Cold case radiator

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V8turboblazer
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Cold case radiator

Post by V8turboblazer » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:30 am

I just bought a cold case radiator. It said “direct fit” OK I’ll start with the first thing I noticed the filler neck is crooked and the threads are a little jagged. Then I tried to test fit the fans and they won’t fit with out modifications, the core is thicker so some of the plastic will have to be removed at the top and bottom and probably the vertical plastic part between the fans. I’m very disappointed ☹️ China would have made a better radiator I would give this a 3 out of 10 for QC and design. This is definitely not a direct fit. What a piece of crap. If you’re caprice is your only car don’t expect to swap this quickly.

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Re: Cold case radiator

Post by V8turboblazer » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:37 am

Here’s what I’m having to deal with.
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Re: Cold case radiator

Post by smwalker » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:58 am

Can you post up what part number you bought? I was having a talk with a guy just recently and he was going to try a COldCase. I warned him of all those things you came across that the G8 guys have been complaining for years. He mentioned there were 2 part numbers one for the SS and one for the G8. He got his and had no such problems. Will have to ask him what part number he got.

Here is the discussion if you are a FB PPV Fans Member. Will see if he will post here with his experience.
Steve Walker
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'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White

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Re: Cold case radiator

Post by V8turboblazer » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:37 am

The radiator here is a LMC100A. From what I understand the g8 and 2011 caprice use the same. This one is a 2012 I think the main difference is just the mounting on the top. I’m returning it, they wouldn’t give me any off the price for having to cut the fan shroud. I guess the cold case company never tried to mount the fans. I might have went and made it work but the crooked water neck was the last straw.

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