New Product Release - 1949-1951 Mercury Car Radiator


Now available 1949,1950,1951 Mercury Car All Aluminum Radiator in multiple formats.

Due to popular demand we now stock a Ford hose original setup, Chevy engine swap hose setup and a dual upper and lower hose version for Flathead engines.

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Chevy Hose Configuration

Ford Hose Configuration

Flathead Hose Configuration


Signs it's time to replace your radiator hose(s)

1. Electrochemical Degradation (ECD)

This is the number one cause of hose failures.  ECD is the breakdown of material in the hose wall or tube due to electrical reactions between the fluid (coolant) and the metal parts of the engine. The cause of ECD is primarily a function of electrolysis based on the materials in the system (such as the hose, block, head, and radiator) and the chemistry of the coolant. Velocity of the coolant in the hose along with temperature may have a tendency to contribute to ECD, while modern forms of coolant seem to have similar affect regarding ECD. The ECD manifests itself by degrading the hose’s inner tube, allowing the coolant to start attacking the reinforcement, which in turn will lead to a hose rupture

Testing for ECD: Use your thumb and finger to squeeze the hose near the connectors.  ECD initially attacks within 2 inches of the ends of the hose.  if the ends feel more soft and mushy than the middle or if you feel gaps or channels inside the hose.  It is most likely under attack from ECD and requires replacement.

2. Leakage
 If you notice moisture drips or coolant bleed marks on or around the hose clamps, connectors or on the hose itself you have a leaking hose. It's time to replace!








3. Heat Damage

Look for slight swelling of the hose.  A hardened, glossy cover accompanied by cracks is a certain sign of heat damage to a hose.









4.  Ozone Damage

Look for tiny parallel cracks in the cover.  It will usually be visible at hose bends








5. Abrasion Damage

Look for rubbing marks or visible damage to the exterior of the hose.









6. Oil Conamination

If the hose feels soft or spongy to the touch and or bulges and swelling is apparent, the hose has become compromised and is on it's way to failing.

New Product Release


1972-1973 TRIUMPH STAG ALUMINUM RADIATOR

MADE IN THE USA!


Direct fit radiator, bolt in replacement radiator for a 1972-1977 Triumph Stag

  • Direct fit radiator
  • 16 Fins per inch
  • Filler neck is machined from a solid aluminum billet
  • No epoxy, fully furnace brazed
  • Fully TIG welded
  • 100% MADE IN THE USA

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1972 STAG RADIATOR
1973 STAG RADIATOR



New Product Release :1953-1956 Ford Pickup Truck Radiator, Flathead V8 Engines

ALL ALUMINUM 3 ROW RADIATOR FOR 1953-1956 FORD TRUCKS WITH FLATHEAD V8 ENGINES

Ford Truck 1953-56 V8 Flathead
100% welded, no epoxy

Core Dimensions: 20 x 23
Overall Dimensions: 26 1/4 x 26 3/4 (h x w) Including Cap
Hose Locations: In - Dual, Out - Dual
Core Thickness: 2
Tanks: 3-1/2
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Inlet Diameter: 1 1/4
Outlet Diameter: 1 3/4
TOC: YES
EOC: NA 
Mount: BRACKET MOUNT
Vert - 18 1/2 Horizontal - 24 7/8

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2014-2017 CHEVY / GM CONDENSER WIDESPREAD FAILURE OEM 23141861, 84211191

GM has reported that AC condensers on it's 2014-2017 Yukon, Pickup, Suburban, Tahoe and even some Cadillac Escalades are failing on a mass scale at the same time and in the same place.

The failure is due to a bad weld in the original unit.  If you have one of these vehicle and the AC is still working, brace yourself as you will be encountering an issue sooner than later.

Currently, GM dealerships have recalled all of their faulty inventory and will not have replacements in stock until after the summer.  Yes, that leaves thousands of people with new vehicles sweating it out this summer.

From what we have found out, the condensers are not being warranted through GM and if/when they get them in stock, they are charging a whopping $1,000 ea for them.

We did not realize this was a widespread issue until dealerships starting ordering bulk from us.

Due to this demand, we have been filling back orders to both retail and shop customers via RadiatorExpress.com

Items are taking 5-10 days to ship due to the back up, but we do have them and will be charging only $197 for the unit.

We have included an illustration of the item below and the applications it fits.  The issue with the GM weld has been corrected by a reinforced aluminum weld.


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The condensers fits the following vehicles,

Dealer Part Number: 23141861, 84211191 

015 CADILLAC ESCALADE 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CADILLAC ESCALADE 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2017 CADILLAC ESCALADE 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2017 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2015 CHEVROLET TAHOE 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2016 CHEVROLET TAHOE 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2017 CHEVROLET TAHOE 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SIERRA 1500 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2014 GMC SIERRA 1500 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SIERRA 1500 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC SIERRA 1500 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SIERRA 1500 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC SIERRA 1500 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC YUKON 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC YUKON 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC YUKON 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC YUKON 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC YUKON 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC YUKON 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC YUKON XL 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2015 GMC YUKON XL 6.2L, V8 (GAS)
2016 GMC YUKON XL 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC YUKON XL 5.3L, V8 (GAS)
2017 GMC YUKON XL 6.2L, V8 (GAS)



Surge Tank Leaks

Surge Tank leaks

Surge tanks, and the components associated with them, are prone to failure. A leak in one of these components in applications where the tank mounts above or alongside the radiator can easily look like a radiator leak from the coolant dripping down onto the radiator.

Perceived Leaking Radiators
with surge tanks in these positions, regardless of plastic or metal construction, must have the tank
and hoses inspected before determining the radiator to be defective, or at fault.

With truck and bus applications utilizing surge tanks, we often will see return claims that in fact end up being brand new radiators.  Before going through the effort to remove and claim a radiator defective, be sure to check out the surge tank!



PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: 2003-2004 CHEVY S10, GMC S15 PLASTIC OEM GAS TANK, OEM 15171784

We are proud to announce the arrival of a dealer OEM replacement for the 03-04 S10 Pickup.   This item had been discontinued by the dealership and unattainable for quite some time.

Dealer Part Number: 15171784

Item will retail on RadiatorExpress.com for $500.00.

item fits the following applications with original plastic gas tanks:

Chevy Pick Up S10 Series 2003-2004,
GMC Pickup S15 Series,
4DR CREW CAB, Sonoma 2003-2004, GMC
Sonoma 2003-2004,
Isuzu Hombre 2003-2004,