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Spectra Premium Spectra Premium Radiator

COMPLETE RADIATOR - B2251
Overall rating:
4.416 / 5
4.4
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5
(161 reviews) 161
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Rating breakdown 161 reviews
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Star
10
136 out of 14892%of reviewers recommend this.
Customer reviews for Spectra Premium Radiator
Review 1 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great

PostedMay 22, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
still working got it about 2 months ago .
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5

2000 bmw 328ci worst radiator

PostedMay 20, 2015
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Location: Houston, TX, USA
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?No
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Quality: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst experience with an aftermarket part
Bad quality ,
Poor manufacturing
End up buying a genuine radiator
 bad quality don't recommended this product
 not at all
Pros Price
Cons Dependability, quality
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Exact fit, no modifications required

PostedMay 19, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This radiator is well made, and was an exact fit replacement. No modifications were required during the installation. It also included new mounting side rails.
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Product meets my expectations

PostedMay 10, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
In installed the radiator in a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. 1 screw hole what off center for the double fan setup on this vehicle, but I just drilled a hole and it was good. Otherwise fit like a glove and works as expected.
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Product is almost identical to the original part

PostedMay 7, 2015
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Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I always take my vehicle to a professional
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pep Boys has great prices and great customer service.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

No problems. WRX

PostedMay 4, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As far as I could tell...it seems to be an exact replacement for my 2002 Mazda wrx.
My old one split in the middle of the plastic at the top.
Hope this one doesn't.
 Always have problems when I go to pep boys on-line. Lucked out this time
 Easy install
Pros Price, fit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Satisfied

PostedApril 28, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:No
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Quality: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
3 / 5
3 / 5
so far no issues, looks good
Pros Warranty, Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

fit my budget and easy to install

PostedApril 26, 2015
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Location: Aurora, IL, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product. No problems to install it.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability, s
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

No more overheating!!!

PostedApril 26, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Needed new radiator after my Montero Sport had been sitting for 2yrs and nearly caught fire. New radiator fit perfectly. Online discount was a welcome plus.
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT PRICE, WORKS PERFECTLY

PostedApril 18, 2015
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Location: Milford, CT, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was a bit afraid to purchase an inexpensive radiator but the 30% brought it down to $67 so I could not refuse, everything lined up perfectly and went smooth. had it in for about a month now and not a problem in my Jeep.
 cusotmer service was excellent
 no waranty info available
Pros Price
Cons Warranty
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

installed and operating well

PostedApril 10, 2015
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:Over 65
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I always take my vehicle to a professional
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The radiator, thermostat, and hoses are installed and were tested on a cross-country trip. No problems so far.
 Discount motivated the purchase.
 Expected life should be supplied.
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Cons expected life not stated
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

it fit perfectly

PostedApril 10, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
All was well except for the plugs where the radiator hoses attached to the radiator. Since the other plugs were yellows and red, I did not notice the recessed black plugs in the radiator where the radiator hoses attached. When coolant would not flow, I found the plugs and removed them.
Pros Price
Cons black plastic plugs hard to see
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product.

PostedApril 1, 2015
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Location: St. Cloud, FL
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I always take my vehicle to a professional
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Product.
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Spectra Premium Radiator
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Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

liked

PostedMarch 26, 2015
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Location: Kyle, TX, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:35-44
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
is good
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5

well made, fit not great for BMW 2003 325xi

PostedMarch 22, 2015
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Location: Chester Springs, PA 19425, USA
Would you purchase this product again?No
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:55-64
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Quality: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Durability: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Well made but OEM BMW 325 plastic brackets did not fit perfectly, some trimming of plastic pieces required
 website easy to use
 product info clear
 good product, fit not great
 look for alternative suppliers
Pros Price
Cons fit
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect fit.

PostedMarch 18, 2015
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Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Again, perfect!
Pros Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

PostedJanuary 31, 2015
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Location: Jackson, NJ, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Price: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Happy Happy Joy Joy! It was just as it was advertised, so it gets four stars, what else is there to say! They would get five stars if they went above and beyond what was advertised and expected.
Imagine if your grocery store was like this and you had to rate every product you purchased! How annoying would that be?
Pros Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The product was a great fit for the dodge Durango

PostedJanuary 28, 2015
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Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything was excellent and fit with no problem.. I recommend that anyone in need of parts go to the best place which is Pep Boys. I have order many parts from this location for numerous years.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect fit. Outperform the original!

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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Location: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do all vehicle repairs myself
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased this after trying a cheap one from other manufacturer. The cheap one didn't fit. Needed modifications to the car and the radiator to make it fit. But that void the warranty.
The Specra Premium Radiator fit like a glove. No modifications needed at all. All hoses connect at the same location as the original! The mounting holes also match the original locations
The coolant passages are larger, allowing better flow.
 Next time won't think twice. Pepboys is the place to go!
 Very accurate and informative.
 Exceeded my expectations.
 It saves you time and money. It fits from the first time.
Pros Warranty, Dependability, fits perfectly
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Spectra Premium Radiator
This review is fromSpectra Premium Radiator.
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Seems to be good quality

PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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Location: Chicago, Il
Would you purchase this product again?Yes
Did you find everything you were looking for?Yes
Rewards Member:Yes
Age:Over 65
Shopping Preference:In Store & Online
Level of Expertise:I do some repairs
Price: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Installation/Use: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Please rate your overall online experience with Pepboys.com 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please rate the quality of product information 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Did this product meet your overall expectations? 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I chose this product because I have used Spectra products in the past with excellent results. My concern is that the radiator's box did not have the name "Spectra" on it. When I questioned the store manager, he said they use a private label that is Pep Boy's but that it was a Spectra. He also said it had a lifetime warranty, but that was not shown anywhere, especially on the receirt. So far I am pleased with the quality and exact fit.
 On line discounts made the purchase price excellent.
 What is the warranty?
 See my other comments above
Pros Warranty, Price, Dependability
Yes, I recommend this product.
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