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Old 17 Sep 2014, 09:25 am
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Default What Radiator to buy ? What is good ?

Are Vista Pro radiators any good ? What Radiator is worth buying in this world of crap products? Which should I run from ?
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Old 17 Sep 2014, 09:35 am
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I have become a big fan of RockAuto. Here you can compare several choices:

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And here is a 5% off discount code to use if you buy:

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Old 17 Sep 2014, 09:47 am
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Rockauto is nice, but even after the 5% discount, I can find a lower total price including shipping on ebay for almost every part I check. My last several batches of parts come from ebay instead.
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Old 17 Sep 2014, 10:01 am
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a few of us have used and are happy with the TYC on rock auto.

anybody try the $54 radiator

total cost was $62 shipped IIRC
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I have become a big fan of RockAuto. Here you can compare several choices:

RockAuto Parts Catalog[ID]=0&ck[idlist]=0&ck[viewcurrency]=USD&ck[PHP_SESSION_ID]=jise2e6qbp8foncqfuttghlq22

And here is a 5% off discount code to use if you buy:

2508245922182439
handy in order to link to rock auto, you need to use the "traditional HTML" site.
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,2172
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Old 17 Sep 2014, 02:24 pm
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a few of us have used and are happy with the TYC on rock auto.

anybody try the $54 radiator

total cost was $62 shipped IIRC
How long has your TYC radiator been in use ? I went to rock auto , the warranty looks good.
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Since December 29, 2012.

I beat the living hell out of my car, probably harder than anyone else on this forum, and it keeps me cool even bouncing off the rev limiter on hot days with the AC cranked.
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Old 17 Sep 2014, 03:44 pm
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My 2 cents on the subject recommendation.

3 changes for customers in 2.5 years. Naturally on three different PT Cruisers.

I like these so much I keep an extra in the garage for customers.

Koyorad
Koyorad® 2677 - Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003-2009 Radiator






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Old 17 Sep 2014, 04:57 pm
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It looks like the Koyorad and the TYC are one and the same rad. Not only are they the same part number, the product specifications are identical and the product pictures are the same too.

That being the case it is cheaper to buy on rockauto with the discount.
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Old 17 Sep 2014, 05:14 pm
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It looks like the Koyorad and the TYC are one and the same rad. Not only are they the same part number, the product specifications are identical and the product pictures are the same too.

That being the case it is cheaper to buy on rockauto with the discount.
Maybe so?

Radiator manufactures for years all the way back to the late 70s have pretty much used standardization of part numbers. And most try to duplicate the manufacture specifications. Unless you do a lot of research and calling suppliers and manufactures it is really hard to be able to say for sure if brand A is the same manufacture as brand B or C with radiators. These companies also sell products to each other as well. So just because it comes from a Radiator manufacture does not mean that they built it.

Honestly I have not read of any offered for PT Cruisers or many Chrysler vehicles failing because of quality. So IMO shop the best price and the warranty you need.

The other reason I use the brand I mentioned is the manufacturing distributor is local. So should any problem arise it is a couple hours to get it exchanged under the warranty.
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