Rated 1 out of 5 by poorquality2222 poor quality
The box it came in was damaged.
It stated online that it was to come complete with all the hardware. It did not. The core was out of square. That said I could only use 3 out of the 4 mounting features. This also made mounting the fan using only 3 out of 4 mounting features. I should have returned it. But I needed a working van. And could not wait another 4-5 days for an replacement.
December 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ShatnerMechanic Spectra Radiator
Perfect fit. The whole replacement took less than a half hour.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nbraa Perfect Fit - 2001 Toyota 4Runner LTD Auto 4x4
Looks exactly like the one I pulled out but that could have been a replacement too as I bought the SUV with 225,000k on it. Old one crack at the top plastic head. It has in/out line connections for automatic transmission cooler. Easy repair too, Im no mechanic, did it my self in 45 min. saved $$$. Flushed and filled with Toyota "Red" Long Life Coolant & Distilled Water, don't use anything else. Good idea to pressure test the cap and system if you can. Also a good time to test the mechanical temp valve that opens the engine to the radiator, its on the engine side of the lower radiator hose. Got it on Black Friday for about $100 after discount! 4 stars for the use of plastic caps instead of metal on the top and bottom. Had to reuse my old radiator and I don't think there is a drain valve, just had to pull the bottom hose clap to flush. I believe it has a life time warranty, keeping the receipt.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stang Ease of installation
Ordered online and picked it up the next day...received an email, went to the store. Done deal...installed it in an hour. Excellent service / product.
December 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BucketTrucker Broken support post
The box that the radiator came in was undamaged, so I did not uncrate it until I was ready for the installation. I removed my old radiator, uncrated the new and then I discovered that the lower support post was busted off the new one. The radiator was unusable because the hole was all the way into the lower chamber. Pep Boys was great, my local store gladly took the radiator back and refunded my purchase price, but then I was stuck without a radiator. They weren't able to locate another one so I had to find a replacement radiator from another source.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DIYIfUCan Spectra Premium Radiator
Good quality at a great price. A nightmare to install - but it was due to the vehicle, not the radiator. Would definitely recommend.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Campbellsoup Great fit, better than anticipated
After reviewing several other brands, I'm glad I went with this brand. All the bolt holes lined up and it even had a drain cock that the radiator that I was replacing didn't have. The only things I had to modify was the top brackets that hold the radiator in place. Not a big issue, the Spectra was narrower than the one I was replacing. I just had to add more padding btw the brackets and the top of the radiator.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 31Ford Great Quality, Even better price & service!
This is my second radiator purchase from Pep Boys.
Same result both times. Very satisfied!
December 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BARKYBOY Fit like a glove
I have done the procedure before so the installation was quite easy. This radiator was a perfect match for the original. I' looking forward to several more years of service from this product so time ill tell if this one is as good as the original. I wished that the housing was brass instead of plastic like the old days but I suppose the cost would have been prohibitive.
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KILO Well made product
Radiator was top notch for being a 2 row radiator!!
December 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jaye Purchased oil and anti-freeze
Sale person was friendly. My oil was the wrong required for my vehicle.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dgeeghjvdekxz WOW
The thing really held water
November 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LiquidAwesome Basic single-core OEM replacment
It's decent. It works as a basic stock replacement, but like stock it's disposable. It suffers from the same pitfalls as the stock radiator--aluminum bonded to plastic. The top tank will eventually crack (5-10 years). The install was relatively easy (unplug cables, drain, unplug hoses, remove, replace, reconnect everything, flush with distilled water, and refill with coolant). The stock A/C fan shroud fit, but not especially well.
This particular model works for the manual and automatic transmissions. If you have a manual, just ignore the ATF hose connections. The Spectra Premium radiator DOES NOT include a 170 deg 16 psi cap so you'll need to get one. It's made in Canada and comes with a LIFETIME warranty so scan your receipt and save it digital because you'll need it again in 5-10 years.
Remember to flush your coolant every three years (and replace your cap & thermostat) to avoid replacing this radiator for longer. This works for now, but I'll get an all-aluminum model next time. Good luck.
97 Acura Integra LS
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by robstop Great Product
An exact fit for my 2006 Equinox!
November 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Papasquatch No drain plug!
So far so good. The one and only thing that really stands out from this radiator is that there is NO DRAIN PLUG. Draining this radiator is a mess.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dunlop63 Excellent Product, Excellent Service
The radiator cost about half of what other companies wre charging because they had a $20 off plus free shipping. IT ARRIVED ONLY ONE DAY AFTER I ORDERED IT!! I couldn't believe how quickly I received the product. The radiator fit my car beautifully and now I don't have any radiator leaks. Excellent product, excellent quick shipping and customer service. I'm a very satisfied customer.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abdullah Perfect fit.
Perfect fit,reasonably price and excellent customer service from Pep Boys.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by handler same specs as the original from GM.
this radiator look just the OEM part. and has a strong life time warranty. performance cooling pretty much the same as the original part from the factory.for durability we just have to wait and see,(the original I`m guessing lasted probably since the vehicle was made, it has the tag and part number from GM.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lightuptheville Nice Rad For The Price
great fit nice packaged
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punky This product was extremely durable
I was impressed that the radiator had the hose clamps for the two small hoses. It was very simple to install. The price was insane with the 20 dollar off any radiator coupon.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by louisb yes better than what i thought it to be
everything was as you stated. fit perfect
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChuckinAZ Perfect match
It was a perfect match for the radiator it replaced, everything needed was included. Arrived in a timely manner.
November 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by acm77 Radiator did not fit my 1989 V6 Toyota SR5 Pickup
The radiator was about an inch taller than the original/oem radiator I needed to replace. The hood could not be closed due to that extra inch. No other way around it. I had to return the item to the store.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Romano1 CU1830 Radiator is Direct Fit and works
The CU1830 is made in China as opposed to Canada like in the past. It is a direct fit like the OEM radiator. One of the 2 transmission oil cooler fitting plastic locks broke upon installation (cheap plastic). There is no linear sponge on top nor the bottom of the radiator like there was on the OEM radiator.
However, overall after (2) weeks of use, the radiator does indeed cool the engine well. The price was most reasonable.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Joe6P Perfect fit
I replaced my 21 year old radiator on my Lexus SC400 after it started leaking from the upper section.
This radiator cost a fraction of the original one. It sure is lighter in weight but is perfect fit and it appears to work like the original one..
Only time will tell how long it will last but for now I’m very satisfied with the radiator and Pep Boys customer care.
October 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeeF Works great!
No leaks or issues with this radiator. It functions just fine.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mt62hiboy Great Radiator
October 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by sambro Cracked after seven months
Wanted to give a review in response to durability and longevity. The radiator was a good fit. Just developed a crack today with a leak. Need to replace again, but will be going with a different brand.
October 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TinKicker2 Radiator
Product arrived on time and in good condition. Survey could use some work.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bryants Spectra Premium Radiator
Spectra Premium Radiator was good and easy to put in. One thing the over flow valve was to big compared to the tank and had to use tie wraps. Arrived in two days and I picked it up down the street.
October 17, 2014