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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 20th, 17, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

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My temp would rise up to 200 plus on hot days in traffic and I am considering a new radiator with electric fan kit.

I have read all the post saying stick with OE so my mind isn't made up 100% yet. Not looking for any advise on that yet. Just looking for anyone who has purchased a radiator w/fan from Auto City Classic. The price is considerably less (half) than others. I do want direct fit if I make the purchase. The one I am looking at is their Product ID : SL283-L-AT-F . Anyone out there have knowledge of the product??

And YES, I know they are built overseas. Not a big deal to me, but I understand and respect those who only purchase US built.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 20th, 17, 11:35 PM
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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

Never ordered from them, but if you can't go down there in person in the event that you have an issue, I'd play it safe with Summit, JEGS, Amazon or one of the major Camaro parts houses...In that order. If you have an issue with a part, and are spending a good amount of money, these retailers make it right and do so quickly.

Before you spend big bucks on an electric fan setup, I'd try to diagnose your issues with your stock setup and get that to work if possible. The radiator is just one piece of it....Shroud, water pump, pulleys, belt clutch, fan, timing...all play a part. I've got a 383 that I'm diagnosing right now, and after some trial and error, think it lies with the radiator, so have one ordered one from Griffin/Summit and will put it in next week. I run a stock fan and shroud as well. Plenty of reputable manufacturers like Be Cool, Griffin, US Radiator, Ron Davis, etc. to buy from...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old May 21st, 17, 03:31 AM
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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

since you don't want to hear about other radiators. all I will say is, CHEAP IS NOT ALWAYS BEST
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 21st, 17, 05:07 AM
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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

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This part number is for an automatic transmission. You state that you have a manual. Why are you paying for the A.T. option when you don't need it if you are worried about price?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 21st, 17, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

Thanks for all the advice so far guys. I am new to the game and still trying to figure things out.

Unfortunately for me, price is a big factor... but maybe saving a little more and buying one from a more reputable dealer is the way to go. Just means more time in the garage and less on the road.. ugh!

As for as the AT vs Man.. that was the only one they offered. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I can use that model for a manual transmission.

Either way, I appreciate the knowledge being passed on. I am young man, trying to learn before making any decision.

Thanks again! G
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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

You can use one for an A/T with a manual, but if it were me, I would purchase the radiator that was for my set up. It would seem to me that the portion of the radiator that is designed to cool the transmission fluid, with no transmission fluid in it, would not cool as efficiently as one without it. You would be spending more money for a less efficient radiator.

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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

Have you thought about bringing your radiator to a local radiator shop to have it rebuilt or at the least have it checked out. A stock set up should work fine with your drivetrain. Take Chads advice and look at each part of the cooling system.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old May 21st, 17, 06:31 AM
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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

Read post #2 here:

It doesn't all apply to you but there are a lot of good suggestions there. I followed Wheatons recommendations and it worked very well for me.

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Re: Radiator/Fan from Auto City Classic

I'll look more into the condition of the current radiator and taking to a local shop this week. Not sure at what point, you repair or you cut bait and buy new.

As for Wheatons post.. Wow, that man has it down to a science. I read it all and will definitely use some information there!

Thanks again for all the help and advice..

Thanks again! G
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