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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Question Rad Re-core or chuck it?

I have an old rad/spare from a D90/3.9L

It's in rough shape, fins flaking off, lower rad hose flange bent, is this worth keeping and re-coring someday or just recycle it?

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Recycle; the new ones are fairly inexpensive and if you want something that'll really last source an all aluminium version.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:01 PM
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@$.85/lb for brass, it's not worth the trip over to the recycling center...
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Old April 24th, 2012, 05:47 AM
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If it's an original the tanks are of a much higher quality than most aftermarket. I recore them on a regular basis and the owner of the old timey rad shop that does it for me says the originals are pretty nice and well worth the effort. You can at that point add (if needed) a little more cooling capacity and have a killer rad that will outlast anything you can get from the usual suspects.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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My radiator guy, who was recommended by my former Land Rover dealer (pre-'74), told me to keep my leaky Tdi radiator and have it recored. I'm the kind of guy who likes to keep spares on the shelf, but he said a new radiator has a shelf life of about four years, so it's better to have it recored when it is needed.
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I save all my cores, since new ones cost over $500.
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Not so long ago I found out that they are multiple version of the NAS V8 radiator and some are hard to find ( at a decent price). So I kept my leaky one for a future re-core.
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