Common Abbreviations

Radiator Notes:

PART NUMBERS:

  • OEM (or OE) = Original Equipment Manufacturer (This is the original part number from the manufacturer )
  • VIN Number = The Vehicle Identification Number

 

Cool Heat Truck Part has its own set of Part Numbers:

  • The first part of the part number is for the part Type:
    • RAD = Radiators
    • COR = Core
    • CAC = Charge Air Coolers
    • CON = Condenser
    • HTC = Heater Cores
    • RT = Reservoir Tanks / Expansion Tank
    • RPP = Radiator Pipes
    • HL = Headlights
    • GR = Grills
    • SN – AC Compressors
  • The second part of the part number is for the make of the vehicle”
    • FR = Freightliner
    • PB = Peterbilt
    • IN = International
    • VO = Volvo
    • BB = Bluebird
    • FO = Ford
    • CH = Chevy
    • KE = Kenworth
    • MA = Mack
    • WE = Western Star
  • The third part of the part number is Cool Heat Inventory part code, such as 101, 112, etc.
  • After the part number there may be other codes some of these are:
    • A = Aluminum
    • B = Bracket

 

RADIATOR TYPES:

  • Aluminum and plastic – lighter in weight, less expensive.
  • Copper/brass – heavier, easier to repair, better quality.

 

COPPER BRASS RADIATOR NOTES:

  • The radiator can be made with a flat fin or corrugated.
    • Flat fin are easier to clean
    • Corrugated is use more for automotive
  • Radiators can be installed in the vehicle up and down or sideways.  This is called “down flow” or “cross flow”.
  • Some rads need an oil cooler (automatic vehicles).
    • A vehicle that does not need an oil cooler can still use a rad that has one. They just plug the hole.

 

  • Cores:
    • 4 Rows have four tubes in each row
      • Automotive
      • Best
      • Most of ours are 4 Rows
    • 5 Rows
      • Have to have flat fin
      • Cools faster
      • i.e. CORKE103F5 = This core has 5 flat fin (F5 = 5 flat fin)
      • Cost $150 more than 4 rows
    • 3 Rows
      • Cheaper
      • Not good quality
      • We do not sell

 

  • Dimples:
    • Dimples on the tubes of the radiator make the water flow slower and cools the water better.  Note:  D = Dimple
  • Tubes come in these sizes:
    • ¾” – Ours come this size
    • ½”
    • 1”
  • Gaskets:
    • Should be offered with the core
    • 3 Types:
      • Rubber
      • Cork – Best – For rad shops
      • Fiber – 2nd best for rad shops or mechanics
        • The gasket is soaked in water which swells the gasket for a good fit when it dries.  So cork or fiber is better than rubber
        • Bolt holes must match with core
        • Part is DIE.  i.e. DIE-14612

 

ALUMINUM PLASTIC RAD NOTES:

  • Aluminum Plastic Rads:
    • Rows:
      • 2 rows have 1” tubes
      • 3 rows have ¾” tubes – special order
  • Measuring a Core:
    • Example:  41×31
      • First number is height
      • Second number is width
      • If the rad is installed sideways, then the height is measured across and width is measured up and down.
      • Be sure to measure core only not brackets of header
  • Cabover means that the cab of the truck sits right over the engine so there is no “nose” to the vehicle.

 

FREIGHTLINER:

 

MODEL YEAR NOTES
FL 70, 80, 90 (5 TON) 1995-2003 FR101,102,103,104,114 (PTO),118 (PTO) *
FLD 102, 120, 1995-2002 FR105 (aluminum/plastic), 111(bolt on)
COLUMBIA 1998-2003 FR105,104-107,112,113,116

  • same size but different location of inlet / outlet.
  • 2008 and up, FR121 and others
CORONADO 2008-and up FR121,123,125

  • 2013 and up WE112,114,117
CASCADIA 2004-2007 FR107

  • 2008 FR124, WE112,114,117
ARGOSY 1999-2005 FR108
CLASSIC 2002-2007 FR105,106
M2 2004-and up Go by OEM number
CENTURY Same as Columbia

 

* PTO – Power Take Off, for garbage or cement trucks, etc. It is a hole in the rad for a shaft that can turn.

 

FORD:

 

  • Sterling 2004 +
  • Same as Freightliner
  • FO is an older model
  • Freightliner bought Western Star in 2008 so same as FR

 

INTERNATIONAL:

 

MODEL YEAR NOTES
3000 Series 1988-2000 ½ core IN112, 114, 117 – Different connections
4000 Series 1988-2000
5000 Series IN101,102,104 (104 most common)
7000 Series IN101,102,104 (104 most common)
8000 Series IN101,102,104 (104 most common)
ProStar 2004-2007 = IN127

2008-2011 = IN137 *

LoneStar IN101,102,104 (104 most common)
WorkStar IN101,102,104 (104 most common)

 

* So many options for 2004 and up, get OEM or VIN number

* 2012 and up have 2 rads, one high and one low – high is 2” thick IN156 – low is ½” thick and N/A

 

KENWORTH:

 

MODEL YEAR NOTES
T300 1995-2003 KE107
T330 2004-2013 KE109

  • 2008-2013 = PE110,109
T600 1998-2008
  • 1998-2003 = KE102
  • 2003-2006 = KE103
  • 2006-2008 = KE112
T660 2008-2015 KE108
T770 2011-2015 2008+ = PE111,112
T880 1988-2015
  • 1998-2008 = KE103
  • 2008+ = PE111,112
W900 1988-2015
  • 1998-2008 = KE104
  • 2008+ = PE111,112

 

Note:  2008 PB and KW are the same.

  • it is important to get year and model

 

PETERBILT:

 

MODEL YEAR NOTES
PB 300 PE106,105 or KE109
PB 330
PB 387

PB 379

PB 389

PB 385

(see next column)
  • 1998-2004 = PE102
  • 2004-2008 = PE104
  • 1994-1997 = PE101

 

After 2008 see Kenworth

 

VOLVO:

 

MODEL YEAR NOTES
VN G1 1998-2002 VO103 no oil
VN G1 2003-2005 VO104 with oil
VN G2 2005-2015 VO107,112