Chrysler 300 Radiators and Parts
If the engine or exhaust on your Chrysler 300 is overheating often or you’re seeing puddles of coolant under the hood or on your garage floor, it’s time to do something other than add more coolant and water. At a minimum, you could need a new hose. At most, you may need some extra Chrysler 300M parts to repair your car.Does a radiator need to be repaired or replaced?
Here are three clues to look for in your Chrysler 300M auto radiator to know if it needs to be replaced.
- Do a visual inspection to check for rust. Note whether the coolant has changed color and if there is visible debris in it. Replace it if the coolant looks like sludge.
- Check for ongoing leaks. If you still have a leak after flushing and refilling the coolant, consider replacing.
- If your 300M is overheating and quickly depleting the coolant, despite using leak sealers or trying other types of repairs, it’s a good idea to replace it sooner, rather than later.
OEM means original equipment manufacturer. It’s the same equipment that was used on the assembly line when your 300M vehicle came from the factory.What are aftermarket parts for Chrysler 300M?
An aftermarket part is produced by a manufacturer who is not an automaker. Some people may be concerned about quality when using an aftermarket part. Since there are so many manufacturers in the aftermarket, quality can vary greatly. On the other hand, the quality of some aftermarket equipment meets or exceeds that of OEM parts.How do you select the right 300M aftermarket manufacturer?
To choose the right aftermarket equipment for your 300M model, you should first become familiar with the types and styles as well as the type of materials they contain.
- Downflow vs. crossflow: Downflow is often a better fit for older auto engines. Crossflow does a better job at heat dissipation in high-performance high rpm engines.
- Copper brass vs. aluminum: Since it’s a good heat conductor, copper brass was used in older cars until the early 80s. Aluminum is stronger and lighter material.
- Tube size: Larger tube sizes provide more efficient cooling than those with more rows of smaller tubes.
You also need to know your vehicle’s details and specifications, which include the following:
- Engine compression ratio, horsepower, torque, and engine compartment space
- Type of fan, flex or electric
- Manual or automatic transmission type