So I'm curious what everyone's opinion is I have a 2008 Pontiac g5 and it seems that the stock radiator is just trash opinions?
No its not the original one I definitely replaced it with the OEM replacement less than a year ago and now it is acting up like it did before and it didn't like traffic but never got hot in town until recentlyIt could be, considering you’ve got a 2008. If it’s original, might be considering it’s got plastic end tanks. Otherwise they are more than sufficient as long as the engine is running correctly with no problems. I know mine has been changed, I’m just not sure what brand it is. It’s not original or oem. There are all aluminum options available out there.
Just replaced the thermostat and the temp sensor the fan works doesn't turn on until about 220° and the reason I replaced the original one is because of the side cap PoppinThat doesn't sound like the radiator is the issue. Why's did you replace the original radiator?
Did you confirm the fan is working? How about the thermostat?