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Offline kalve

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replace radiator in 85 eagle
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:24:32 AM »
Was wanting to know what is a good radiator for these eagles? I have a 85 Eagle wagon an might have to replace the radiator in it. Is there any radiators out there that have the dual fans an is 3 or 4 core radiators for these eagles?
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 12:53:10 PM »
Don't know about currently available, but when looking at 3 vs. 4 core, look at the size of the cores.
I got a 3 core, but they were larger than stock.

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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 07:49:31 PM »
ok so radiator for a jeep cj will work? an is there other vehicles that the radiator will work with the eagles? I am going to go from a auto trans to a 5 speed manual trans later on would this be a problem with what radiator to go with?
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 07:53:43 PM »
Was just looking for parts for a visitor and noticed i got an 94 xj buried in the rafters. any chance for that one to work. it came off of a 4.ol

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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 07:58:36 PM »
Will a 4 core radiator for a CJ Jeep work on these eagles?
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 01:58:50 PM »
my 85 eagle has A/C I was just wondering if the 3 or 4 core radiator will fit with no problem. I am wanting to go the biggest radiator with the most fans I can.
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 09:51:57 PM »
If you're still looking for a radiator, the 2-row aluminum one for a CJ will take slight modification but is probably your best bet for cooling. They don't have built in fans, but you really don't need any other fan than what comes stock on the 258. Most electric fans won't move nearly as much air and will be more trouble to install.

Btw, if the aluminum 2-row isn't enough to keep your engine cool, you have more problems than just the radiator.
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 11:09:50 PM »
I picked up a new 3 row brass CJ rad (for V8 conversion) to put in my '84 J10. I'll test fit it in my Eagle too!
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 04:51:15 AM »
yea I went ahead an bought a factory radiator from advance for bout $100 an had it installed after I posted this. I am still repairing everything on the car so I can drive it daily it is currently sitting at Aamco Transmission an is needing all seals replaced except for 2 under it they have already been replaced by me & it needs a u joint an pitman arm replaced. Have not done anything to the engine yet. Its a good car just lot of stuff to replace were it sat 8 years in the weather not started or anything.
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 10:44:17 AM »
100 dollars, that is a good price, cannot find one in my area for under 300.00.

please let me us know what model number as I really need one for my 82 Eagle Limited.

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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 07:26:49 PM »
ok its from Advance Auto an its a Ready-Rad Part # 433579   MST #00117 - Radiator SKU # 5896029 an I thought it was $100 its $190.78. I replaced cooling, exhaust, vacuum hoses, fuel lines & full tune up, alt, starter etc.. & now all seals on the car & had all fluids changed for probably under 3K includes cost of buying car were it was sitting so long left nothing to chance for using it as daily driver.  Another thing to you can scrap the radiator an other parts you replace on the car an get some of your money back that way to.
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 09:19:13 PM »
I know it's a little late for you now, but I always make big purchases (really any purchase that I'm not already in the store for) from Advance Auto's website because you can find great coupon codes online. Your radiator would have been $50 less.
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 02:20:57 AM »
were can you find the coupon codes at for these parts stores?
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Re: replace radiator in 85 eagle
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 04:16:42 PM »
type in the company name and .com after it to find their site (most of the time) Google "Coupons for NAPA" or similar
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