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Champion Radiator Aluminum 3 core swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1997tacomav6, Apr 12, 2018.

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HAS YOUR CHAMPION RADIATOR CORE FAILED?

  1. Radiator core failed 5k

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. Radiator core failed 10k

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Radiator core failed 15k

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Happy with radiator?

    20 vote(s)
    54.1%
  5. Radiator defect when new?

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  6. Radiator failed after 25k

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  1. Aug 1, 2022 at 10:05 AM
    #761
    firemaniac

    firemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Northwest corner of Montana, Troy/Yaak area
    Vehicle:
    04 DC 4x4, Flatbed, auto, teardrop tugboat.
    Flatbed, Bilstein/OME 883 lifted, ARB bumper, Warn M8000, Onboard air, Onboard water system, Lights, Lights, Lights
    I put a Koyo in my 04, back in 2019, and almost 20,000 miles ago, and I am happy with it. I have pulled my teardrop trailer throughout the summers, including PNW mountain passes in the heat of the day, and several forest roads for the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route while pulling the teardrop, and so far the only so called negatives I can find are the other modifications I had to make to the truck (that I planned on doing anyway, or had partially done already) for cooling the automatic transmission, as the Koyo doesn't have provisions for that.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2022 at 9:26 AM
    #762
    RattleTractor

    RattleTractor Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Harry
    VT
    Vehicle:
    '04 Unicorn Tacoma
    1KZ-TE Diesel, GFC, Pizza cutters, Dorkel
    Hard to say when it failed exactly mileage-wise, but it lasted about 11 months. The warranty replacement is still going after 16 months, though (including two cross-country trips). Fingers crossed that it continues to hold up. I'll certainly post an update if it does fail.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2022 at 10:25 AM
    #763
    O'Silver_Taco

    O'Silver_Taco Well-Known Member

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    MD
    Vehicle:
    98 Dlx Sr5 ext AT Rwd
    3rz to 2Rz bebuilt block and new heads
    Im a year in (10K) on my champion in my 2rz........smooth sailing.
    BUT Im Rwd.....zero off road........
     

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