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Old 05-08-2002, 03:19 PM
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Thumbs down Cracked my radiator.

$650 for a new one! Does someone know a place I can get a less expensive 968 radiator? Are they the same as the 951 radiators? Would it be possible to weld the crack? I also need a new cap for the expansion tank because it doesn't hold more than 6 psi of pressure...where can I pick up one of those? Thanks!

On EDIT: $243.95 from Paragon, that ain't so bad. But what is this?

Note: All 968 using radiator 951.106.031.05 must also purchase part # 951.106.031.06 "Block Off Plate."
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Old 05-08-2002, 09:07 PM
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Depending on how perfect you want to keep your car, I bought a radiator from <a href="http://www.partsheaven.com" target="_blank">www.partsheaven.com</a> for $95 including shipping and a lower radiator hose. Although for a 83 944 na. They can be welded, but as well as being a band aid, it is also very expensive as the radiators are aluminum. Check with Parts Heaven they do sell new ones.
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Old 05-09-2002, 12:40 AM
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I have a used radiator for a 951/S2/968. It was in my car for 6 months before I removed it. It works perfectly and is in excellent condition. I don't need it since I upgraded to the new radiator from Performance Products. Make me an offer, I need to sell it.
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[quote]Originally posted by PorscheG96:
<strong>On EDIT: $243.95 from Paragon, that ain't so bad. But what is this?

Note: All 968 using radiator 951.106.031.05 must also purchase part # 951.106.031.06 "Block Off Plate."</strong><hr></blockquote>

The 951 and 968 w/6spd share the same radiator - but there's an additional line for the Turbo cars that is not used with the normally aspirated 968.
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Old 05-09-2002, 05:22 PM
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[quote]Originally posted by Skip:
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The 951 and 968 w/6spd share the same radiator - but there's an additional line for the Turbo cars that is not used with the normally aspirated 968.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I can't re-use the one that's currently on my 968 radiator? Thanks Skip.
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Old 05-09-2002, 06:12 PM
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We're not entirely sure, but it may be that the 968 specific radiator is not used - and in its place is a 951 radiator with the block-off plate. The best thing would be for you to check the part# from your radiator, check to see if it has the block-off plate, then make a decision if it should be used. You could also ask this to the 968.net folks - they should know for sure - maybe even try calling a dealer to see if they know. Sorry, I don't have the firm answer, but I would recommend unless you know otherwise, to order a new block-off plate as prescribed.

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Old 05-10-2002, 07:43 AM
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You have any connections with repair shops? They may be able to get you jobber pricing from SSF in S. San Francisco (http://www.ssfautoparts.com). Maybe they'll sponsor you in exchange for plastering your car with SSF stickers. I know Lance and a bunch of other club-racers get deals through them. I think Fletch is also on this list.
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