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V6 Radiator fitment, to short

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ionstorm66, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Aug 31, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    ionstorm66

    ionstorm66 [OP] New Member

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    I have a 2005 Tundra 4.0 V6, and the radiator cracked yesterday. I went to advanced and got a radiator, which ended up being an inch shorter than the factory one. I took it back and they double checked it on the computer, and it is the size it should be 21 5/8". The guy checked and the v8 was 22 5/8", but when we pulled it the inlet/outlet are on opposite sides. Well next I called the dealer and a radiator was $600 bucks, which is ridiculous for a plastic tanked unit. That is almost custom all aluminium money. So I was on rockauto and looked at all the radiators, and the CSF 3235 is 22 5/8, which is exactly what the stock one measures. Ordered that and it should be here monday.

    Anyone else had the same issue? I hope this one fits, as I'd rather not cut the shroud/pay $600 for the toyota one.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Haven’t experienced this but was going to recommend rock auto before you mentioned it. Hope it works fo you, keep us posted.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Yes. Keep us posted. I had mine replaced about 5 years ago and can’t remember the total cost at the shop. Don’t remember it being too bad, but then again I can’t remember.

    I do recall a few people say that the full aluminum rads don’t last any longer than the plastic fantastics we all have. Let us know how it works out.
     

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