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jaross 04-16-2011 01:29 PM

need a new radiator
 
well the stop leak clearly didn't work :oops: so I need a new radiator. The shop says its the left seam. I was wondering if there is a special radiator I should get that is different then OEM. I should note that I plan on fitting an intercooler soon.

Is it a lot easier to do the intercooler at the same time as the radiator?

Adrenaline406 04-16-2011 02:01 PM

Call 1-800-Radiator?

The radiator and the intercooler are different jobs, at least for how I went around it. For the intercooler, I took off the bumper and for the radiator I went in through the engine bay. They're separated by the radiator support, so I dont think there's another way.

Part numbers for the radiator: (Search these out and see who makes the best value)
Spectra Premium: Cu2080
Visteon: 9994
Modine: 2609
Carquest: 2080

jaross 04-16-2011 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adrenaline406 (Post 827139)
Call 1-800-Radiator?

The radiator and the intercooler are different jobs, at least for how I went around it. For the intercooler, I took off the bumper and for the radiator I went in through the engine bay. They're separated by the radiator support, so I dont think there's another way.

Part numbers for the radiator: (Search these out and see who makes the best value)
Spectra Premium: Cu2080
Visteon: 9994
Modine: 2609
Carquest: 2080

Okay, thats kind of what I thought, I just wasn't sure if there was a special type of radiator that would allow for an intercooler to fit easier or something..

VWSAABVT 04-17-2011 07:00 AM

your oil cooler is attached to the front of the radiator. I wasn't able to get my radiator out either time without taking off my bumper and intercooler.

messinian900S 04-19-2011 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adrenaline406 (Post 827139)
Call 1-800-Radiator?

The radiator and the intercooler are different jobs, at least for how I went around it. For the intercooler, I took off the bumper and for the radiator I went in through the engine bay. They're separated by the radiator support, so I dont think there's another way.

Part numbers for the radiator: (Search these out and see who makes the best value)
Spectra Premium: Cu2080
Visteon: 9994
Modine: 2609
Carquest: 2080

I seriously don't see how you could have replaced the radiator without taking the bumper off...the AC condenser AND oil coolers are both attached to the radiator endtanks via screws that can only be accessed with the bumper off really.

So, in my experience, yes it would be easy to replace both at the same time as you need to take the bumper off for both jobs.


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