I have a 1980 200sx that needs a new or rebuilt radiator. Is the factory installed radiator copper or aluminum core?

Asked by Dec 17, 2014 at 02:56 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1980 Datsun 200sx 4 cylinder with original radiator. Mfg. by Nissan but still has Datsun make.

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Have you thought about just taking the radiator out and down to a radiator shop?

I have been told two different things by radiator shops related to my question of copper or aluminum. I want to know who knows what they are talking about.


I did a search for your radiator and they're very scarce... didn't find any. I always figured all my radiators were brass.... Regardless, if you end up with a remanufactured radiator, it will certainly be one that was repaired and pressure testsed.

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