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1999 Toyota Camry radiator quick question


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Rdanielson
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Oct 27, 2016, 1:07 PM

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I'm helping my brother fix his car he's had a radiator leak for quite sometime now coming out of the top just old wear and tear heating up and cooling down the plastic on the top cracked and progressively gets worse by the day. His birthday is 11/11 and Im going to buy him a new one however I was curious if there was a way to test a radiator for leaks or and problems without it being in a vehicle. By this I mean from a junk yard [code


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Oct 27, 2016, 1:39 PM

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You would have to somehow pressure test it. Don't see how you would be able to do that at the bone yard. If you get a radiator from the bone yard, see what kind of warranty they offer. That way if there is a problem, you can return it. Honestly I would recommend getting a new one at your local parts store to save you the hassle, but that is your call, of course.

Radiators also corrode from the inside and you can't see that unless you remove the plastic tanks. When they corrode internally they loose the ability to transfer heat properly.





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Oct 27, 2016, 1:48 PM

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new and junkyard are not the same - google and check prices NEW - the time, effort, fluids, would eliminate using a used 'maybe' good.


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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 27, 2016, 2:53 PM

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Autozone, An in stock item with new radiator cap is just $99.99.





No checking and boxed to protect it. Can wreck one easily if junkyard takes one out or why car is in the junkyard.


Check other sources too and may get same for even less. No saving IMO vs just plain new,


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Hammer Time
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Oct 27, 2016, 3:47 PM

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Why would you even consider a used radiator when as Tom pointed out, most of them can be bought for under $100.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 27, 2016, 11:19 PM

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EggZackery! Jeez - $100 bucks - the used one would be $75 at least for me but where I go they would be checked and probably something obsolete new and might even send one of those out for an acid dip not called for your type. There's no saving here for a very important item.


If one spot in stock mind you says $100 you could just ask for $20 bucks off and get it no problem at most,


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