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PostSubject: need help with '95 radiator source   need help with '95 radiator source EmptyTue Jun 11, 2013 4:37 pm

My mechanic has had my 95 s/c for a week now trying to obtain a correct radiator. He says the parts suppliers keep sending him radiators that aren't the same, with less cooling capacity and different bracket setup.

Wondering if somebody on here can point me to a source for a new radiator that works on a 95?

Any help much appreciated.

Steve
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PostSubject: Re: need help with '95 radiator source   need help with '95 radiator source EmptyTue Jun 11, 2013 4:58 pm

Most of the aftermarket Radiators you buy aftermarket will look differently than the factory Radiator. The last one I installed was a hair thinner than factory. However, it was supplied with the proper hardware to make it fit properly. I don't think you're going to find an exact match to what was in it unless you get a Radiator from the dealer...but even then, it probably won't be a GM radiator either.

I'm on my 3rd Radiator now, and both of the aftermarket ones fit just fine with the supplied brackets/hardware. I think I got the last one from 1-800-Radiator or something like that. Unless the suppliers in your area are extremely screwed up as far as their parts interchange, I don't see why none will fit.
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Thanks. My mechanic called and said the radiator he just received looks like the right one. I'll ask him what supplier he's using. I appreciate the help!

Seems like my car is spending more and more time in the shop, and getting correct parts has been an issue recently. Last time in was for new power steering pressure lines to correct the "moaning sickness" which helped with that issue although I do still detect it occasionally.

I love the car, it fits my needs perfectly......good performance, good fuel economy, smooth quiet ride, comfortable to ride in for long trips. I just hope it doesn't become a maintenance nightmare.

Along with regular servicing, Its also had the supercharger coupler replaced, the wobbly steering column repaired, new EGR, and new air shocks. Maybe that's not too bad over 20k miles. It had 87000 miles on it when I bought it two years ago and I'm at 106k now.
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Yeah, maintenance sucks, doesn't it? grimace

Just keep her maintained regularly and I'm sure she'll live another 100k +.
I'm almost to 160k, and she's still strong, even though I beat the sh*t out of her...with regular maintenance of course wink
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Doesn't GMpartsDirect have them?

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PostSubject: Re: need help with '95 radiator source   need help with '95 radiator source EmptyTue Jun 11, 2013 7:27 pm

nvsteve wrote:
Thanks. My mechanic called and said the radiator he just received looks like the right one. I'll ask him what supplier he's using. I appreciate the help!

Seems like my car is spending more and more time in the shop, and getting correct parts has been an issue recently. Last time in was for new power steering pressure lines to correct the "moaning sickness" which helped with that issue although I do still detect it occasionally.

I love the car, it fits my needs perfectly......good performance, good fuel economy, smooth quiet ride, comfortable to ride in for long trips. I just hope it doesn't become a maintenance nightmare.

Along with regular servicing, Its also had the supercharger coupler replaced, the wobbly steering column repaired, new EGR, and new air shocks. Maybe that's not too bad over 20k miles. It had 87000 miles on it when I bought it two years ago and I'm at 106k now.

For the power steering issues, if you searching the site ou'll see my old comments about using the Lucas power steering fluid. It changes the viscosity of the PS fluid so the shudder goes away. You can also try using a synthetic fluid instead of the standard fill.
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