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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JHG, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. JHG

    JHG 1/2 ton status

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    I need a new radiator for my 1981 K5. Recently I swapped a 6.2 diesel, TH400 and NP241 in place of 350, TH350 and NP208. I got a diesel radiator with the engine but the element is not in a good shape. It was a 4 row radiator (its possible it had a replacement element).

    I have been trying to locate a 4 row radiator for my truck but have only found 3 row radiators. Is there some place I can find a 4 row radiators for my diesel?

    I am not sure I need four row radiator. Is there any need to search for that thing?

    If not, what is a decent price for a 3 row radiator in US?

    Thanks, Jon H.
     
  2. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    does it really get that hot in Iceland? to where you need the extra cooling of the 4 row?
     
  3. JHG

    JHG 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe not, its sometimes gets in the 80s.

    I just hate overheating (had a truck once wich was alwais giving me a hard time) and like to have more "cold" water. Perhaps I dont need it with the 6.2.
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Surely there is a radiator shop somewhere in Iceland? Most of those shops will remove the end tanks from the core, clean the tanks and install a new core. I would stay with the correct 4 row rad. At idle the 6.2 will run cold, but when it's 'working' it does require all the cooling it can get.


    Rene
     
  5. u2slow

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    I vote rad shop also... I had mine recored locally. It still cost me $400 CDN though... which was better that the $700 and $450 I was quoted for new. :eek1:

    Besides the extra row of fins, the 6.2L rad is a 34x19"... most 350 rads are only a 28x17.

    BTW Rene... thanks for the core rad with the parts truck. :bow: It was much easier to drive the spare rad to the shop.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Better that you got good use of it. Anything not immediately removed from the old Bat Cave is bound to get busted, maimed or otherwise ruined...:crazy:

    Of course, having said that I recently noticed a small leak where the core meets the tank on the rad in my truck. :rolleyes:

    Rene
     

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