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Old 04-28-2010
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Need a new radiator...

So i had a small leak and have been filling up with water every other week, i figured if its that small why replace the radiator. So i bought this **** that you put in its brown and supposed to seal up leaks, as soon as i drove off I overheated. I think it clogged something up. Anyone ever used that stuff?

Anyways where do you get your radiators from? Napa wanted $200 fml. radiatorexpress has one for $127, but it sys ohv, i thought my truck was a sohc?? 03 ranger 4.0 4wd

will this one work?

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oh and do I go 1" or 2", the 2 is an extra 30$
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camon boys!! lol i need to order this thing will the one I posted fit even though it says OHV?
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Get a Visteon radiator from rockauto.com. Supposedly Visteon is the OEM manufacturer. I replaced mine with one and it looks identical. I also had a Ready-Rad from O'Reilly....that broke in 5 months...garbage.

The other thing you could do if money is tight is to go to a junk yard. I know it is a chance, but find a newer ranger with a good one and you are all set.
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I found one in the junkyard last summer for $30. When I went to the ranger section, all the radiators were either mangled from a crash or already gone. When I walked up to the Mazda section, I found a B2500 with a perfectly good radiator sitting in it. So if you check out your local U-pill yards, make sure to check the Mazdas.
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If the replacement is 200 you can get an aftermarket dual row aluminum for cheaper. Also there is no guarentee that the radiator is where your clog occured so make sure you flush out the block as best you can to try and remove any of the sealant.
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I'd flush the system since u have that brown **** in the system now.
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NEVER NEVER NEVER and i mean NEVER use rad stop leak shit it stops every "leak" it finds!
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