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2002 v6 auto radiator rec

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by petecarlson, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Nov 16, 2021 at 6:37 PM
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    petecarlson

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    OEM radiator isn't available. What's a good replacement and where should I order it from?

    2002 Automatic V6 4x4 DC
     
  2. Nov 16, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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  3. Nov 16, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    I did TYC. They're all plastic, doesn't really matter.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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    Core thicknes matters.

    I recommend denso
     
  5. Nov 16, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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    I really doubt 3rd party are going to shrink replacement cores, especially reputable like TYC
     
  6. Nov 16, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    They won't shrink overall core size but they will shrink the overall thickness. How thick is your TYC? When I was looking for new radiator, every single brand I look at have a three quarter inch thick core except for denso which is 1.25"

    By shrinking the thickness, it loses coolant capacity
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    No mods - just all the adventure gear in the back
  8. Nov 16, 2021 at 7:34 PM
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    Ya I understand. I'd have to go measure somehow, but it's not like I've had overheating issues

    I'm fairly sure it's not only 0.75" - I'd have made metal note of that
     
  9. Nov 16, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    I took a bit of a gamble and ordered the Denso from Amazon. Cheaper and faster then rock auto when you include shipping. Mines a bit over 200k and 18 years. The seeping pink spots are becoming little sweet smelling leaks so I wanted it in my greasy hands by the weekend.
     
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