Mishimoto st185

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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:29 pm

I can sadly report that the Mishimoto rad. is now leaking. The leak is at the filler neck where it meets the tank. I did a little research and it looks to be a very common issue with the other car communities. Most of them say Mishimoto is a breeze to deal with for warranties though, we shall see. The cap Mishimoto supplies is another very common complaint I found and is easy to see why. Very cheap stamped sheet metal. Ill be looking for a different cap I can use as well. Hopefully they have revised the design and have a welded on fill neck instead. Can't say I'm to pleased considering I purchased only last April.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby warracer » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:25 am

wow sucks man , thats not even 6 months.... :(
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:44 am

warracer wrote:wow sucks man , thats not even 6 months.... :(

It was April of '12 so it has lasted a bit over a year. Not by much though!
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby Droptop93 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:16 am

Be sure to keep us posted. Any pics of leaking area?
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:35 am

This was just off idle warm up. When I drive it sprays all over my wrinkle black. It's gay.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby Droptop93 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:03 am

Hmmmm does this change your view on their product? I think I'm gonna order one over a standard one from the parts store, still undecided..

My current radiator is leaking just sitting in driveway not even pressurised due to not running atm
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:41 pm

I still think its a very good radiator for the cost. It performs well it just has a couple downfalls. Mishimoto is awesome with their warranties and definatley stand behind their product. My new one is on its way and I only had to pay shipping for it.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby Meurz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:53 pm

It's not THAT bad when it's the radiator. But what if it happens to your rods? Sorry bout your short block, we'll send a replacement rod! I'd rather have something that won't break instead of nice customer care when it breaks. :shrug:

Hope your new rad holds up longer. :)
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:46 pm

The radiator is fixable. It wasn't anything catastrophic or something that made the rad. junk. Flaws happen, especially on an assembly line.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby kn0wledge185 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:28 pm

CSAlltrac wrote:The radiator is fixable. It wasn't anything catastrophic or something that made the rad. junk. Flaws happen, especially on an assembly line.

Hey csalltrac what fans did you use on your rad...... Reason I'm asking just recived my mishimoto rad and Two 12' slim fans but I forgot to get the universal kit for the fans....
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby GT4_DRED » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:41 pm

CSAlltrac wrote:Image

I think I'm going to weld a bead around that area when mine gets in..
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby CSAlltrac » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:08 pm

I'm using the stock fan, it bolts right on with little effort. They told me it welded from inside. If it happens again that's all I'm going to do is weld the outside of it. Pretty easy fix.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby kn0wledge185 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:01 am

Cool thanks
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby kn0wledge185 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:42 am

Hose from hell..... Name fits it perfectly.
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Re: Mishimoto st185

Postby kn0wledge185 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 am

Hose from hell
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