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Old 02-11-2011
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need new radiator soon, upgrades?

i have a slightly leaking radiator (r.h. side, probly the plastic end cap) that i will need to replace, i have a std trans 4.0 with a/c. any known upgrade, maybe one intended for a auto trans? cools fine except when its real hot out and im towing something heavy, then its running a bit warmer than normal, not overheating but enough over normal to concern me and i'll run the heater on high to bring the needle on the guage down. i have 135,000 on the stock unit, oringinal water pump too. antifreeze has been changed a few times, ive thought about doing the water pump as well, even if my current one is still o.k.
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well, you already have a 3 core Rad, i dunno if you can get any bigger. maybe one for a towing package?
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I got mine from Performance Radiator and looking at there web site they have a location in Ohio and they are at this address

10612 Millington Ct
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 936-9089

Open Weekdays 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Open Saturday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Hopes this helps
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cool, thanks.
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When was the last time you blew the rad out with compressed air, or flushed the coolant system? A new rad, even of the same specs can still be a cooling improvement to an older one, especially if filled up with dust, bugs or bent fins. Is there an A/C condenser or something in front of the rad? If so may want to think about cleaning it out real good and checking for broken fan blades.

Just some suggestions.
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