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Old 10-19-2018, 08:27 AM
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Default New Radiator for the Tractor TC40DA

So the rad. has been leaking for awhile, known issue, but it was small.
Well recently it got worse, so time for a new radiator, the local dealer
wanted $667, WTF!?! Okay did some digging, found one on Amazon for
$382 Prime. Now at least this thing is 100% metal no plastic tanks.
Easy job to replace. Drained and flushed the system and new red coolant.

You can see in the first picture where the coolant has removed the paint
The seam leaks. I am going to try to fix the old one, but we used the
tractor almost daily so I cannot have it down for long. If I can fix it, it
will just get stored up on the shelf for next time.

The new Clancy radiator was a perfect fit. Maybe JohnBoy knows the guys?

The new mechanic is a little dodgy.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:15 AM
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So you took a paycheck away from a local store. How can the little guy stay in business and have what you need in stock if you will not buy from them? Lol.
Did the local store have it on hand, or would they have to order it in. If they did not stock it, Then $300 markup seems pretty steep. Good thing the internet has made more competition for the little guy to price shop.


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Old 10-19-2018, 09:25 AM
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g'wan the boys!!!!!!


never done business with them, but know where they are, only an hour from here, I went to college in Limerick.

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Old 10-19-2018, 10:40 AM
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Ron, take the old radiator to a shop and have it cleaned, some OEM's use sealers in the cooling systems from day one. Had all kinds of fun trying to fix a crack in a soldered seam on a radiator last year. Turned out to be the factory had added block seal in that year and model tractor. They had a problem with porous spots in the water jackets. Did not leak into the engine, but would weep out of the block.
I gave up trying to fix it, the owner took it to a local shop to have them clean and repair the crack. They cleaned it and fixed that crack but another one showed up when we installed it
This time my big electric soldering iron was enough to chase the crack to ground. I resoldered the whole seam as the crappy solder would crack ahead of the iron.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:48 AM
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So you took a paycheck away from a local store. How can the little guy stay in business and have what you need in stock if you will not buy from them? Lol.
Did the local store have it on hand, or would they have to order it in. If they did not stock it, Then $300 markup seems pretty steep. Good thing the internet has made more competition for the little guy to price shop.
Local was a week out or better on the radiator, could not give me a solid
date. They did have the thermostat and gasket in stock for $58, another
WTF? But I did buy those from them. I try to go local but pricing has to
be close, in stock is a big help, but when the local guy is weeks out and
Amazon is 2 days and A LOT cheaper and not Chinese, it makes it tough.

I would not be surprised if the CNH radiators were made by Clancy. It was
an exact match.

Before I bought it I as the seller on Amazon if it was Chinese, the answer
inside of 15 minutes was no Irish. I placed the order.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:17 PM
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At least the reseller was Irish who knows where they got that rad but the sticker was made in Ireland
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:23 PM
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Reminds me that I have a leak on the Allis, and need to rod the radiator on the Case

Wanna bet that I'll probably unsolder more than I wind up soldering

And, will probably wind up buying a new radiator for the Case cause I can't get the old one back together again anywhere straight, or leak free
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:28 PM
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...The new mechanic is a little dodgy...
Yeah, but I bet he was cheap...

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...Local was a week out or better on the radiator, could not give me a solid
date. They did have the thermostat and gasket in stock for $58, another
WTF? But I did buy those from them. I try to go local but pricing has to
be close, in stock is a big help, but when the local guy is weeks out and
Amazon is 2 days and A LOT cheaper and not Chinese, it makes it tough...
I try to buy local as much as I can; Canadian products as much as possible, but of course that doesn't happen all the time. Being close to a major city helps but there are times when you just can't get what you want.

Another big thing is shipping. Some of the shippers--UPS is a good example--charge pretty healthy fees for taking a package across the border. Smaller items that can go in the mail are not too bad but we don't have anything like your flat rate boxes. Something like that up here would be really cool...
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Yeah, but I bet he was cheap...
Not so much...
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