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What Are The Top Cold Case Aluminum Replacement Radiators for GM Cars & Trucks?

The three most popular Cold Case aluminum radiators and radiator kits include the 1968-1972 A-Body radiator, shroud, and electric fan kit, the 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 GT radiator, and the 1967-1969 F-Body radiator, shroud, and electric fan kit.

How Much Do Cold Case Aluminum Replacement Radiators for GM Cars & Trucks Cost?

Cold Case aluminum GM radiators and kits start at just over $350 and increase to around $725 depending on the application and included components.

What Are The Main Benefits of Cold Case Aluminum Replacement Radiators for GM Cars & Trucks?

Cold Case replacement radiator aluminum options have two large fluid rows that cool the equivalent to standard three and four row radiators. Cold Case radiators are also lighter in weight than original designs and can dissipate heat quicker than copper/brass designs with proper airflow. Most Cold Case radiators also have a larger coolant capacity, which helps reduce engine temperature.

How To Install Cold Case Aluminum Replacement Radiators for GM Cars & Trucks

The first step to installing a Cold Case aluminum radiator is confirming it will fit by measuring and comparing to the original radiator or the core support dimensions. Once confirmed the radiator will fit, the old radiator can be removed. All coolant is drained by opening the petcock or disconnecting the lower radiator hose. Next, the upper and lower hoses as well as the coolant overflow tank hose are disconnected from the radiator. If the engine has a >mechanical fan, it may need to be removed to make it easier for radiator component disassembly. If the vehicle has electric fans mounted to the radiator, separate the electrical connections. For automatic transmission applications, the fluid lines are detached. Then the radiator mounting brackets, top plate, and / or shroud can be removed. Double-check for any other components that may still be attached to the radiator or that will prevent its removal, and then pull the radiator out. Preparation for the new radiator begins with checking or replacing the radiator mount bushings. The new radiator is set in place on the core support and reassembly begins in the reverse order of removal. Once everything is reassembled and connected, the radiator is filled with coolant. Confirm the radiator cap is in proper working order. Complete the cooling system bleeding process and then top off the recirculating coolant tank (if equipped). Installation is then complete.