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Old 11-15-2013, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ebrobb View Post
Thanks to all who responded to my situation.
I just placed an order online for a brand new oil cooler, I intend to reinstall my hoses as they were not leaking only the cooler was. I just wanted to replace everything at the same time but price prohibits that idea.

I considered a used cooler, but seeing how mine is used and it leaks there are no guaranties with a used part. It may last a long while or only a few hours/days/weeks. Seems like every time I try to save money with a used part it ends up costing me more in the end.

This is my wife's daily driver and she loves the car. I would like to consider selling it and buying something newer but she says 'Heck No'. She loves it and wants to keep it in good running order for a few more years, so we decided to go ahead and order a new part.

BTW I did take my leaky cooler to a radiator shop, they were not very interested in trying to fix it when I dropped it off, then they sat on it for a solid week and never got around to looking at it, also the 'screwed nipples' I ordered from the dealer were not the correct size when they arrived as someone mentioned they might not be, so that forced my decision as well.

Thanks Again.
If you pull the Oil Cooler yourself at the Junk Yard when it comes time to pay they ask you if you want to buy the Warranty/Insurance on the Part. That is good for about 1-2 Weeks.
If you bought a used Oil Cooler from a yard that pulls the Part for you they will either warrant it or you will again be given a chance to bury a warranty.
About 4 years ago an Oil Cooler out here was $20 if you removed it yourself. The Warranty is like 10% of the cost of the part so that neither is much compared to the cost of a New Oil Cooler.
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