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well I just ordered a New Rad for my cruiser $435CDN could of recored it for $350.. But I said give me new.. so if anyone wants or needs a crusty rad for something (leaks very little from the top) make me an offer and its yours..
 
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Still waiting for my new rad.. he said he had to get it from the states and sure enough this one has the rad hose on the opposite side.. I need them on the same side. so he says he is going to use the core out of it and put the tubs from mine on it.. what a battle to get a new rad..
 
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I went to the local Rad shop and he has been looking .. The orignal he ordered looked like it was out of a BJ60.. and then he told me he was getting it from the states..
 

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I think the problem was he orderd one for a BJ42 not an 83 BJ42, you lucky bastard with the power steering pump causing the hose to go to the other side. :D
 

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When I renovated my 1981 BJ42 I put "new" in a lot of places. The rad was one of them. I was told by Toyota at that time the 1981/82 BJ42 rad was no longer available (manual steering so tube on the right on the top). I ordered the power steering one, and changed out the thermostat housing so it would work. Ready for PS any time now:D

Reason for the post...if your BJ42 is a 1983 with PS, how did you manage to get a 1981 or 82 rad?

gb
 
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Well the guy wrecked the new rad trying to recore it.. So a new core is coming in today and I should have it by noon tomorrow.. where should I have got this rad in canada. I tried 4wheel auto but they wanted me to send my old one in. Not happening because by the time they ship a new rad out and then I ship the old one it would of been $600 probally. So since I am cheap.. I WAIT.. and I hate waiting!!!
 
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crushers said:
youch!!
i am sure Rob or Steve could have treated you better than that

Ya well. The guy told me that it will be cheap somewhere around $350.. So since I am of Dutch decent and cheap.. I wait!! but I have called them everyday since last wednesday because that is when it was suppose to be done.. Think they are starting to hate me yet? haha
 
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Try an industrial rad shop. They do alot more diesel stuff and usually alot of custom work. Sounds like you went to a repair by replacement joint. I had mine recored to a 4core couple months back for $350 can ,done at a place where all the logging trucks and heavy stuff goes. I really try to avoid all the "auto" type places. I like to think its a rig i guess.
 
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silvercrusher said:
Try an industrial rad shop. They do alot more diesel stuff and usually alot of custom work. Sounds like you went to a repair by replacement joint. I had mine recored to a 4core couple months back for $350 can ,done at a place where all the logging trucks and heavy stuff goes. I really try to avoid all the "auto" type places. I like to think its a rig i guess.
Ok thanks.. but I 'll wait this one out. I guess I'll have to start thinking that my BJ42 is more like a tractor than a vehicle..
 
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got my rad back from the shop.. looks good.. he called it a 3 core maxi core.. He didn't really explain himself to well... but it came to $390+ Tax so not too bad I guess.. Nice to have it back on the road..
 

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congrates...
i would question him about the difference between a 3 core and a 3 core "max"..
might be some good info there.
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I think that is slang for a larger core. So it is still 3 pass but it has an extra row of tubes or the tubes are larger than normal. Did you have a mech temp gauge before the rad was changed? If so tell us how much cooler you run. If at all.
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Might also be the design of to top of the core. Newer ones can have some sort of baffle/trickle set-up, forcing the incoming water to use the entire rad, instead of dropping right away.

gb
 
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