New Radiator

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  1. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Light Load Member

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    Already spent 5K in repairs this month (Kennworth T660--year 2010). Now, I need a new radiator. FXXK. How much does it usually cost to replace it? I will get most likely after market one.
    I already spent additional 10K+ in July/August/September. Soon I will get to 20K in repairs in such a short time.

    How much time does it take to replace a radiator? And what's the usual cost?
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Find a clean container you can drain 10-13 gallons into. Remove the old one.
    Make a burping cap. Replace with a new radiator, put on the burping cap. Add fuild.
    I have no idea how long it takes. But I would guess less than 4 hours. Assuming your draining into a 5 gallon bucket. And have to stop the drain to swap buckets. And using a old glass picture to replace the fluid. The burping cap is key thou.
     
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  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Cost of radiator, 5 hours labor, coolant, hoses and clamps. Often easier with hood removed.

    Cost of business.

    I had mine recored when the front end was apart for an unrelated issue.

    Learn the ‘sensuous’ maintenance - like “Since you is “ in there.
     
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    Radiator core or complete assembly.
    I've had my radiator replaced in a day. Had one re-cored took 3 days. Independent shop.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

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    All of a sudden you need a radiator? Is it leaking? Running hot? I’d guess about $1700. Start by calling the Dealer. Then check Americancoolingsoulutions.com. Other aftermarkets are out there. If it’s not leaking, maybe a thermostat, fan, waterpump? Maybe needs a good flushing, or fins are blocked by debris in them, or debris in cac fins, a/c condensor fins? Blocking airflow.
     
  9. ProfessionalNoticer

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    You're looking at roughly 3500 for everything installed. Lots of factors can affect the end cost though.
     
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    I thibk I paid about $1200 for an Active brand 4 rows replacement radiator for my T600 about 5 years ago. Of course now with Joe "I did that" everywhere it probably costs about 30% more these days (thanks Joe!)

    I would suggest dunking it in a water tank to check for leaks before installing. My first one leaked and had to be swapped for another... I dunno what it cost to install. It was put in by a CAT house during an inframe I had them swap out the old one.
     
  11. Siinman

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    On my 2014 Volvo 670 it cost
    2398.74 in 2019 from Volvo dealer. It took them one day in shop to finish.
     
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