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radiator question

so my jeep needs a new radiator, so while on craigslist i see that someone has one for sale, but its for a 91 xj and i have a 98. will it fit? its only $50 and i want to save money. it would be sweet if she bolted right in, but i dont know.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-01-2014, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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also the unit that he is selling is for the 4.0, and i have the 4.0. If that helps
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It will fit, but a 91's radiator has an extra hole in the driver's side tank for a switch that you don't need (I think; I'm not sure when Chrysler got rid of that switch), so you'll just need to plug that hole--nothing a trip to the hardware store for a plug won't fix.

I know you want to save money, but a brand new OEM replacement radiator can be purchased for less than $100. I'd never buy a used radiator. You have no way of knowing if it has any clogs/restrictions or not...or if it has been put through any kind of crazy abuse...or if stop leak once flowed through it (you don't want that crap in your system). The tiny bit of savings are not worth the risks in my opinion.
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thanks for the help. i think i might go and take a look at it in person.
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Yeah radiators being as they are, I don't think I'd pay much more than 25 for a used one and then only if looked pretty new.

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dude says its new, but i do want to go see it
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bar/4587960373.html
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If it were me i would get him to hook up a hose to it and run water through it to make sure it's clean and doesn't leak. Even if he claims it's new
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If it were me i would get him to hook up a hose to it and run water through it to make sure it's clean and doesn't leak. Even if he claims it's new
Heck, even then it might still leak or might still have a restriction somewhere in the core. A hose won't heat it up to 150+ degrees nor will a hose pressurize it. Maybe it only leaks when hot or under pressure. There's just no way to every truly know what you're getting with a used radiator. If he can prove that it is new and unused, that's different.
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Heck, even then it might still leak or might still have a restriction somewhere in the core. A hose won't heat it up to 150+ degrees nor will a hose pressurize it. Maybe it only leaks when hot or under pressure. There's just no way to every truly know what you're getting with a used radiator. If he can prove that it is new and unused, that's different.
That's true, didnt take that into consideration. Oops
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dude says its new, but i do want to go see it
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bar/4587960373.html
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hmm that does look pretty legit. Brand new and in the box I might do 50 if I couldn't find any damage on it.

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thamks for all the help, im going to call him and arrange a time that i can go and see it
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