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79 FJ40 Radiator

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Klausvonbg, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Klausvonbg

    Klausvonbg

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    Hello all
    Need new radiator for 79 fj40. Anyone use the Spectra 3 core rad from Rock Auto for $225 or do I pony up for 4 core from Cool cruisers for $369? Any thoughts. Thank you
     
  2. Jdc1

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    Check out OEM through @beno It's less than you'd expect.
     
  3. ginmtb

    ginmtb '74 FJ40 - my first! SILVER Star

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    Yes don't get suckered into their "discontinued" hype and spend more for an aftermarket one than on an OEM one... don't ask me how I know grrrrr!!!

    I did order an OEM one for my 75 and it came with the drain extension and the cool OEM yellow stickered radiator cap!
     
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    Thank you for the info. Can I ask where u purchased??
     
  5. 73FJ40

    73FJ40 After another night of rust removal! SILVER Star

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    "Thank you for the info. Can I ask where u purchased??"

    "Check out OEM through @beno It's less than you'd expect."
     
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    Jdc1 SILVER Star

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    Welcome to LCPC
     
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    Rigger Ramble Tamble Moderator

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    The Toyota OEM radiator from @beno is pretty danged cool!

    I ordered one. It's well packaged. And, as stated, comes with drain & cap.

    You know you want it. Get it.

    :)
     
  8. 73FJ40

    73FJ40 After another night of rust removal! SILVER Star

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    You must have snuck this inside while the :princess: was out clothes shopping... :grinpimp:
     
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    Rigger Ramble Tamble Moderator

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    How'd you know? I was being pretty danged sly about it!
     
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    Why I'm on topic of radiator are there any coolant recommendations??
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Any reasonable coolant will work.
     
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    Do what you want.... brand new OEM BIG BUCKS.... or have a good radiator shop fix yours. You'll be money and time ahead!!

    That's is what I did..

    And along the same thought, I use another shop to rebuild my orginial electrical motors, starter, blower motors, windshield motor and alternator.

    My thoughts on radiator and electrical motor repair is take the original part to a craftsman who takes pride in his work, a master in their field, a specialist. Which is my opinion is better than any "off the shelf" parts.

    my 2 cents

    Douglas
     
  13. ginmtb

    ginmtb '74 FJ40 - my first! SILVER Star

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    I contacted a couple of shops to repair my OEM radiator and I got quotes north of $500. OEM new shipped under $300. Must be living in Kalifornia... :|
     
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    As I like to say, parts are cheap and labor is expensive. When you pay someone to rebuild these parts, they have to do it one at a time. In that same time, a factory can turn out hundreds of units, and you don't have to rely on the skill level of a particular craftsman.
     
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    Emission Cooling Nashville, TN .... 79 Fj40 radiator cleaned, repaired and painted "the works" for $125.

    Glad I don't live in Kali....:hillbilly::hillbilly::hillbilly:
     
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    I don't repair radiators unless they are the early straight fin ones and you really have no choice. I normally do the Champion 3 or 4 core if the customer is wanting something better than stock. Stock if they care about resale value.
     
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    I like your floor---heart pine?
     
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    Wow! My rad guy here in Ft. Myers, Fla cleaned rodded and sealed mine for $85 5 yrs ago--still running strong.
     
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    I live in Miami and my OEM rad has seen better days. Debating going the same route you took if I can find a good rad guy here. What kind of a turn around did you have for yours?
     
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