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Water by-pass pipe #MD322430 NLA

Discussion in '200, Avenger/Sebring, Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze' started by TJamin, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. TJamin

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    '95 Cirrus w/2.5, Water by-pass pipe has corrosion failure and the parts is no longer available at the dealer and Dorman Auto is not yet producing them. I even combed thru eBay with no luck. Is there a mod out there to make something else work?
     
  2. ImperialCrown

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    Welcome to Allpar. Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep in Lakewood, NJ shows one on the shelf. Call them on Monday at (732)-719-0199 and arrange purchase and shipping with them.
     
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    I couldn't believe how difficult it is to find find a used by-pass pipe in good/re-usable condition, but finally did.
     
  4. ImperialCrown

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    i'm glad you found one. Usually a yard won't sell a part off of a working engine and the non-working ones get sent for recycling ASAP (especially aluminum).
     
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    Have you tried calling a Mitsubishi dealer? I've had some luck refering customers to them, but it's hit and miss. Unfortunately, no Chrysler dealers show it in stock on our parts locator.
     
  7. ImperialCrown

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    Welcome to Allpar. Chrysler may be totally out of them. You might try your friendly, local Mitsubishi dealer for ordering or a national search or investigate the international (russian, european, etc) website part availability that shows up in a Google search.
    No doubt that these are becoming rare until a vendor reproduces replacement ones? Best of Luck to you.
     
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    For Mitsubishi Dealer: Would the part number be the same?
     
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    Yes, it is a Mitsubishi part number. I have a '98 JX with the Mitsubishi 2.5L engine also.
    Has your old tube corroded? Keeping the HOAT coolant and distilled water 50/50 mixture fresh every 5 years is important for reducing antifreeze-caused corrosion. The heads, radiator and water pump are aluminum.
     
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    Per my mechanic--everything else is fine. It's just that 1 piece---I had a leak which is caused by the 2 rubber hoses connected, and when they saw the 2 rubber hoses, they noticed how badly rusted out the Pipe was--hence why we want to replace it. I'm planning on calling the closest Mitsubishi dealer and hoping for good luck!

    Will Update once I hear.
     
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    Also: Is the Pipe just more susceptible to rust? Cause it isn't corroded persay--I could technically drive it and be perfectly fine, but with how much rust is on it, no one knows how soon it would cause significant leaks and such
     
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    We replace a lot of these on the 3.0 engines. Almost every one of them gets a pin hole under the o-ring where it seals into the other tube and the water pump. If yours begins to leak, I suspect that's where it'll start.
     
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    Mine is the 2.4 V6 version. I'm just curious how common it is for that part to rust.
     
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    They did not recognize the part number in their system? Could it be something different?
     
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    I was told by 2 different Mitsubishi Dealers that the part # Was invalid.
     
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    What would I ask them?

    I need the By Pass Pipe in the Cooling System for The Mitsubishi 6G73 Engine? Is that what I would say?
     
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    It looks like the same part, but why 3 different part numbers? MD322430 and MD198102 and MD315274 are all listed for the 1999 Sebring 2.5L engine.
    Possibly one is for the Sebring DiamondStar coupe which was a different vehicle than the domestic convertible. The convertible was built closer to the Cirrus sedan body. I don't have the Mitsubishi parts catalog.
    MD198102 does show in the 1998 JX parts catalog. The Dorman tube may work.
     

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