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Old 10-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Question Manual Radiator in Automatic 323i??!!

Call me crazy but the radiator i pulled out of my car looks like a manual transmission radiator not the automatic transmission radiator.


Automatic 323i 2000.

Picture is of old radiator and the new radiator in the box that i bought. Any Idea what this is about??
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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I think the difference is only that you take out a plug in one application and not in the other to plug in the transmission cooler.
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If it was OE then it comes with two leveling screws, I believe, and you pick the one you need.

If it's Behr, you need to order the proper one for auto or manny trans.

If it's another brand...I have no idea.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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It's autozone brand. Not sure which one. Don't really have enough to order an OEM one. Headed to grab a manual radiator To see if that works or not. Will update shortly
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Should have shelled out $150 for the BEHR just to be sure.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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Where can I pick a behr up at?
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Call me crazy, but both radiators look old and used. The radiator on the left, looks like an Automatic radiator. It has 3 inlets, 1 for upper radiator hose, 1 for lower radiator hose, and 1 for the A/T cooler. The radiator on the right looks like a manual radiator, it only has 2 inlets, 1 for the upper radiator hose, 1 for the lower radiator hose.
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Autozone is a bunch of idiots. They have the radiators backwards in their system, it shows an automatic radiator for manual and vice versa. I have a new radiator and its going back in tomm hopefully. Never will use them again if I can help it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #9
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Call me crazy, but both radiators look old and used. The radiator on the left, looks like an Automatic radiator. It has 3 inlets, 1 for upper radiator hose, 1 for lower radiator hose, and 1 for the A/T cooler. The radiator on the right looks like a manual radiator, it only has 2 inlets, 1 for the upper radiator hose, 1 for the lower radiator hose.
for clarification purposes. Yes seattle86, you are absolutely correct.
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Where can I pick a behr up at?

This is the cheapest one I know of.

http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...er=17119071519
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