" version. The darn thing only has three rows. Seems to be origional equipment. Looks like there is room for a forth row but the radiator guys say it can not be put in. Any of you upgraded the condensor fan? Years ago I put a pusher Kenlowe in fromt of the radiator in my series III and it seemed to help some at lower RPMs. Traffic is the problem here in Houston. I will lwt you know how it all works out. Thanks for the help.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 06:22 AM
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The radiator guy couldn't fix a pin hole? Is it just in a bad spot for him?
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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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He could fix it. The pin hole got fixed, the radiator got disassembled, reamed out blown clean and painted. Pretty good for $60. Beats the $800+ for the fancy one. Still thinking about a Kenlowe for a pusher replacement.
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Pusher fans are to suppliment your current, engine driven fan.
Puller fans are the replacement fans.
Lots of good, U.S. made, less expensive fans out there. A Kenlowe is big bucks compaired to a Flex-Fan from Summit Racing. Do a search at the top of the page. There are quite a few threads on "electric fans." Good luck with the Series III.
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Yes Sir. My intent is to replace the small pusher fan on the front of the AC condenser with a larger unit. It does not look like that there is too much extra room to work with but I am going to cut a few templates and see. It may not be worth the trouble for the small amount of additional aire flow but I will see just what fits. You sure are correct on the Kenlowe cost not to mention shipping to the US but I have been very happy with the 20 year old one I have on the Series III. Do not know just when i will get around to doing the test fit: summer is fast approaching so it had better be soon.
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