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New Radiator - What to go with?

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by BakeTheTank, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. BakeTheTank

    BakeTheTank Phreddy-ed UP!

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    Hey Guys,

    Had a coolant problem with my car last week, turns out the side tank on radiator has blown and I need a full Radiator replacement. The Mechanic has quoted me 270 for the radiator and 350 total to be fitted.

    Since its the side tank, does anyone know:

    - Do I need just the radiator? or the full kit?

    I checked out Ebay and I know ebay has some quality and non-quality stuff on there, and found a few cheap ones. Should I just go with the safe bet of the mechanic OR should I buy the Radiator from Ebay?
     
  2. Coast_Calais

    Coast_Calais sick of the idiots here

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    Price for radiator seems pretty standard, but the labour is a bit expensive....

    Buy a service manual for your car, and do the change yourself.
    Very cheap, very easy to do...
     
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    andyb749 New Member

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    id call all the general car shops global, repco etc and get the best price and change it yourself i did mine myself and only cost 220 with coolant, they are pretty easy to change.
     
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    You Can always just buy the radiator then pay someone to fit it. I do the same thing tyres, buy them in sydney, Ship them, then a tyre place to fit them, i save about $200 for 4 tyres and have 3 places employed for work lol
     

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