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Old 02-26-2015, 08:19 PM
63merc 63merc is offline
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Default radiator help

What is a good replacement radiator for 2.3 duratec?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: radiator help

if u can get a part number from auto zone or u know the year and engine size u can get a bran new radiator straight from a manufacturer from ebay cheaper and easier
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:45 PM
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Any recommendations on a direct fit after market radiator for the 2.3?
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:16 AM
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Just about any part that an auto part store or online retailer lists as compatible will work. They're all pretty much the same: aluminum fins with plastic siding. The only thing to watch out for is the inclusion of a transmission cooler, in case you have an automatic. That is integrated into the radiator siding, so don't forget about it.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:40 AM
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Just about any part that an auto part store or online retailer lists as compatible will work. They're all pretty much the same: aluminum fins with plastic siding. The only thing to watch out for is the inclusion of a transmission cooler, in case you have an automatic. That is integrated into the radiator siding, so don't forget about it.
I understand and thanks for the reply. SO im taking silla would be the same as a stock
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: radiator help

I bought my radiator a few years ago at Advance for something like $100. Lifetime warranty, etc.

It had the transmission cooler built in, but I have a manual transmission. I just bought a couple of plugs and plugged the ports for the transmission cooler to keep dirt and water out of it.

It dropped right in and has worked flawlessly for 2 1/2 years and about 40,000 miles.

Granted, my truck has a 3.0, but I can't imagine you'd have any different experience with the 2.3.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:59 AM
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I bought my radiator a few years ago at Advance for something like $100. Lifetime warranty, etc.
Hells yeah. I used a $50 off coupon for Advance, picked it up, and then swapped it right out in a parking lot. Worked beautifully.

I'd say hunt around online for a good deal if you have the luxury of waiting. If it's an urgent repair though, whichever store has one in stock for the best price is the recommended option.
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