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    Re: Broke down on my way back home...

    All my radiator failures have been associated with something that allowed the radiator to flex. In one case it was a loose mounting bolt. In another case it was a failed weld on a radiator support. Maybe a little inspection is in order
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    Re: Broke down on my way back home...

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    so it turns out it was the radiator

    i had pretty much ruled it out since i had a new radiator installed back in march

    this one was leaking really badly right in front of the w/p down low
    Mine went out on the Seville at 85k miles. The side tank had a small crack and it was weeping a bit of coolant. That was $500 spent I wish I had tried DIY'ing myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    I paid $95 and amazon shipped it for free.... to Hawaii!
    Mine was leaking from plastic tanks!
    Is that an OEM part? That's not bad at all. I think I'm going to do a cooling system overhaul on whatever Cadillac I decide to buy. I've learned from owning a BMW that it's important to get all of that stuff out of the way.

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    Re: Broke down on my way back home...

    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    All my radiator failures have been associated with something that allowed the radiator to flex. In one case it was a loose mounting bolt. In another case it was a failed weld on a radiator support. Maybe a little inspection is in order
    yeah there's more to this story but I'd rather not call out the parties at fault publicly

    for now lets just say i'm happy with the outcome even though i was 'inconvenienced' sunday night
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    Re: Broke down on my way back home...

    Quote Originally Posted by ryannel2003 View Post
    Mine went out on the Seville at 85k miles. The side tank had a small crack and it was weeping a bit of coolant. That was $500 spent I wish I had tried DIY'ing myself.

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    Is that an OEM part? That's not bad at all. I think I'm going to do a cooling system overhaul on whatever Cadillac I decide to buy. I've learned from owning a BMW that it's important to get all of that stuff out of the way.
    Yes, it was the OEM part. Delphi manufactures many parts for our cars, and GM pastes an Ac Delco label on it and sells it as OEM part. For example, our CVRSS systems, and many of actuators in our cars are actually made by Delphi.

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    Re: Broke down on my way back home...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_Automotive

    Delphi of today is no longer the Delphi of pre-2008
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    Re: Broke down on my way back home...

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_Automotive

    Delphi of today is no longer the Delphi of pre-2008
    I think Delphi is still a part supplier for GM and Cadillac, isn't it?

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    Yes. But as the wiki article details its not like it used to be and a lot of what used to be Delphi is no longer actually Delphi.
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