Yes, that was a good tip! I finally had a chance to swap radiators this weekend, used a Koyo model and got it done in one afternoon. Took it out for a test drive this evening and it runs like new, no overheating problems, even uphill accelerating on the highway w/ the AC on! Thank you all for the great website and advice.
Some advice of my own for other DIY mechanics - the engine drain plug is a bear to get at, had to use a 1/2" drive ratchet w/ 2" extension and universal joint to get it out. Sometimes the owner's manual is a good source too - I flipped through it after finishing and discovered I was supposed to put non-hardening sealant and a new washer on the plug; Chilton's never told me that! We'll see how long it holds for without leaking.
Monday, February 12th, 2007 AT 10:52 PM