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Old 11-29-2010, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by edjack View Post
I'm not sure you can buy the radiator tanks separately
I understand. I was just surprised how pristine my core radiator looked, and how flimsy the plastic was, and that the only thing in between was a little rubber gasket.

Just like with the headlight adjusters and abs control module, a little bit of non-BMW American ingenuity could outsmart the inherent built-in BMW material flaws.

So, I'm "suggesting" that a "fabricator" out there, might consider making the end plates out of aluminum, and they can then do a booming business "rebuilding" radiators by swapping out the plastic plates with aluminum ones.

Here's a picture of the side of the radiator core with the side plastic removed. There's only the crimp and a rubber gasket. That's it.

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