Update October 2016: More than a year, still going strong with zero problems.
This was a perfect fit in my 98 CRV LX AWD. Quality seems excellent and it is working great so far.
I do most of my own work on my Hondas and this took me about 4 hours including the thermostat and transmission fluid change. Would probably take me 3 hours if I did it again. I also replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses but not the transmission fluid hoses which are just regular smaller diameter hoses that connect to the bottom of the radiator.
The radiator came with no extra hardware other than the nuts for mounting the 2 fans but all the old parts worked fine despite being 18 years old and a little rusty. It does have the plastic drain plug in it too.
I purchased this Denso radiator as a replacement in my 2001 Honda CR-V. The Honda rad lasted for 187K miles, with appropriate maintenance. (I also run slightly less than 50% coolant for my environment (over 50% distilled water.)) It began dripping at a metal-plastic seam at the top, and, once removed, had a noticeable bulging hairline crack ready to breach directly across from the upper hose connector, so this was just in time. The black plastic was discolored yellow at these areas, but is a real testament to the quality of the material used. While I had no real reservations about using a non-OEM part based on reviews, ($50 on up auto parts stores), this wasn't an urgent fix, and I was impressed by the Honda's quality and longevity, and so I sought out an OEM replacement. Honda parts were around $300-450! I have found Denso parts as OEM on my Honda, so explored this one as an option. While not significantly higher priced than no-name parts, I found a Denso radiator as a...
After 19 years, the radiator in my 1997 CR-V started leaking at the seal of the plastic tank and the aluminum fins, top and bottom. After researching replacements, I choose this unit. Packaged arrived on time and radiator was extremely well protected. Installation relatively easy. I haven't replaced a radiation in 25 years, so after 4 hours and minor skinned knuckles, I was rewarded with a successful installation. Quality appears to be good, however not enough time has passed for a full evaluation. I'll submit a follow-up after several months of use.
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