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Old 05-21-2013, 07:33 PM
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Travis, how is the silla radiator holding up? Im about to pull the trigger on an aluminum radiator and not sure which on to go with yet. I was gonna get a performance radiator, but they only come with the trans cooler built in. Are the sillas the same way?
Silla was the same way. I pulled the Silla back out as I suspected it was leaking a tiny bit of water. I could always smell hot coolant under the hood when I parked the truck, but never found a leak. Even with the radiator out of the truck, I can see no spots that appeared to leak, but the coolant smell went away with the radiator. It seemed to cool pretty much like the stock radiator did, so that was ok.

I switched to a Mishimoto radiator this time (EXPENSIVE). I'm not sure I would make that switch again with the cost of this radiator, but it sure is pretty. IMO, try out Performance Radiator. That radiator has been recommended in the past by Joey IIRC and that is what I believe to be the radiator that Glenn has.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:07 AM
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Ya i thought about getting a mishimoto, but figured i dont need one for what i do. I was going to get the performance radiator one, but it has the trans cooler built in to it. Since i have a stick i wouldnt need it. I guess it would be alright to just plug the holes wouldnt it?
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Don't need to do anything.its sealed from coolant.just ignore it.it's
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that round sticker on the top of the radiator I thin is for 1800 radiator.... I bought from them before for my jeep...

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^^^^ Silla is a trusted brand; they make only one of two mass-produced radiators for the old Saturns that aren't doomed to fail right out of the box.

Almost no one makes radiators specifically for manual transmissions anymore. It's cheaper to put the tranny cooler in all the radiators. This has been the trend for 30-odd years.
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that round sticker on the top of the radiator I thin is for 1800 radiator.... I bought from them before for my jeep...

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Never heard of them. I have seen a Performance Radiator brand radiator in person and it looked exactly like Glenn's, but that's not to say two different brands don't look exactly the same. Could probably go either way.

Gabe, all the SD radiators I have used had the trans cooler built into them. I don't need it with my stick either, but it doesn't hurt anything.
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Thanks Aaron and Travis, I think I'm gonna go with th performance radiator brand then.
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Checck brice thomas radiator.that's quality..made 100% usa.
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Checck brice thomas radiator.that's quality..made 100% usa.
I ordered the performance radiator the other day. Its the same brand as my intercooler, so they will be a match set. Maybe way down the road il try the mishimoto.
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I hope their psd rads r better than their mustang...cause they are a waste of alluminum
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I hope their psd rads r better than their mustang...cause they are a waste of alluminum
I guess i will find out. Its got to be better than the one thats in there now.
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I meant mishimoto.i think the perf rad wiill be just fine.heck.my parts store job is just fine
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I meant mishimoto.i think the perf rad wiill be just fine.heck.my parts store job is just fine
My Mishimoto is fine. outside appearance is absolutely awesome, but that says nothing for what's going on inside the radiator. I run about the same temps as I did with the stock SD radiator honestly.
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I'm just leery.every mustang I've seen w one leaked.it may have beeen a prpblem that was cured.i don't knoww.but I'm fine with my stocker since my truck is stock.
on a side note.my e fans are finallly all hooked up and working great and the stock alt is now keeping up.woo hoo!
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