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Old 07-31-2010, 02:37 AM
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I'm wondering if we missed something here ... so I ask to double check ...

In the parts list for the cooling system overhaul, there is no mention of stocking the problematic Behr OEM nipple (see photo below) that often breaks (it did on me just a few hours ago and all I was doing was removing the fan shroud for the alternator repair).

Research (details here) show the Behr nipple to break often but that it's not a separate part in RealOEM yet it is an available $2 part from AutoHauzAZ yet it seems to be made stronger in the Nissens radiator.

So, I'm a bit confused.

Anyone who has actually done this job could confirm the question below:

If you're replacing a Behr with a Nissens, do you need to also order the problematic nipple?

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