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Regal Radiator
« on: September 26 2015, 09:13:28 PM »
http://shepherdautoparts.com/autoparts/all_aluminum_radiator/buick/regal/1987/w5XDlcObw5fDkcK7w5vDksOVw5HDjsOQwqLCog==.htm

I guess Ill have to measure how wide the one in the car is. Does this one appear to have trans and engine oil coolers?
They have a different size one too. And a 2 row one.

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« Reply #1 on: September 26 2015, 10:50:41 PM »
Does not list one for our cars so I'm sure it has no oil cooler

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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #2 on: February 02 2016, 12:10:19 PM »
I did not purchase but I exchanged emails with OSC.  And they confirmed that their radiator had both engine oil and trans coolers, and the correct style.  I found them on rockauto.  They have some interesting youtube videos about their products.

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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #3 on: December 26 2017, 09:41:34 AM »
Hey folks, had to rise this topic because at the moment I need a new rad for my 87 Regal (3.8 L turbo).
Now, I see the prices ranging from 2k to $90. Now, what's the difference?
I mean, I know what's the config of the rad that I need, I've got the part numbers that will fit (3090094 - here is it, by the way, maybe someone will be searching for it).
But I mean from the quality and durability points of view... Does it really matter if I grab one for $200 or for $1.800?


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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #4 on: December 26 2017, 09:44:33 AM »
Let me tell you this - if it doesn't really matter, the option I consider is this one.
https://www.carid.com/1987-buick-regal-engine-cooling-parts/apdi-radiator-22122860.html?parentsubmodel[]=ENGINE|3.8L
The other brands I am also looking at:
Sherman
ACDelco
Cardone
OSC
Spectra premium

Any recommendation s about these guys are appreciated.

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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #5 on: December 26 2017, 01:50:41 PM »
I wouldn't put a $90 radiator in my Regal. If you just want a crutch to hold you over a bit ok but not permanent.

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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #6 on: December 26 2017, 02:16:37 PM »
I run a cheapass F Body rad in my car with twin fans. I ditched the oil cooler and use a separate trans cooler.

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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #7 on: December 26 2017, 02:38:13 PM »
F body rad here as well. Feather light, and cools better than my factory one did. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this for much hotter climates though.
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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #8 on: December 26 2017, 05:13:24 PM »
I would recommend it all day long.    Since they can be bought for $70 shipped with a lifetime warranty, an external cooler or two really isn't too much to ask.  They flat out work, AND knock a bunch of weight of the nose.



ESP when you consider that EVERY car with an auto trans should already have one in the first place.
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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #9 on: December 27 2017, 02:43:39 PM »
I bought the ebay alum , 2 row  rad, (about $120)   added external trans (big!) and oil coolers,
added  dual fans,
at 1st thought  fans didn't work as  never came on, using laser temp gun, showed temps to be  under 160,
all the time,  so went  with 180 stat, car NEVER gets warm, ever!
my personal opinion....... . you can never cool a trans to much!  yes, if  its 20 below maybe,
 but if your  on boost alot,  as much rad, and trans cooler as you can fit.

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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #10 on: December 28 2017, 08:17:52 AM »
Hopefully, it gets to 180 degs indicating the thermostat is working!
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Re: Regal Radiator
« Reply #11 on: December 30 2017, 10:47:21 AM »
it works great!   in AZ, with temps of 100+ a/c on full blast, and temp gauge  reads 180
all the time,  fans cycle on and off,



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