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Old 01-22-2013, 06:02 AM   #41
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Just do it, radiators are cheap compared to motors. I did mine at 120K along with the rest of the cooling system. It was time, radiator had a leak that showed when taken out. I got car at 116k and started gathering parts, finally got to it at 120K, thought of it as a ticking time bomb till system done. Would not take the car on a long trip as I thought it would go. Better secure in your cars ability to do a long trip than not...
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #42
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For what it's worth my radiator started leaking on the side with the plastic seam around 125k miles.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #43
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After reading about all these sub 150k mile radiator failures, I'm glad I changed mine when I did the cooling system overhaul.
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