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Old 08-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question Radiator mount issue

this is on a 97 3.8 camaro.Went out to check a few things today and found the mount across the front was loose and the Rad hanging out some.Tried to pull everything back in and tighten the bracket,but it takes so much force to pull it in it will never stay.Now the right side sits fine,but don't know if it's being held in some by the intake elbow
Can someone post a pic of thiers??
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The radiator is where it's supposed to be.
the fan shroud is what is loose, there's a bolt missing.
The bolt probably went into the part of the radiator bracket that is broken off and missing next to the radiator cap.
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The radiator is where it's supposed to be.
the fan shroud is what is loose, there's a bolt missing.
The bolt probably went into the part of the radiator bracket that is broken off and missing next to the radiator cap.

Thx,should there be bolts in the other two hols in what's left of the bracket? so the broken side should look like the last pic then?

Looks like i'll have to get a new piece then....
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You shouldn't have to "force" them together. As you said in the opening post. If they are the same as mine, the a/c condenser, radiator and fan shroud should lock in together. Mine has NO bolts. All 3 interlock together with tabs. If the tabs on the radiator are broke, then u will have an issue, cos then they will be loose, and never be snug together. Then just sit at the bottom on insulators in holes. If it is lines up correctly, all I had to do is pull on all of them forward and mount the air intake on top, the air intake holds them in place at the top.
Only bolts I had to remove were the 4 bolts that hold the air intake down on top of the radiator. I just replaced my radiator a few weeks ago.
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Thx,should there be bolts in the other two hols in what's left of the bracket? so the broken side should look like the last pic then?

Looks like i'll have to get a new piece then....
Yes, the broken side should look like the last pic.
That upper shroud is the upper radiator mount ( holds the radiator in place ) in our cars.
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Yes, the broken side should look like the last pic.
That upper shroud is the upper radiator mount ( holds the radiator in place ) in our cars.
As NavyVet said, this is correct and the other side should look just like your last pic.
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Thx for the help guys.That must be a dealer part,can't find it on rockauto,maybe i'll try the salvage yards nearby unless you guys know of elsewhere??
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quick question since this is still a fairly new thread.... I have an lt1 engine and transmission (bought a 1985 iroc z vehicle as a shell and in the process of putting in lt1). need to know if I use an iroc radiator or one from a newer vehicle?
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or does it even matter?
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I would say the IROC radiator. The LT1 one might not fit right (mount) right. Or it may fit. Don't really know. Would have to compare them.
But I still say the IROC one. I checked, they take a different model number radiator.
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You need the LT1 radiator due to the reverse flow colling system.
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You need the LT1 radiator due to the reverse flow colling system.
Oh, well there u go. Forgot about it being reverse.
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You need the LT1 radiator due to the reverse flow colling system.
This.. Or like in my application I had a radiator custom made for my application/specifications.
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thanks guys.. not trying to take ove thread.. thought it was related thanks.
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thanks guys.. not trying to take ove thread.. thought it was related thanks.
You don't need an LT1 radiator. The LT1 radiators are no different than the LS1 radiators in terms of coolant routing. That said, you should probably go with a quality aftermarket radiator for your build.

P.S. SLP sold LT1 radiators as "heavy duty" radiators for LS1 cars. I installed an LT1 radiator on my car when I accidentally broke part of the plastic end tank on my LS1 radiator, and average coolant temps dropped noticeably.
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You don't need an LT1 radiator. The LT1 radiators are no different than the LS1 radiators in terms of coolant routing. .
Well, there u go... So my guess wasn't a bad guess after all :-P and ya, +1 on an after market one. Wish I could have done that when I replaced my radiator. Didn't have the extra funds to get a dual core one. Would've been all aluminum.
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Well, there u go... So my guess wasn't a bad guess after all :-P and ya, +1 on an after market one. Wish I could have done that when I replaced my radiator. Didn't have the extra funds to get a dual core one. Would've been all aluminum.
You don't really need an aftermarket radiator for most NA LS1 F-bodies. An SLP/LT1 radiator does just fine if you're looking for a boost in cooling capacity. Hell, I know a guy locally with a 650+rhwp Procharged LS1 F-body that runs a stock radiator.
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You don't really need an aftermarket radiator for most NA LS1 F-bodies. An SLP/LT1 radiator does just fine if you're looking for a boost in cooling capacity. Hell, I know a guy locally with a 650+rhwp Procharged LS1 F-body that runs a stock radiator.
Ya I know, just thought the extra cooling would be better. And worth the extra $60. But..... I didn't have the extra $60 at the time I needed the radiator.
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Ya I know, just thought the extra cooling would be better. And worth the extra $60. But..... I didn't have the extra $60 at the time I needed the radiator.
well in that case.. any suggestions on brand? price?
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well in that case.. any suggestions on brand? price?
What's your budget ? And are you now looking at factory replacement or an upgraded one ? The factory replacement I got for my LS1 was 109.99 + tax at O'Reilly's.
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