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Good to hear. And now you have some shiny bling under your hood too

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Good to hear. And now you have some shiny bling under your hood too
Yeah it's the only shinny thing besides my heat shield haha


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Glad it worked...... with NO snags?

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Glad it worked...... with NO snags?
Literly not one snag all went together great no fitting problems,nothing


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Make sure you KEEP your receipt! Or scan it and electronically keep it. I have had 4 cores (all of them leaked from either the middle or where the spout meets the core) in one car. In my project car it started leaking along the bottom where the fins meet the ends. I purchased that one in 2007 and they will not replace it without the receipt and unfortunately for me, businesses don't usually keep invoices that old. I will never ever ever ever purchase Mishi ever again. Even though they are local to me and practically give gear away for "test fitting" will not go near them.
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Thanks for the info everyone. I just got the top row crack of death in mine today. More Xmas vacation fun in the garage. Looks like I'll go with Koyo.
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Crack of Death.. lol

You'd think Suby knows about these issues.

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I got a Koyo with a set of black Samco hoses. I'm debating on reusing the hose clamps since I'm afraid of worm style digging into the silicone material and damaging them. I could get a set of t-bolts, but that seems overkill, and I'm unsure of what size to get. (special order vs driving to lowes)

I do like man show's suggestion to get some heater hose and new clamps to redo the rest of the hoses. Guess I better change my belts and a few other things I've been putting off too. I'm gonna leave the tstat since I changed that to a Crucial 160°C a few years ago.
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Nice choice!

I went with four Vibrant t-bolt clamps (1 1/2") from Oakos. They're pretty much complete overkill, but they've been good to me so far (~33k miles or 1 year and 7 months)

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Plenty of the Koyo in stock right now if anyone is interested:
Koyo High Performance Radiator 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 Subaru Impreza

Here's the link to the Mishimoto one as well:
Mishimoto Aluminum Racing Radiator 12 11 10 09 08 07 Subaru Impreza

Although I am sad to hear about brfatal's experience, I haven't had any issues with the mishimoto radiator that's installed on my car. Keep in mind that Mishimoto also has a lifetime no-hassle warranty.

Remember to use our holiday discount codes to save big!

Let me know if you guys have any questions.


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Plenty of the Koyo in stock right now if anyone is interested:
Koyo High Performance Radiator 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 Subaru Impreza

Here's the link to the Mishimoto one as well:
Mishimoto Aluminum Racing Radiator 12 11 10 09 08 07 Subaru Impreza

Although I am sad to hear about brfatal's experience, I haven't had any issues with the mishimoto radiator that's installed on my car. Keep in mind that Mishimoto also has a lifetime no-hassle warranty.

Remember to use our holiday discount codes to save big!

Let me know if you guys have any questions.
Man, of all people, I'd be the one to forget that one of our vendors probably carries them. It's actually being delivered to me today. I was a little too annoyed/excited when I decided to buy a new one and placed the order within minutes of posting. (good price btw)

This is the only place where I've heard people give bad reviews Mishimoto. But because of my negative experiences with fitment and customer service with Perrin products, I decided to take the members' suggestions.

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^ Hahahaha

No worries Vew.

And I understand your point of veiw about different brands, (Which is why we try to carry multiple options) since I know everyone has their personal preferences. 8)

Hope the Koyo works well for you!


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I'm debating on reusing the hose clamps since I'm afraid of worm style digging into the silicone material and damaging them.
Check into worm clamps that are specifically for soft hose and tubing. McMaster Carr sells them and they will not dig into the material since they have a liner band on the inside that protects from doing just that.

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I bought a box of these for my radiators (I have multiple projects) and am already running low. I have also used ABA "Swedish style" hose clamps. Same function, but a little nicer. You can also search into German worm clamps as they are the same design.

P.S. For others who are interested in the specific clamps I ordered from McMaster Carr here is the part number: 54235K55

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Brand: Ideal Tridon Lined 301 SS
Clamp Diameter: 1 1/8"-1 3/4" (29-44mm)
Band Width: 9/16"

These seem to be a pretty common size. These have worked on different types of radiator/silicone set ups on 4-different cars I have tried them on.
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Check into worm clamps that are specifically for soft hose and tubing. McMaster Carr sells them and they will not dig into the material since they have a liner band on the inside that protects from doing just that.

McMaster-Carr

I bought a box of these for my radiators (I have multiple projects) and am already running low. I have also used ABA "Swedish style" hose clamps. Same function, but a little nicer. You can also search into German worm clamps as they are the same design.

P.S. For others who are interested in the specific clamps I ordered from McMaster Carr here is the part number: 54235K55

Specs:
Brand: Ideal Tridon Lined 301 SS
Clamp Diameter: 1 1/8"-1 3/4" (29-44mm)
Band Width: 9/16"

These seem to be a pretty common size. These have worked on different types of radiator/silicone set ups on 4-different cars I have tried them on.
Thanks. A member ended up helping me out with the clamps. Got it all installed and in working order today (was in the upper 60s today). However, not I lost all power steering after trying to rebuild the pump. But that's for another thread.

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