How many baffles can be damaged (pushed in - say from a wreck) for the radiator to no longer work properly? Anyone have an opinion on this?
Welcome to Master Mechanic ranking, Mr. 500+ posts.my guess would be that if even 1 baffle is damaged all the way from top to bottom, it would cease to work right. I'm assuming that you're referring to your poor TB. If the front end is trashed, I'd call the radiator trashed. When I was 18, I ran into this old guy's pickup. Crunched my hood pretty good, but the radiator appeared to work perfectly still. Hope this helps in the guessing stage of things