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1993 Chevy Silverado Radiator Replacement

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Replacing a bad radiator on my '93 Silverado.
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dee owens (4 months ago)
next time bring the camera over so people can see what your doing down there
farmboy30117 (4 months ago)
Sorry about that :(
Michael Duncan (9 months ago)
Do you know what size radiator this was? Mine was a 1 1/4 wide I replaced it with a 2 1/4 wide radiator.. Now my temp doesn't go past 180° but I dont think the radiator would cause that, still got good heat and ac.. Took a temp gun and aimed it at the thermostat housing and it read 195°-214°
farmboy30117 (9 months ago)
I don't remember but I wouldn't worry about it. It could be the coolant temp sensor is a little off or the gauge. Sounds like the thermostat is working. A bad coolant temp gauge will cause the engine to run rich though.
sneakypete187 (1 year ago)
I have to replace my radiator tomorrow on my 95 C1500 because its leaking in the same area yours was leaking. Doesn't look like its going to be a big ordeal at all. My radiator and the hoses are still factory originals and the truck has 193,000 miles on it. The only thing I have added was a factory trans cooler that I got at the junk yard off another GM truck. A 96-98 C/K I believe and it bolted up fine to my core support. I just had to splice the lines to install it because the lines on that truck were different a size. Thanks for the video.
farmboy30117 (1 year ago)
Thanks bud! Hope it goes well!
LoneSStar 3 (1 year ago)
hey man just installed a radiator in my 93 454 with new thermostat and water pump and it's still getting hot any ideas on what to do to fix this thanks man
farmboy30117 (1 year ago)
454's put out a lot of heat.  I hope you put a good quality 4-core rad in it.  Make sure the fan shroud is in good shape too.
LoneSStar 3 (1 year ago)
+farmboy30117 yeah fan clutch is good...I'm stumped.. gonna take everything back apart to recheck ...
farmboy30117 (1 year ago)
Have you checked your fan clutch to make sure it locks up when it's hot?
David Holden (2 years ago)
Nice Job, great quality video, very educational.
farmboy30117 (2 years ago)
+David Holden Thanks David, I appreciate that!
leo mackiney (2 years ago)
great. i need to know how to remove the shroud.... that part was skipped.
Xavier Xavier (2 years ago)
Good video I noticed you just let the antifreeze just drop in the ground it's best to all use a drain pan and if you don't want to lose your antifreeze open the bottom drain plug and save it or return it to your local auto parts store so it can be disposed of the correct way another thing I didn't see you plug or cap off the oil cooler connections on the Radiator maybe you did but didn't get around to record that part I'm sure you have saved a many of truckers some cash let me add to this fellow truck lover one can also use distilled water instead of just regular water thanks for the great video and taking your time to share your knowledge A+++++ I leave my radiator cap off till my thermostat opens then I top it off thanks again. 🙂 this is for you from us in the trucking world you rock 🇺🇸🍺
farmboy30117 (2 years ago)
I'll be sure to ask next time I'm at the auto parts store.  I do the same thing as far as mixing 50/50.  I suppose if you live in a very cold climate, you'd mix a little stronger on the antifreeze, but for the south the 50/50 mix is the way to go.
Xavier Xavier (2 years ago)
+farmboy30117 Your right they don't post that they take antifreeze but over here in Texas if you ask the parts store they do have a drum to dump it and I never have used full strength antifreeze I use one gallon of non mixed antifreeze then I add the distilled water to top it off now I have heard if you use nothing but antifreeze it will be to strong for ones cooling system I'm not 100% sure thats what I was told I have been using this formula for many years and to date it has done my right my trucks radiator good it lasted 23 years in fact it just shelled out and it was due to one of the plastic tanks cracked the core was still in good condition but I just replaced it with a all aluminum radiator including the tanks from radiators4less a seller on eBay I stepped up to a 3 row for only $199.00 to me that's a good price and more insurance for this Texas heat. 🌅🌡
farmboy30117 (2 years ago)
+Xavier Xavier Yeah, I don't know of any place to take antifreeze to for recycling in my area.  I don't believe that autozone or advance takes it, or if they do, they don't advertise it.  I normally do use distilled water to mix with full strength antifreeze.  Not sure about the oil cooler connections, I have to check to see if they're plugged.  Trans cooler is hooked up.
Cyranod77 (2 years ago)
Good video.  Thanks
farmboy30117 (2 years ago)
+Cyranod77 Thanks, and you're welcome!
Kevin Hamby (3 years ago)
I was burning tranny after tranny up in my truck and the tranny guy asked me what I was doing I told him I use on the farm pulling to loaded trailers of peanuts so he gave me a external big transmission cooler if I was u it would hurt to install one cuz a cool tranny is a happy tranny I know u prolly think it's off subject but just a thought
Kevin Hamby (3 years ago)
That's right lol
farmboy30117 (3 years ago)
You're absolutely correct.  If I was planning on pulling anything with it, I'd definitely do that.  That's why I kept my dually ;)
Dillan Burkett (3 years ago)
I just replaced my radiator, suckers at autozone sold me a radiator with oil cooler (which my 93 don't have), I just stopped up the inlet and it works fine
farmboy30117 (3 years ago)
Yep, totally separate circuit.  I think they just stock those so that it will fit all of the trucks. 
Elora Dawson (3 years ago)
thanks for the vid people like u on youtube really help with every project iv had thank you again man keep them comeing my 93 z71 still needs work
Kenneth Kuhlman (3 years ago)
Thanks for your video! I have needed to replace my radiator for years(the leak was at the top so it still ran fine) and this video really helped!
farmboy30117 (3 years ago)
Glad it helped!
klc317 (4 years ago)
Is that the same truck you just put the new engine in?  Guess that explains the coolant loss!!  Gotta love older trucks and their plain green coolant.  Newer ones take very specific / expensive types.  I change out the coolant in ours every few years and it takes the gold Ford coolant....not cheap.
farmboy30117 (4 years ago)
Yes, I wish my mechanic had noticed that radiator before he put it back.  I just figured I was loosing it from the intake manifold leaks.  I remember when Dex-cool first came out and you could only buy it from GM $20/gal.  That stuff is crap.
Larry Paul Burnett (4 years ago)
I'm so proud you to replacing that old radiator for 1993 Chevy Silverado. I hope that plastic tank radiators will last longer for sure. I say Aluminum Radiators are so better will last longer
farmboy30117 (4 years ago)
It had an aluminum one on it.  If it was factory, it lasted 170K miles. 
Junior D (4 years ago)
Last time mine had a hairline crack below the top hose, those plastic radiators are known for cracking...
aliasunknown1030 (4 months ago)
Junior D took mine 160,000 miles to crack but yes thats where they give eventually.
farmboy30117 (4 years ago)
That's what I've heard too.  Looks like this one was where the tubes met the side.
Mine split directly in front of where the upper radiator hose connects, on the front side. I bought a large drain pan that I use only for antifreeze. Buying $12 gallons of  coolant got too expensive.
farmboy30117 (4 years ago)
Yeah I hear that's where most split.  Must be a weak area.  I used to do that and use a pump and filter to strain it but my pump broke.

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