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HELP Aluminum Radiator *pics*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. socal chevy

    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    I ordered an AUX tranny cooler for my k10......

    BUT, I noticed that my stock radiator has more inlets then the new aluminum one has! What gives?...There is a line that goes to the radiator cap, and a line that was above the tranny coolet lines, and they are not on the aluminum one! There is a threaded hole on the new alumin. radiator, but there is no part to attach a hose! HELP!

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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    the line from the neck of the rad is your overflow/refill line (sucks in more fluid or purges out fluid to reservoir) i would think you would be able to get a radiator cap that has the line built on to it... or make one yourself with a little redneck engineering

    as far as the "other than tranny lines" im not sure
    could be an oil cooler... in which case you can by-pass it
    follow the lines and figure out whats in them
     
  3. Smitty

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    The line above the trans fittings might be the heater return. I just ran one heater hose to the manifold and one to the back of the water pump.
     
  4. socal chevy

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    more....

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  5. diesel4me

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    fittin..

    The one labelled "No Connector" goes to the overflow tank--the hole is threaded,probably 1/8 or 1/4" pipe thread,so you can screw in a barbed fitting for a 3/8 hose to the overflow bottle..you can get that fitting at a parts store or Home Depot,Lowes,etc..

    As for the heater hoses,not all trucks had them go to the radiator--some trucks had one go to the radiator,and one to the fitting on the water pump..I don't see why you couldn't run them the "old way",one to the water pump fitting,and one on the intake--(If there is a place to hook it to,that has a pipe plug in it you can put a barb fitting in--I'm not that familiar with newer motors)... :crazy:
     
  6. socal chevy

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    what does the heater hose do...does it HAVE to be connected right away?
     
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    The heater hoses provide water flow to your heater core under the dash to heat the inside of your rig. If you do not hook it up right away and start your engine, your going to get coolant spraying all over the place. So if you still don't want to hook it up right away, just splice the two hoses coming off your motor together with a piece of pipe :thumb:



     
  8. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Another thing to check will be how the new rad mounts, it does not have the "tank ribs" like the original so the OE brackets wont work.
     
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    the heater hose is what takes water throught the heater core so your heater works. you could just put a bolt in the end for know but I will probley leak a little and your heater will not work. Here are some pictures of mine I just installed in me chevelle. Look to be the same rad. as mine.

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  10. socal chevy

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    Your has the attachments for the tranny cooler... mine doesnt
     

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