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Old 09-10-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
325isRED
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Question Radiators, Nissens vs. Behr

Currently looking for a radiator and while most people seem to prefer Behr, my current behr just conked out on me. (Cracked radiator neck which I rigged to keep working, now it just sprouted a leak)

A local supplier suggested a Nissens radiator, he claims it is also OEM equipment like the Behr.

For a 1992 325is 5sp he quoted me 237$ for the Nissens, I have yet to find a Behr locally with a similar price tag.

Anyone care to chime in on my Behr vs. Nissens dilemma?
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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I was in a similar dilemna earlier this year with a broken neck on my Behr and almost went for the Nissens. But after doing some more research, it seems that the Nissens have a reputation for leaking at the crimps. So, I wound up getting a all-aluminum Mishimoto rad from www.radiator.com for just over $400. Their local shop is 1960 Ellesmere #8 and their # is 416-431-9651. However, be warned that these Mishimoto's are NOT a simple bolt-on. The shroud does not line up properly, so I had to trim almost 1/2" off the aluminum brackets to align everything. Once aligned, it's far superior to a Behr, and cheaper than a $800 Fluidyne all-aluminum.
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