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Posted: 6/14/2014 2:24:30 PM EDT
That's how long the radiator lasted in my Suburban.

I know this because it had a sticker on it that showed the build date of the rad. Plastic tank finally developed a small crack and started leaking.

I was actually pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to replace. Just under 2 hours, including 45 minutes to the parts store and back. We'll see if the new one makes it as long!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 5:52:04 AM EDT
That's quite a while and impressive. I would throw a new thermostat in just in case while I was under there but other than that, keep on putting on the miles!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 6:36:21 AM EDT
Wow, can't complain about 190k on a radiator, especially in AZ.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:55:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By LV1976:
Wow, can't complain about 190k on a radiator, especially in AZ.
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I know! I was surprised to see that it was the original radiator.

I replaced the water pump about a year ago. Surprised the rad outlasted the pump!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 7:13:11 PM EDT
I got 275,600 out of the OEM unit in my 98 Accord. I was blown away!
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 12:13:40 AM EDT
Amazing what routine maintenance such as changing coolant will do

Family member had an old Ford IDI diesel that had the original radiator for 22ish years and 300k before a deer took it out. It was solid brass and the coolant was regularly changed and maintained with Napakool.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 9:51:58 AM EDT
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