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klapa
05-14-2010, 11:20 PM
Well, I need a radiator and have looked around some - the range in prices varies greatly - from ~$400 at 1stToyotaParts for and OEM to ~$20 from the junkyard.

I think I'm going with an "OEM replacement" which will cost me about $70 after the shipping and all else. This is the rad with the plastic top and bottom - but I figure if the same one lasted in my car since 1992 then that wold be OK for a "road cruiser".

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Car-Truck-Parts-/6030/i.html?Part%2520Type=Cooling%2520System&_dmpt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&_fln=1&_mqf=0&_qfkw=1&_trksid=p4506.c0.m273&_myi=1992&Make=Toyota&Model=Celica

Any comments on this decision?

MCcelica
05-14-2010, 11:32 PM
I'm always wary about ebay parts. One of the things I look at is a return/refund policy. If it's a decent policy, then might as well try it out. Your link only brought up the search page though. Can you link to the specific one you're talking about?

klapa
05-14-2010, 11:40 PM
Yea - at least half the time I have a "malware warning" from this site - so I'll try the link again:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYOTA-CELICA-1990-1991-1992-1993-2-2-L4-RADIATOR-/260448097492?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ca3ea94d4

It's a "one-row" radiator and the return policy is 7 days - also supposedly a "lifetime warranty".

Obviously - such a warranty would not include shipping - which is almost as much as the radiator price.

If I remember correctly - KM recently bought a radiator for his 5th gen - so I'll go fishing around for that thread - because I want to order this rad this weekend.

MCcelica
05-17-2010, 05:57 PM
Must've missed this post somewhere. 7 days is kind of quick for a return policy. That's basically getting a look at it still in the box and realizing it's not the right one and sending it back. That's a little tight for my preference. I mean unless you throw it in right away and test it right away, I'd stick with something with a little bit of a longer return policy.

donteatbugs
05-17-2010, 09:50 PM
i put an ebay rad in my brothers car. its been working for months and had no problem at the dragon this year!

bzdweezy
05-18-2010, 10:24 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120518443892&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I just bought this $60 radiator because sunday on my way back to school i stopped to fill up after about 50 miles into the trip and i guess the pressure over time made a hole on the top of the radiator and when i tured the car off it started sparying all over the engine soo hopefully they're decent radiators.

this guy also claims to pay for shipping on warranty radiators

"If your product is defective within the warranty period THE RADIATOR CONNECTION pays for the return shipping and the replacement shipping to get you back on the road quickly!"