HJZ 75 Radiator

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 22:15
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I fitted a new radiator to my Landcruiser 2 years ago. It was a cheap "bargain" but now it leaks.
Should I buy a genuine Toyota Radiator to make sure it lasts a bit longer than 2 years? Or is it ok to buy aftermarket?
Thanks
Reiner
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 22:57

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 22:57
Reiner,I bought an aftermarket radiator from 4WD Parts in Perth 4-5 years ago and it as worked well.
It was a bit dearer than others but still a couple of hundred cheaper than Toyota.
4WD Parts has them made to their specs in Taiwan.
They told me they had them use heavy duty welds as the initial batch had leaked(and so did Toyotas in the early 90s)
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 00:01

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 00:01
Thank you Ross, I buy filters and bits of them for years.
I call Toyota tomorrow just for fun and might get one of the Perth mob. Thanks mate
Reiner
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Reply By: troopyman - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:58

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:58
just buy an aftermarket brass one and have the coolant flushed and replaced every 12 months . about $600 for the brass rad
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Reply By: howesy - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:53

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:53
I put the Aussie desert cooler triple bypass in mine just because I could. The one that was in it was perfect and cooled well. If you really get stuck you can scam that off me. Prob cost about $30 for postage though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:40

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:40
Thanks for the offer howesy but I ordered a new one last night.
What do you think about the Aussie desert cooler? it is a aluminium one I red on the net.
cheers
Reiner
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Follow Up By: howesy - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:52

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:52
No I got the 4 core triple bypass copper one and its fantastic. Didnt know they had a aluminium one but I prefer the coppper for 4wd anyway its a lot easier to repair in the event of a mishap.
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Reply By: obee1212 - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:36

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 07:36
I watched a mechanic soldering up a radiator on a station in the kimberly. He told me the the 75 chassis tended to twist a little and cause the cracking. I would look to fitting the radiator with rubber mounts. A good temporary repair can be made using plumbers epoxy. It will mix under water and wetting the hands will make it easy to mix and shape. It used to be called Ferropre but I forget what its called these days. Its actually good for all manner of repairs. Sticks like .... to ablanket and sets hard as steel. Available from all plumbing suppliers.

owen
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