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This is a discussion on Any aftermarket alum radiators completely bolt-in replacements with no mods needed?? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by mmiller2002 What do you mean by "OEM style"? Plastic? Yes. Koyo makes a plastic end tank rad ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiller2002 View Post
    What do you mean by "OEM style"? Plastic?
    Yes. Koyo makes a plastic end tank rad that includes a secondary cooler for the transmission fluid on the bottom. This can be left unused for 5spd cars or connected and used for automatic transmission cars.
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    When you say "end tank", what end? My stock radiator has a plastic top.
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    I went with a Mishimoto from maperformance, 2 day shipping, good pricing @ 263 shipped.
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    Installed the Mishimoto. Went well. Since this radiator has a cap on it, but the stock one didn't, I'm just going to plug it's overflow pipe. The stock cap and overflow pipe will still be there above the intake manifold. Anyone see any problems with that?
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    If anything having the extra cap can help with bleeding the system.. but really shouldn't make too much of a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmiller2002 View Post
    Installed the Mishimoto. Went well. Since this radiator has a cap on it, but the stock one didn't, I'm just going to plug it's overflow pipe. The stock cap and overflow pipe will still be there above the intake manifold. Anyone see any problems with that?
    I don't see any problem, however, when I did mine I t'd it in like the stock two cap system (some have a radiator cap). I don't know why they do it that way, but maybe there is a reason.
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    Although the cap is just another thing to fail/leak, I did think of the bleeding benefit in the case of air pockets. I'm just going to put a teflon taped bolt in place of the nipple.
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