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    carstuff.com??

    Caddy blew a radiator and it needs to be replaced. I support local business whenever I can and have a favorite autoparts I have used for years. They know me by name even. Checked on one yesterday and they told me the warehouse had changed suppliers .... yada, yada.... Short story is I am not going to buy this from them.

    I found carstuff.com has the radiator and reasonable shipped price. Just wondering if any one has dealt with them or another online auto parts?
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    When restoring my old car I found quite a bit of stuff on Ebay.
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    Based on on-line reviews, it's a hit and miss company. Seem to be pretty good if you get what you need and it works. Their customer service is reportedly poor. I always take online reviews with a grain of salt as not many people rush out to post good reviews. However, the negative reviews tend to show a pattern of how they do business. In reading the reviews, they're definitely money focused rather than customer focused.

    No personal experience with them though.

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    Check with a local radiator repair shop...they usually sell new ones also. Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim O'Dell View Post
    Check with a local radiator repair shop...they usually sell new ones also. Jim.
    Yeah, or they can opten keep the top/bottom (or left/right on some cars) 'tanks' and put a new core between them. It's usually quite a bit cheaper than buying new OEM parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Warfield View Post
    Based on on-line reviews, it's a hit and miss company. .....
    That is the sort of info I need. I am concerned about it not fitting. This thing has the North Star Engine and everyone lists it as the same radiator for all motors. That maybe be but NOTHING ELSE is standard with that drive line!
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    You probably know this, but do not purchase a "rebuilt" radiator. They don't last.

    Make sure what you get is factory new.

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