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#4704504 - 03/23/18 06:29 PM Replacement Radiator
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1825
Loc: IL
Hi Guys,

Another car another issue ... my BMW needs a new radiator ... leaking from the plastic side.

Brands to chose:

BEHR - currently installed 80k km only on it. should I get another one ??
TYC
ADI/PRO
OSC
DENSO
CSF
HELLA/BEHR
NISSENS

THX

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#4704507 - 03/23/18 06:30 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41463
Loc: New Jersey
My Behr radiators all last 30 years and >200k miles. Surprised yours did so poorly... COO?

Is the Hella one a relabeled Behr?

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#4704509 - 03/23/18 06:32 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: JHZR2]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35576
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
My Behr radiators all last 30 years and >200k miles. Surprised yours did so poorly... COO?

30+ years ago, BMW cooling systems were fine. The ones made in the last 20 years don't last anywhere as long. Cooling systems are actually a weak spot in most/all newer BMWs. Not surprising at all.
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#4704512 - 03/23/18 06:34 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: JHZR2]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Behr was OE but the Hella Behr was and AFAIK still service grade. The HB are pretty good though I cant remember ever having trouble with them. COO varies although none are USA or German from the ones I have got.
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#4704526 - 03/23/18 06:44 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1274
Loc: WI
Any OEM ones? I'd go that route. Maybe Behr branded and what Behr supplied BMW is a different spec?
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#4704567 - 03/23/18 07:17 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1825
Loc: IL
I guess I could go OEM but not sure if its worth 3x the price.

I'm thinking giving a try DENSO seems like reputable name ...

or found another one NRF B.V. Radiator


Edited by Ndx (03/23/18 07:24 PM)

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#4704582 - 03/23/18 07:26 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
drtyler Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 391
Loc: GA
Nissens are usually good for BMWs also. I have had good luck with theirs for my E30 and E90. Both were made in Europe.

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#4704619 - 03/23/18 07:54 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1825
Loc: IL
Thx, I like Nissen too thank you for recommendation reviews online are good as well.

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#4704678 - 03/23/18 08:43 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 893
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
I've had good luck with Denso. Original was made in Japan, replacement was made in Michigan. I'm happy so far with mine.

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#4704689 - 03/23/18 08:52 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: SubieRubyRoo]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5861
Loc: USA
OEM, Nissens, or Denso

Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
I've had good luck with Denso. Original was made in Japan, replacement was made in Michigan. I'm happy so far with mine.


What kind of car was it for where the aftermarket Denso radiator was made in Michigan? All the ones I've seen were made in Taiwan (by their subsidiary Cryomax) or Indonesia

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#4704702 - 03/23/18 09:12 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1825
Loc: IL
The Nissen for my car is made in Slovakia ... smile

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#4704735 - 03/23/18 09:58 PM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 893
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Slacktide, Honda Odyssey. Purchased from Amazon.

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#4704829 - 03/24/18 01:04 AM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3696
Loc: California
Hella Behr or Nissens would be my pick for anything European.

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#4704882 - 03/24/18 06:10 AM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 9679
Loc: Indiana
Behr, Nissens or OE.

FCP Euro should carry all 3 with lifetime warranties.


Edited by dlundblad (03/24/18 06:10 AM)
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#4704924 - 03/24/18 07:19 AM Re: Replacement Radiator [Re: Ndx]
Ndx Offline


Registered: 04/04/08
Posts: 1825
Loc: IL
Yup ordered Nissens from FCP

Thx guys

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