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Old 10-14-2014, 02:44 PM   #11
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My 93 Blazer radiator end caps started leaking at age 8 or 9. They apparently used -paper- gaskets when they crimped on the end caps.
After several years the paper rots away and they leak!
Way back in 02 a new aftermarket radiator was under $150.

Does a replacement for a late model Ford superduty really cost $950?????
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:48 PM   #12
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Getting this issue fixed at a dealer and paying cash would have paid for most, if not all of an extended warranty on the 6.7. Everything is so expensive to fix on the new trucks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:16 PM   #13
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In 2008 a 6.0 all alluminum radiator was nearly 1k, now they are under 400. Its just time and competition, at this point not many competitors turning out quality radiators. You have about 2 options, and they are charging a full premium on the 6.7. Same goes for the Ram all alluminum, thought I have seen them dropping recently.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:53 AM   #14
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I have never been a fan of radiators use the polymer/plastic end tanks. big diesel or small car, they always fail at some point.
I had a Chevy Aveo, which had a plastic thermostat housing. It failed (broke) in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:56 AM   #15
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Getting this issue fixed at a dealer and paying cash would have paid for most, if not all of an extended warranty on the 6.7. Everything is so expensive to fix on the new trucks.
That may be true, however why put the same POS back in there that failed in the first place? I'll pay the difference for a quality radiator, because there is something to be said about 'pease of mind' coming at a price.
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