I never use radiators with plastic side reservoirs - they always end up leaking. I have never had trouble with an all metal radiator and these come with the tranny cooler hookups also. Ive had good luck ordering from RadiatorBarn.com in the past.
Ive not handled a BTR yet but CSF does indeed make proven solid radiators. I chose 2-core for my DD XJ because its a big improvement over the factor cooling capacity and I dont like how close to the fan the 3-core ride. One might think a 2 would have a bit better airflow through it as well. Plastic tanks not for me. Ive seen too many of them split out over a little overheat (see post below). Radiatorbarn
So does the csf radiator have a tranny hook up also this radiatorbarn place doesnt even seem to exist anymore. the reviews i read on the csf are mixed. am i missing something the cherokee is a pretty plentiful and popular vehicle i cant believe there isnt one product that is a slam dunk fix.
kewl thanks for the help. i am am just ready be be done changing these radiators. im just lucky it isnt another heater core.
Ill let the experts chime in but if youre having cooling issues with good aftermarket radiators I would say you need to take a look at the rest of the cooling system to make sure all the other cooling system components are working as they should.
All my other cooling system is good. Hoses sensor water pump etc Just need a new radiator since the one I have is leaking. Seeing what other options are besides the 2 radiators I have run. Thanks
rad installed in a 4.0. Very impressive but Im sure very costly. A Griffin-built Novak radiator for the XJ is 650. A standard Griffin rad for the XJ is slightly less. Those are the only all-aluminum rads for the XJ Im aware of existing anymore since American EagleChampion dont make theirs anymore. For a much more affordable option see this thread (original post and a few updates later) httpwww.jeepforum.comforumf11b...m-csf-1539851
if the radiator didnt cause my problems what did dont remember if i mentioned this but it only ran really hot when towing. the rest of the time it was fine. a little higher than id like it but in a safe zone nonetheless. and actually the first time i towed with it it still had the stock radiator and it didnt run hot at all and that was a much heavier trailer than the one i was towing when i fried the
Quote Originally Posted by eagsc7 My ZJ DID have a radiator replaced. The tranny cooler lines go to an auxilary cooler. I cant find where they would have gone into the radiator regularly. Does this mean that the shop put the wrong radiator in Currently its working ok BUT I want to dual plumb the trans cooler into an OEM Radiator. Why... More Cooling. I Fried the tranny due to overheating a couple months
also i believe this is the brand my rad. shop gave me. jeep cherokee Replacement Plastic End Tanks Radiator - 1991-1997 jeep cherokee - Replacement P1193 thanks
I wish i had pictures of my water pump and water gallies inside my 89 cherokee head... it was so full of that stop leak crap that the water had no where to go... the po filled the system up with that stuff to keep the radiator from leaking... needless to say i had to replace the radiator water pump head all hoses and going to do the heater core in the spring when i have time to put the jeep down for a few days.
In my saturn I got 3 bum radiators from that place I would look elsewhere. First had a leak second lost its drain plug after 10 miles and they didnt have a replacement plug 3rd came to me so bent it wouldnt fit in the car. 4th one worked so far....
Sounds like u have an issue thats damaging radiators....bad install rubbing rad mounting area tweaked etc. etc. not defective radiators thats 2 many rads in 2 short a time.
i did realize it has been more like 6 radiators i do have the rubber bushings in the lower support and i have the rubber blocks in the upper part. i modified the upper blocks a little to see if it will help i think the radiator was too compressed and had no room to move now it should have a little but not too much if that doesnt work i can just get new rubber blocks from the junkyard. if it breaks
i have cracked two stock radiators before switching to a CSF aluminum one
I wouldnt recommend cheap aluminum radiators. I went through 2 Champion radiators and finally got a refund. Went with CSF and never looked back. Posted from outer space.
Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJ I thought Champions were supposed to be great but had all sorts of fitment issues with mine (lower trans fitting hits a support and the rad cap couldnt go on because the neck was right up against the header) and they never answered any of my e-mails. Using a 3-row CSF and Dirtbounds fan system now with no cooling issues whatsoever even on the trails in the middle of summer. My 2 radiators started leaking within 4 months. Posted from outer space.
I had a 3 row CSF radiator from radiator barn and swapped to a 2 row CSF from the same place. The 3 row radiator does not give you better cooling than a 2 row will. The only better cooling XJ radiators than these are aluminum units from Griffin. Note that Novak sells a few selected Griffin radiators under their own brand name. Read this if you want to know what really matters in making a cooling system work well. httpwww.arrowheadradiator.com14_...utomobiles.htm
Ive purchased a few from radiators.com. They have a 24 hour 1-800 number also. They always had a HD direct fit radiator for my applications including a 91 XJ and a 93 Ram. Ive heard good things about radiatorbarn also but have never used them.
When you can buy 3 of the Aeon radiators for the cost of 1 from the auto parts store....who gives a about the warranty
Where are you buying radiators Ebay Aeon radiator - 70 Local Autozone - 120 Local Advance - 120 use code TRT41 online with in-store pickup 80 Ten bucks more for a radiator that is local and with a lifetime warranty that doesnt require a mechanic. Ill take that any day.
Personally Im not fond of plastic tank radiators theyre a very cheap approach to a critical componant. Wm
I hate radiators with plastic ends because they break often. Go to radiatorbarn.com and get a full metal unit for 165 shipped. Worth every penny.
Is that what the silla brand has plastic sides i cant seem to find out what there radiators are made of i also no that 45 i diffrents isnt that much but i also need to buy a oil pan new lines from the radiator to trans (old ones are really rusty) etc. and what i have for money isnt enough to do it all but from everything evrybody is saying is to stay away from the plastic models it sounded like the silla might not be any clue Thanks
I had not heard of the brand. On Parts Bin it shows the 2335AA all aluminum for 162 the plastic 2335A (not P) is 175. Why would plastic be more beats me They are 2 core radiators limited lifetime warranties.
Personally I wouldnt get a radiator from a junk yard unless it is obviously pretty new and I wasnt planning on keeping the vehicle very long. I think radiators are best bought new especially on a vehicle that has a barely-adequate cooling system to begin with and on which the radiator rarely lasts more than 10 years for most of us. IMO going for a used one is asking for trouble and seems like a good
Quote Originally Posted by Thegonagle Personally I wouldnt get a radiator from a junk yard unless it is obviously pretty new and I wasnt planning on keeping the vehicle very long. I think radiators are best bought new especially on a vehicle that has a barely-adequate cooling system to begin with and on which the radiator rarely lasts more than 10 years for most of us. IMO going for a used one is asking
I didnt know ebay made radiators.
Ebay doesnt make radiator So NO. I have bought radiators on Ebay however. Most recently 5 years 3 pass for my ZJ Good so far.
Maybe youre going for super cheap or want all aluminum but I had been looking at radiators on Ebay- I wound up going through www.RadiatorBarn.com . I got an all-metal 3 row CSF for 168 shipped. Something to consider anyway.
Anyone else with info on the radiators purchased on ebay
You can also order the CSF radiators off Radiator Barns website and it knocks 5 off the price. Ive seen some cheaper all AL units but there were mixed reviews. I found a lot of positive feedback (and very little negative) on the CSF which is why I bought one. Yeah you can get the cheapest plasticAL radiator you can find on Ebay is your cooling system where you should be cutting corners to save a buck If it fails and it will eventually youre out that money again.
Theyre great radiators. Im not sure about the heat buster thing though. It wasnt an option when I got mine.
The 3 row CSF is also visibly larger than the stock radiator. The stock radiator when provided with enough air flow can cool efficiently. If someone adds a ZJ fan clutch to their radiator it will pull more air through the radiator causing more heat to dissipate. However the fault in cherokee cooling systems IMO is the amount of airflow through the radiator as well as the already small engine compartment