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so whats up with the radiator??

This is a discussion on so whats up with the radiator?? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So i need help. I just got my new radiator via fedex. thing is they do not match as u ...

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    so whats up with the radiator??

    So i need help. I just got my new radiator via fedex. thing is they do not match as u see the new one has a extra hole. everything else is smilar just that extra hole. could i just plug it up?



    this is the new radiator both pictures are taken from the same spot of each radiator..

    this is the old one

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    are you 100% sure you got the right one? where did you buy it from??? ...you may have gotten the radiator for 98-99's maybe???
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    '98-'99's have different radiators than the '00-'02's...and its says 93-02, so thats just wrong, a radiator for '93-'97 is different too...i think you got the wrong one...or you may just need to plug the hole, we need an expert opinion! if it still fits inside the engine compartment, then i would just plug the hole, but thats just my 2 cents

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    i mean in the discription it says "Transmission fittings included (if necessary)"

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    i understand your point thats exactly what i thought but their table says it fits i mean. lets get the experts in here lol

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    if you go on ws6 store, i know they have 2 different radiators for 98-99's and 00-02's and there's a different one for manual tranny's too

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    what im seeing is that extra tube is for manual transmission t/a's so would it be a problem to just plug it up..

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    eh, that sucks...return it quick! haha

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    i want my car back already its been 3 weeks damn it lol
    i hope someone chimes in telling me its ok to just plug it lol its the only difference i see honestly. same core size..same intakes and outlets. just that one

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    I don't know if I would trust any kind of plug. I'd send it back or sell it of I could.

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    i know how you feel man, ive gone weeks without my bebe too...hopefully its like a universal one, and you can just plug that extra hole...hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I don't know if I would trust any kind of plug. I'd send it back or sell it of I could.
    you know...you've got a good point their dude...

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    Isn't that where the coolant level sensor goes?

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    It might a LT1 radiator, I've heard something about plugging some hole for the LT1 radiators when you put them in a LS1 vehicle. Is the radiator a bit fatter than the old one? You will be fine with just plugging the hole. Just make sure you do a good plug and not a weak one as it will pop out and spill everything out.

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    On my m6 Z I replaced the radiator. That same hole came with it. Man. That thing gave me problems.
    I put a rubber seal on it with a clamp. 3 times the rubber piece blew up.
    I was told by the person that all the radiators for that car will come like that because is aftermaket/universal. It don't matter if it'd for an auto or stick it will have that.
    So when u get to replace another one again. I'll go for factory one. Moreover but lessproblms

    I came up with a better fix after that.
    I could tell u what I did if u need more info
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    98maro go ahead and pm me the fix would appreciate it.

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    yeah hurry! hes been waiting for his car for 3 weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ws6islife View Post
    98maro go ahead and pm me the fix would appreciate it.
    When I get home I'll send u some pix.
    It worked for me I'm sure it work for you

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    just get a LT1 rad........and be done

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