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Truck Overheated, Bad Radiator, Need Advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AlbertSantiago, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    AlbertSantiago

    AlbertSantiago [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone.

    First of all, I hope I've posted this in the correct section. Forgive me If I haven't. I'm ok with it being moved to its correct forum section if need be.

    Anyways, I own a 08 Toyota Tacoma. This car has been great to me since I purchased it used from a buddy just over a year ago. It's fulfilled its job quite well, while sparing me any headache. However, just yesterday my car overheated on me. When I got home I inspected its radiator and found that this part was to blame. It showed signs of leakage and a majority of the fins were severely bent. I know that replacement is my only option at this point, but before I do so, I'd like some advice. I've decided to purchase an aftermarket version online, but don't know which companies are reputable. I've found two that I particularly like but before I buy from one of them, I'd like some sort of verification that they are a legitimate business. I almost never buy anything online so I don't know how to spot a scam, and I can't afford to be scammed.

    Has anyone dealt with either of the following companies and can verify that they are a legitimate company? The parts on each site match the OEM number of the part I need.. Thanks in advance.


    http://www.radiatorspot.com/toyota/tacoma/radiators.html#MzY1Njc
    or
    http://www.*********************/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TOYOTA-6212636-TACOMA-PR-2
     
  2. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Dadic 78

    Dadic 78 Well-Known Member

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    Well it looks like the second link is to an actual OEM spec radiator. That would be a good option I would think... Plus it's got a nice warranty.

    Just stay away from the $50 Ebay rads... Bad news, I think they're held together with bubblegum.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    LGE RAW

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    I have used 1.800.RADIATOR, and I've used advance auto parts. Had great success with both of them
     
  4. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    id go with a local place for warrenty purposes. Easier all around for you.
     
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