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Radiator Replacement in Houston Area?

Old 06-19-2014, 03:38 PM
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Radiator Replacement in Houston Area?

I've got a leak in my radiator. The dealer is quoting around $960 to replace with a stock radiator or around $750 for an aftermarket radiator (not sure which one). Does anyone in the Houston area have a mechanic they would recommend for replacing the radiator?
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That labor is through the roof, or the parts are. Here is an OEM replacement Koyo radiator from Mazmart for $142 MT or $170 AT: MAZMART - Serving The Mazda Community Since 1980. RX8 Radiator - 2004-08

I think i replaced mine in my garage in about 90 minutes, including a new coolant bottle and 7 of the 9 coolant lines.

I'm sure you can get a better quote on labor too...
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for the info. Do you know of any DIY info? I searched around a little, but didn't see any obvious threads.
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Got to use Google search

site:rx8club.com DIY replace radiator

The first result is the DIY, the second result is "lessons learned" from doing it.
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Ah, good point. Thanks for the help.
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