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71714 | Radiator Isolator Bushings - Chevrolet K1500 4WD
Radiator Isolator Bushings | 1988-1998 Chevy c1500
The radiator is an essential part of a vehicle's anatomy that helps regulate temperature throughout the vehicles engine. When the vehicle goes down a bumpy road or a rough dirt path, the radiator isolators hold the radiator in place and protect the neighboring parts from collision. When these isolators give out, it can cause engine warp, overheating, and an excess oil burn up. The 71714 radiator isolator bushings are made of polyurethane, a material that has more stability and resilience than factory-made rubber parts and are the best replacement for radiator isolators.
What Happens when old Isolators Fail?
The radiators purpose is to regulate the temperature of the engine. A vehicle like the Chevy c1500 that carries large loads across long distances can cause the engine to heat up and eventually damage the rubber bushings. If the radiator came loose and broke by impacting on neighboring parts, then the coolant would not reach the engine regularly. When that happens, the engine begins to overheat which can cause the cylinder heads to warp, burn up to much oil or even catch fire in extreme circumstances.
The Cost of the Damages
The cost for fixing problems like these can be large. The price of a new radiator is priced at around $150 and that doesn't even cover the cost of labor if you go to a garage. The neighboring parts might also require repair or replacement based on how loose the radiator was. The vehicle was made back in 1998, so if you are still using the factory supplied bushings, it would be best to get them replaced as soon as possible. With the 71714 Prothane Radiator isolators, the radiator will be more secure, safe and resilient against the dangers that could drive it loose.
Polyurethane or Rubber?
These isolators are made out of a material called polyurethane which resists the physical trauma that the above mentioned problems cause. Also, the isolators are resilient to the heat that the engine would emit because of the strain that the Chevrolet c1500 Pickup 1998 might go through when hauling a large load. Rubber bushings absorb more vibrations than polyurethane, but poly can last the lifetime of the vehicle. The bushings are covered by Prothane's lifetime warranty because they are very confident in their performance.
So if you are looking to replace those rubber bushings for something that is more resilient and can keep the radiator more secure, then pick up a set of these 71714 Radiator Isolator Bushings as soon as possible.
Product Reviews for 71714 | Radiator Isolator Bushings - Chevrolet K1500 4WD
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starstarstarstarstar" Very good "
Ordering was easy. The parts were good quality.verified_user Verified Buyer - Chris Griffin - . Prothane 71714 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Perfect "
Fit perfectly for my 1990 454ss.verified_user Verified Buyer - Adam j. Schwartz - . Prothane 71714 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" I like the product "
Im really impressed with the product. Only problem had was the first set of bushings ordered and installed were not the right set. I waited for the response of the correct bushings. I ended up ordering these and these are the correct ones. So I had to purchase two sets and finally get the right ones for my application.verified_user Verified Buyer - Chad DeSpain - . Prothane 71714 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Review 2 Years Later "
A quality part no doubt but unusable for my application.\n1996 Chevy K-1500 w/6.5 Turbo Diesel.verified_user Verified Buyer - Paul Weddle - . Prothane 71714 - 5 out of 5