Need New Radiator
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  1. #1
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    Need New Radiator

    Hey guys, my radiator broke and i need to get a new one, but i cant decide between these two. Which should i buy?

    http://www.directauto.com/product-exec/product_id/233822/nm/2006_2007_Hyundai_Azera_3_8L_Radiator

    http://www.go-part.com/0608-hyundai-azera-radiator-p-23747.html

    Thanks!!!

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    RE: Need New Radiator

    Welcome to the forum!

    And I haven't a clue as to which you might chose, as I always take my car to the dealer...

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    RE: Need New Radiator

    Nice links..
    Quite informative.
    Keep sharing such links for future..

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    RE: Need New Radiator

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    RE: Need New Radiator

    Haven't heard of those suppliers you referenced, but I have dealt with Rock Auto Parts in conjunction with parts for repair/maintenance of a variety of vehicles; no problems yet with their stuff; good prices; good service whether phone or online. http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php Looks like their Azera radiators go from $84.79 to $164.79. Personally, I'd call them to get more info on the differences between the brands they're selling.

    IMO buying from 'unknowns' can be very risky, with unexpected failures lurking to happen at any time. I'll admit to feeling more secure when buying from the vehicle dealership (usually OK quality, way overpriced, but not always!) or local guys I've come to trust over the years (not that many left, unfortunately!). Having sold vehicle parts wholesale for a quality distributor/importer, as well as been a manager for an independent parts store, I'll have to say that there are more junk parts out there today than ever, and it's difficult-to-impossible to totally avoid the trash stuff over the phone or online, even for a parts retailer.

    Prices can be very misleading: most importers are quite willing to market the same exact crap part, painted/bagged/boxed/"guaranteed" 3 different ways, for 3 widely different price points. They're usually making such a high profit margin, that the specter of an occasional warranty return doesn't bother them... they just ship out another junk unit, often overcharging enough on the return freight bill enough to cover their actual cost on the new piece. Caveat emptor... know your supplier!

    As far as making your new radiator and cooling system more effective & corrosion-resistant, going with an old racers' favorite, I put in a bottle of Redline's "Water Wetter" every year, every vehicle. It's been the only thing keeping hordes of (non-antifreeze/anti-boil solution) race engine cooling systems alive for many years by enhancing heat transfer properties, but since the widespread use of aluminum blocks & heads in production car engines, say the late 1980s, Redline has formulated Water Wetter with tremendous anti-corrosive properties as well.

    The anti-freeze and anti-boil properties of your (or the manufacturer's/dealer's) favorite brand of coolant won't go away with years or miles... it's the anti-corrosion ability that only lasts a couple of years, at best. Water Wetter changes that (I don't sell WW, but always have several bottles on hand for my "fleet" and various relatives' cars/trucks!). We're still stuck changing out our Azeras' coolant at manufacturer-specified intervals, to keep Hyundai's 10yr/100K mi powertrain warranty in effect, but for those of us who keep our cars past that point, it's pretty questionable... as long as nothing has been allowed to corrode in the first place. (could have saved a ton of money if I'd known that years ago with some of my iron/aluminum GM & Ford vehicle engines!

    OK, after that long-winded tome... Mike... best wishes on your radiator replacement & subsequent cooling system service.

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    RE: Need New Radiator

    Water Wetter. Going to look into that, as I keep a car "forever" (328,000 miles on my bot-new '77 Accord; 245,000 miles on my bot-slightly-used '90 Accord)...

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