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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:06 pm 
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howdy,
recently my car has decided to start leaking coolant, i have had a look at it appears that the hoses are fine, and that the leak is coming from directly under the radiator.
Just curious as to what i should do. Is it worth reconditioning the current radiator, or should i just buy a new one. Ford want $400 compared to the repco $220 (brand new radiators).
Also Has anybody had any experience with the ebay radiators? They are about $130-$150, but i am unsure of their quality.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:09 pm 
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Hey

I'm using a radiator in the EF from GMAN the RADMAN on ebay. It's a quality unit - couldnt pick the difference from the one that i removed (apart form the fact that the one i removed was cracked :))

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:11 pm 
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My sons EL radiator s**t the other day,got a Panther replacement fitted like a glove and no probs,dont even think about fixing on oldie...

vik...those days are GONE

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:13 pm 
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vik351 wrote:
My sons EL radiator s**t the other day,got a Panther replacement fitted like a glove and no probs,dont even think about fixing on oldie...

vik...those days are GONE


Panther... that's the one!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:18 pm 
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cheers for the info...
so panther is the brand that this GMAN the RADMAN supplies??
Did the radiator come with any warranty?
If both you guys are happy with them i might give it a shot.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:20 pm 
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yeh i got a panther in the ford, nice unit

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:22 pm 
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so panther is the brand that this GMAN the RADMAN supplies??


When i ordered about 12 months ago, yes. I imagine still supplying the same brand.

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Did the radiator come with any warranty?


Couldnt tell you to be honest. Something like a radiator is gonna be a pain in the a** to claim under warranty anyways.

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If both you guys are happy with them i might give it a shot.


Copped 300hp of supercharged goodness (heat+) for an entire summer without problem. I'm super-happy with it.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:22 pm 
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yeah with the realaing of aluminium radiators apparently they are dunts to fix. (some rad dude tola me)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:29 pm 
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Copped 300hp of supercharged goodness (heat+) for an entire summer without problem. I'm super-happy with it.


nice, the old stock 6 should be nice and cold then, cheers for the help.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:38 pm 
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yeh i got a panther in the ford, nice unit
Exactly what DO you own..A VK a Ford or you rambled on something about a Lexus before...

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:39 pm 
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howdy,
recently my car has decided to start leaking coolant, i have had a look at it appears that the hoses are fine, and that the leak is coming from directly under the radiator.
Just curious as to what i should do. Is it worth reconditioning the current radiator, or should i just buy a new one. Ford want $400 compared to the repco $220 (brand new radiators).
Also Has anybody had any experience with the ebay radiators? They are about $130-$150, but i am unsure of their quality.
I wouldnt pay anyomre than $150 for a new radiator

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:17 pm 
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Make sure its not leaking from the drain plug on the left looking from the front.
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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:23 pm 
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when looking down between the themos and motor, i can see a drip on the plastic air diffuser underneath on both the battery side and the intake side of the car. However on the ground there is a large stain on the airbox side of the radiator.
i am assuming that there is a crack in the end tank, or something similar. I figure its time to replace the radiatior anyway, havent done it since i bought the car 3 years ago
I will check the drain plug though,
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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:42 pm 
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End tank is usually what lets go, as a result of the plastic (good choice of materials hey?) deteriorating and blocked passages causing excessive pressure to build up in certain parts of the side tanks.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:43 pm 
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Els and EFs are at that age now,it's time for a new radiator,if you haven done yours yet,start saving for one and just do it

or it will bite you on the a*** when you least need it :x :x :x

vik... at least have a good sniff around and look for weeps :wink:

 

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