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Has anyone bought an E-bay $150 3 core aluminum rad? by Daleford
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I see a lot on E-bay from a bunch of different suppliers, all in California it seems. That might mean they are all made in China?? Just wondering if anyone has had good luck / bad luck with any particular brand or seller?

I am looking at - http://www.ebay.com/itm/261...e=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Report this Post02-17-2015 01:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JCircsClick Here to Email JCircsSend a Private Message to JCircsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This is the one with very good reviews in the Fiero community.
http://www.championradiator...ntiac-Fiero-radiator
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I bought one about 4 years ago (about $120 delivered) Still working fine.
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The Ebay link above says they are the manufacturer not am importer FWIW.

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Originally posted by Lou and Blue:

The Ebay link above says they are the manufacturer not am importer FWIW.




OK I see that now. I am a cheapskate so for that price I believe that is the one I will gamble on
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Originally posted by Lou6t4gto:

I bought one about 4 years ago (about $120 delivered) Still working fine.

Wow, only $120. Which one did you buy?

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Yes, I bought one and promptly returned it. The cores are narrow so the 3-core radiator probably has only as much surface area as the stock radiator.

Also it's not polished aluminum as advertised -- they just spray-painted the whole radiator with chrome paint...
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Originally posted by Steven Snyder:

Yes, I bought one and promptly returned it. The cores are narrow so the 3-core radiator probably has only as much surface area as the stock radiator.

Also it's not polished aluminum as advertised -- they just spray-painted the whole radiator with chrome paint...


Just so I can keep my sellers straight........
WHICH sellers rad did you buy and return?

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My radiator research on my other ride led me to use a 2 core, with 1" tubes, vs a 3 core with 1/2" tubes. More cooling capacity in the 1". Some 2 row radiators have mixed sizes inside, so do your research.

Here's one that is similar to what I have on my Elky, that is offered for the Fiero. Probably find a better price for it on Ebay....American Eagle is a Brand Name of Champion Radiators.

http://www.championradiator...-radiator-1984-1988/

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bought a 3 row and had it 3 years not sure from china or us but it cools my coolant 30 F as it runs through
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I bought a Champion also. Works just fine. It has the oil cooler built in which I haven't used yet. The core though, is fatter and you'll need to modify the brackets that hold it down.

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