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My Ride: 1992 Dodge Daytona
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Re: 1991+ Radiator choices
Granted, there may still be something wrong, but my goal in this thread is not to figure out what is wrong, but to find a specific radiator and see if anyone has experience in using them. I have some other ideas to try, but since I need a new radiator anyway, I figure why not check into this first. Okay, so my old radiator is shot? No, it is a "new" Modine unit allowing the engine to run hot and I have another car with no cooling issues that has a leaking radiator, but it is a J-body which has a significantly more airflow friendly front facia design.
So far, this is what I know:
Factory look-alike/dimensionally identical, plastic end tanks, brass core. Using in my 1992 Daytona right now. I've used many in the past--no issues. Not sure if Modine is still manufacturing them anymore.
Factory look-alike/dimensionally identical. No Mopar sticker or castings that I can find without tearing it out. Plastic end tanks, brass core. Works well, but end tank gasket is leaking. Currently in my 1992 Lebaron.
Aluminum core, plastic end tanks, no factory-looking top plate. 3/4" thick core. Installation leaves a significant gap between core and radiator fan shroud. But otherwise seems to work fine. A customer of mine has it in her 1991 Daytona. About $80 after shipping from Rock Auto. I see this DESIGN radiator all over the salvage yards.
Performance Radiator 1191:
Specs say 1.25" thick aluminum core, dual row Other dimensions the same. Not sure about the top plate as their pictures do not show it well. By far the most expensive one I can find.