Here is the complete story.
Our Carby Cultus was reducing water, so I asked my mechanic if its time to change the gasket. He said go for radiator change 1st.
After surfing pakwheels I concluded its either Allwin or Loads.
I called Suzuki Township. He gave me a new story that I shall have to change the outer radiator frame and the fan too as there is no double naali wala radiator for older carby Cultus.
Then I called Ali Jan motors and I was told that they have my required radiator. When I asked them if it was Loads or Allwin, I was told it is OEM and is of Suzuki. I wasn't convinced. Rate quoted was somewhere near 7.5k.
Finally I called another dealership. (I don't exactly remember if it was Madni or Olympia or some other as I was randomly picking numbers from google). Gentleman here quoted the rate of 6.9 or 6.8 k, and separate charges for installation etc. When I asked the brand, he pretended he didn't know it either. When I told him the whole 3 dealerships calls story, he laughed and replied, "Sir, we are sourcing these locally, and most of the times they are either of 2 brands that I told you. You will find the same ones in market, go search there."
I thanked him and 2 days later went to Montgomery Road.
1st stop I made was at Suzuki Madni Autos which is in a small street on right side as u come from Lahore Hotel. I was shown 2 different qualities of Loads. One was for 6.5k, other was for 5.5k. He said 6.5k is the original one. I asked him the difference in appearance and I was told some minor appearance difference between the 2 which could be there during normal processing while making them. I noted the points in so called original one.
Next I went to Niazi Autos but he had got some Thai radiator which he tried convincing me is the original one for 3k but I clearly could see by the quality it wasn't of good.
3rd stop I made at Tanveer Autos where I was told they had both Allwin and Loads but when I asked them to show me they only found Loads in their store. It had all same points as the so called original one at Madni Autos. Asking price was 4.8k.
I next went to a radiator guy for asking fitting charges if I buy right then.He was good chap, and told me to visit Badami Bagh market first. He said all these radiators are mostly assembled there so I should go there first.
When I entered Badami Bagh market I was greeted with some new brands like Master and Fuji. When I didn't find Loads or Allwin I came out. As I was exiting the market I saw a radiator shop right across the raod. It is "Khan Radiator" as far as I remember. Market is mostly on left side as u come from Badami Bagh towards Railway station. Entarnace to the main market is also on left. However just opposite to entrance there are some shops on right side too and it is one of those shops. He showed me Loads Radiator, same as so called genuine one at Madni. I don't remember the price but I convinced him at 4k with fitting and old radiator.
While changing, some iron pipes and some other pipes had to be replaced too as they were in bad shape. 2 months and its going fine, no issues.
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