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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Metal tank radiator VS plastic tank

On my early 95 F350 it has a metal tank radiator that looks just like the one in my 93 IDI. I am guessing its original with over 300k on it and has seen better days inside and out. I havent had a problem with keeping it cool yet but Id like to stay on top of things. My question is, is the plastic tank radiator setup with the degas bottle better? I know where there is a 96 parts truck that I could rob everything from. or should I just stick with the metal tank radiator?

I did a search and couldnt find any discussion on this.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 12:14 AM
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Re: Metal tank radiator VS plastic tank

I'd update/upgrade if you can.

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well thats what im trying to figure, is it really an upgrade? the metal radiator can be repaired by just about any radiator shop, while the plastic tanks are a little less serviceable.
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Re: Metal tank radiator VS plastic tank

problem is alot of radiator shops have gone by the way side. Here in Okc, there isn't much left, EPA killed most of them off. They are pretty much disposable now. I couldn't find anyone to touch my jeep radiator with plastic tanks, they all said buy a new one.

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