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#1 REXSPEEDWORTHY

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:59 AM

So my radiator has a leak at the top. I want a new one, but can't find one ANYWHERE. Does any other Subie radiators fit a 79 DL 1.6liter Auto 3-speed Front Wheel Drive?I don't really wanna a patched one, I wanna new one

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:04 AM

have you treid radiator.com?


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Posted 20 July 2007 - 11:41 AM

have you treid radiator.com?


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ANYWHERE
Autozone, Advance, NAPA, KOI, Ky Motors, and every link google gave me. Some show that they have it, and even have the right picture, but they never acutally can get it.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:37 PM

check if a radiator from a EA81 will fit

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:26 PM

I know they are available. Check 1 800 radiator

eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/...sspagenameZWD1V

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:55 PM

I know they are available. Check 1 800 radiator

eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/...sspagenameZWD1V

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I called, and told him it may be the same as the above Brats, even though mine is a DL. I even sent him these pics,
but he hasn't gotten back to me yet.:confused:Posted Image

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:59 PM

If things get really bad, talk to a radiator shop. Some of them will rebuild a radiator.


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Posted 21 July 2007 - 02:52 PM

ALL gen one radiators are "essentially" the same and will all interchange. I have had radiator issues in all my gen 1s BRATS, automatics, and FWDs(5 speeds).

Here are my notes.

  • The GF radiator was not as high and it sat on some steel risers. Why, I don't know, but a regular radiator works fine.
  • The aftermarket radiators almost ALWAYS have the cooler for automatics. Even if they don't , you can add a small transcooler, like a Hayden, for about $30. The air coolers work FAR, FAR better than the internal radiator cooler anyway.
  • All Gen 1 radiators will fit structurally between models. BRAT, GF, DL, BASE, wagon 2WD/4WD. Sometimes in the aftermarket, you need to drill holes in the steel top flange to more exactly match up with the holes in the car's radiator support.
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 02:53 PM

I think I have a good used one too I could sell. I'll look.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 07:08 AM

I think I have a good used one too I could sell. I'll look.

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Cool:cool:

Let me know.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:36 PM

Rex...did you get a radiator yet?
If interested:

I have a new one and a used one. The used one is fairly new. It's not a 25 year old original. It was tested OK.

$50 used
$109.00 new (what I paid for it).

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:35 AM

Rex...did you get a radiator yet?
If interested:

I have a new one and a used one. The used one is fairly new. It's not a 25 year old original. It was tested OK.

$50 used
$109.00 new (what I paid for it).

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I would like the new one. It looks like the one I sent pics of right??

I could have my sister pick it up locally from ya. She lives in Dallas, I'm assuming you do too? She could even mail it to me, cause she was gonna ship me some Simpson's stuff she got at the Quick E Mart (7-11):grin:




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