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Old 03-20-2011
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Need new radiator .. OEM or Aluminum?

Have had a very very small leak from gasket in my original radiator thats still in my 1993 XLT.

Looking in next few weeks, to go ahead and replace it with a new radiator and all new hoses.

Few questions, should I go with Aluminum radiator, and if so, where do I buy it from and whats the cost?

Whats the advantage over buying OEM radiator?

Do you use different kind of coolant for all aluminum?
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I would go OEM.
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I bought one of the cheap 169 dollar aluminium radiators last year after about 6 months it started leaking in the coils. Warranty with the company (1800radiator) replaced it with a oem style plastic tank. Worked great until I crushed it when I broke a lower ball joint.

I also have in my otr a "PRW" four core that is awesome but it was 500 bucks so maybe you get what you pay for or I just got a lemon when I went cheap. They sure do look good though!
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Company in Cali I found, Genesis, sells OEM and Aluminum.

OEM runs $99, and Aluminum runs $107.
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FWIW the OEM radiators are aluminum.
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