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#1 2017-01-03 20:35:21

From: Arlington, VA
Registered: 2010-10-11
User Number: 4902
Posts: 241

Radiator failed

So it finally happened to me.  The car stranded me on the side of the road after having spewed the entire amount of coolant all over the place.  Mechanic says that the radiator cracked.  What's the word nowadays?  I knew early on that I should look for a Mishi radiator when I started hearing of these issues before I even bought one, but it didn't fail on my first one or for years on this one.  But now, I'm reading more and more that the Mishimoto quality has gone down hill.  So what's the recommendation?  Originally I was going to go all Mishi (radiator, tubing. clamps, cap, and thermostat).  Help steer me in the right way if there's a better path.  (My car is running simple stage 2 with no plans of going any bigger.)


Last edited by tinman (2017-01-03 20:36:53)



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#2 2017-01-03 20:46:47

Worst ninja editor, ever.
From: South Carolina
Registered: 2007-04-06
User Number: 1944
Posts: 8009

Re: Radiator failed

Cheap $125 aluminum eBay radiator was leak free with 70k of use on my car when I sold it.

2005 Aero 5MT currently car-less



#3 2017-01-03 21:14:20

From: Boston
Registered: 2015-02-18
User Number: 28345
Posts: 173

Re: Radiator failed

Have heard good things on Koyorad aluminum rads. Most likely will be the one for me whenever mine goes.

me and my aero



#4 2017-01-03 21:45:10

Potato, Patreason...
From: San Antonio, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-31
User Number: 5779
Posts: 2184

Re: Radiator failed

Running Koyo no prob since 2009.

2005 Saab 9-2x Aero:  More than you've had done to your car.
2015 Forester XT Touring



#5 2017-01-04 06:55:02

From: Central CT
Registered: 2005-11-09
User Number: 890
Posts: 149

Re: Radiator failed

Koyorad in my recent build, nice quality.



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