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New radiator needed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PluckyPurcell, May 3, 2018.

  1. May 3, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    PluckyPurcell

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    I need to install a new radiator for my 2003 3.4L automatic. I was going to order the Koyo C1755 mentioned in the radiator swap sticky on the helpful hints page, but on Amazon the description says it won't fit my engine and that's it's only for 2.7 and 3.6L tacomas. That 3.6 has to be a typo on their site, right...?

    Anyone know if that model fits... or for that matter have any other radiator recommendations?

    Thanks,
     
  2. May 3, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    MichaelsTacoma

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    I got my radiator from autozone. I had ordered one prior but it had been damaged when being shipped. Plus I believe autozone has a warranty if it breaks. Mines been fine for 2 years now.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Champion all aluminum radiator. Not as cheap but well built - so far...
     
  4. Nov 17, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    zach141b

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    2001 with 3.4L engine here. Your link to the C1755 says it would fit my vehicle. ???
     
  5. Nov 17, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    Jckdnls

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    Mismo radiator. Its a custom aluminum radiator. Well worth the price.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2018 at 1:49 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    It seems we all have our favorites .

    I like my Copper /Brass radiators for ease of field repairs
     
  7. Nov 18, 2018 at 5:47 AM
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    Jckdnls

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    I do like copper n brass to, aluminum is just as easy. In my opinion.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    02hilux

    02hilux Go where the few dares to travel

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    Avoid autozone/oreilly radiator. Their core thickness is half of OE size.

    Order a denso, same core diameter and good quality. Cost more then autozone/oreilly but cheaper then champion 3 row or copper setup
     
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  9. Nov 19, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    Arctic Taco

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    Brass is the best, hard to find. Figured I would try the Champion this go round. If they don’t cut the mustard then I will try to track down a custom brass unit. Anyone know of any options for brass and copper radiators?
     
  10. Nov 19, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    Jckdnls

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    Do u still have the stock copper one? If so master radiator can rebuild brass n copper radiators. They can also do custom builds but it is not cheap. Thats y i went with a cystom aluminum radiator.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    I bought 6 3 row Copper Brass Radiators from the long gone Radiator Barn.

    I always had good service from them
     

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