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My bad luck

Postby ifixalot » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:41 pm

This spring installed a new radiator and condenser in the daughter's 96 Z.
While doing the radiator, I noticed a broken pipe on the condenser.
So I had to R&R the radiator when I got the new condenser.
I got the radiator from Primechoiceauto off Ebay. Little did I know, it only has a
six month warranty. Now in the eight month, it leaks. It was leaking all along
but I thought the leak was somewhere else, which it was.
But now that I've found the radiator leaks too,
they won't give me any help saying it's out of warranty.
As I said, I later had installed an Spectra AC condenser I got from Rock auto.
It turns out that thing is leaking too. But at least it has a two year warranty but I have to
pay return shipping. So I'll have to buy another, install it and return the bad one for a refund.
The radiator was leaking at the seams between the aluminum and the plastic. I was able
to get that stopped, by crimping the flaps of aluminum.
But the condenser is leaking from multiple tubes on one end. I have UV dye in the system.
I hate buying new stuff and having to do the work twice because it's defective.

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Re: My bad luck

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:53 pm

Damn man that sucks. Just did the same thing this year. Four Seasons was the maker of the condenser and I hope it is ok. There is a leak before on the stock condenser, but now there is another leak somewhere.

The radiator that was put in seems to be doing well. I can look up the brand if you want(it did come from RA).

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Re: My bad luck

Postby 1988GTU » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:02 pm

sad part is. Even if you pay through the nose for a new part for these L Bodies, it's still hokey at best.


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Re: My bad luck

Postby SuperLbody » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:31 pm

That's some crap man. You have an Advance Auto near you? If you do give em' a call and see if they got one for you. I know many will say it but I've worked there for awhile now and consider it to be a quality parts retailer. That and many pro shops around us use us for parts and I've never heard anything negative from the mechanics compared to others. Give it a shot if you want!

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