RADIATORS, CONDENSERS, INTERCOOLERS FOR BUSES AND SEMI-TRACTORS

Modern automobile radiators are often very inexpensive to replace and sometimes are simply not worth repairing. The same can't be said about the heavy duty radiators found in semi tractors, as well as buses and heavy equipment, such as front end loaders, backhoes and forklifts. Cap-A Radiator has been in the business of repairing radiators, air conditioning condensers and intercoolers (also called charge air coolers) for more than three and a half decades!

RADIATORS

Our team of cooling system professionals perform top-notch repairs of all types of radiators, including heavy truck radiators! In 2000, Cap-A Radiator became one of the first shops to be certified for expert service on heavy duty radiators and in 2018, when we moved to our larger facility at 994 Fulton Street in Farmingdale, we designated an area specifically to the repair of industrial and heavy radiators. In this area, we can move even the heaviest radiators with ease, using our I-beam and pulley system. For you, this means an even more professional repair at a lower cost, so why not bring your problems to Long Island's best radiator shop to fix them.

Pictured here are the three primary types of HD radiator:

A) Bolt-on, which has the tanks bolted onto the core and gaskets between them to prevent leakage.

B) Plastic Tank/Aluminum core, which are primarily used to help keep the weight lower on the semi.

C) The more traditional style of copper core with brass tanks soldered to it.

The experts at Cap-A Radiator are ready to repair them all.

INTERCOOLERS

Charge Air Coolers are essentially the radiator of the turbocharging system and they don't always need to be replaced if they stop working. Most often, the problem with an intercooler is that it gets clogged and the turbo system gets bogged down. In most cases, we can fix this! Bring in your charge air cooler to Cap-A Radiator and have us clean it out.

Of course, if your unit is irreparable (most often due to accident damage), we have access to several lines of new aftermarket coolers, so bring it in to us at 994 Fulton Street (Route 109) in Farmingdale and let us determine if you need an entire new intercooler or if it's worth it to repair your existing part. 

AIR CONDITIONING

Condensers are essentially the radiator of the air conditioning system. Their job is to condense the liquid refrigerant into a gas, dissipating that heat through the fins of the condenser so that the engine cooling fan can blow that heat safely off into the atmosphere.

 

There are three things that generally cause a condenser to go bad:

  • Leaks

  • Internal blockage

  • External blockage

 

Sometimes they leak refrigerant, but more often they go bad when the compressor tears apart and parts of it end up inside the tiny tubes of the condenser. In either scenario, the condenser is not likely to be reparable. Fortunately, Cap-A Radiator has several sources for A/C condensers. We are also able to occasionally repair if they're leaking due to accident damage.

However, it's rare that a truck condenser can be repaired. The condenser in these pictures is the exception. The fins couldn't dissipate any heat because they were plugged solid with more than a half-million miles of road grime. As you can see in the second picture, we cleaned the aluminum condenser, saved the customer some money and he's back on the road, enjoying the cool air!

GAS AND DIESEL TANKS

We've specialized in cleaning, repairing and rebuilding gasoline and diesel fuel tanks for nearly 40 years!

Whether you're having a problem with a blockage coming from a dirty fuel tank, a minor leak or even an end cap blown off, Cap-A Radiator can weld or solder your steel or aluminum fuel tank pr clean all the dirty fuel out of the system!

Cap-A Radiator

994 Fulton Street

Farmingdale, NY 11735

516.293.9026

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alternate Saturdays 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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