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    Looks like I will need to replace radiator in 96 Silverado with 5.7 Vortec. Any suggestions/recommendations on brand and appropriate costs. I aint looking for a performance brand just one that if well cared for i.e. yearly flushes, correct coolant,etc will last a few years. Thaniks
    96 Silverado Ext Cab SWB 5.7 Vortec

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    I would go with the Murray brand from oreileys, they are cheap but well constructed and fit very well. They also have a lifetime warranty.
    Also you say correct coolant. I wouldnt keep the dex cool in there, i would flush it out and go with the universal green coolant. The main reason is Dexcool is known to cause alot of other issues.


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    Schedule with friend to replace radiator. He got one for 120 bucks plus 120 labor and 50 to Flush. One more problem solved.Thanks for advice

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    Cooling system has been flushed, radiator replaced and pressure tested. Next up either front end or shocks.

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