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I got my oil changed yesterday and when the guy had popped the hood, there was antifreeze spilled out, and he said there was a hairline crack on the radiator that will only get bigger. He said he would put in a new radiator, parts and labor, for 300 dollars. Anyone think that's too much or a good price? And is there any aftermarket radiator I can get that would perform better or a radiator from another acura or honda that would bolt up and work?
 

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I got my oil changed yesterday and when the guy had popped the hood, there was antifreeze spilled out, and he said there was a hairline crack on the radiator that will only get bigger. He said he would put in a new radiator, parts and labor, for 300 dollars. Anyone think that's too much or a good price? And is there any aftermarket radiator I can get that would perform better or a radiator from another acura or honda that would bolt up and work?
I can tell you this..... neglecting this could and most likely will leave you with head gasket troubles. It has happened to many legend owners, including myself. Fix it now, or dont drive your car until you have the $$$ to get it fixed. $300 seams reasonable for the job as well. It would cost you that from Acura just for the rad, which would probable be the same one for the $300 price... a modine rad... good rads.

It may cost you $300 now or $2000-$3000 or a new engine in the future..... you make the choice.
 

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Okay. I am going this week and I will have my radiator replaced along with my timing belt and water pump changed and I will have the antifreeze replaced too. I think the guy said about 480 for the timing belt and water pump, so I'll just have that done too since the car hit 90k a week or two ago.
 

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300 bucks is too much !!! if you go to e-bay you can get an OEM for only 117.00 and aftermarket for 105.00. Let me guess the hair line crack is on top of next to the cap ?? I just got mine replace and did myself. It only took me 2 hours. If you know anything about cars you can do it yourself and save some money. If you take it to a shop they should only charge you 230 to 250 for parts and labor.

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I got new rad, timing belt installed for total $550 including all parts & labor from a Honda Specialist. Shop around.

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Got2Lovme9 said:
Let me guess the hair line crack is on top of next to the cap ??
Yeah! How'd you know? Is that a common problem with the Legend radiators?
 

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Roger

Was it you or another member who ordered a metal radiator and was not very happy with it?

I know these metal ones are supposed to be a better quality, but I read that one member was not happy with the metal rad...:confused:
 

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I replaced mine with an aluminum 3-row.. you should do the same.... cools really well....
 

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I replaced mine with an aluminum 3-row.. you should do the same.... cools really well....
Can you tell me where would I find this aluminum one? :D :D My radiator cracked with this tiny hair-line around the throttle cable bracket!!:confused: :confused: :mad: :mad: I replaced my OEM air box with this K&N intake and it was fine until the next morning, I discoverd some green anti-freeze dripping out of this thin-line crack.:( I guess everyone gets a term like this???:confused: Thanks a lot.

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