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 Post subject: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:13 am 
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I pretty much need a new radiator for my EB falcon (leaking/losing a lot of coolant in a short amount of time) and was wondering if my mate's radiator from his AU falcon would fit into my car. I've tried searching but I'm not getting the answer that I need :/

Any help would be appreciated!
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:52 am 
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Nope. Way too different to bother.

Unless you want to replace all your hoses and radiator mounts at the same time.
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:37 am 
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Ah right... so would any radiator from an E-Series work, or does it have to be EB specific?
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:06 am 
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Tech90 wrote:
Ah right... so would any radiator from an E-Series work, or does it have to be EB specific?


ef el will fit and bolt up just change the hose that goes from the coolant headder tank
all other hoses are fine

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:14 am 
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bradley4567 wrote:
Tech90 wrote:
Ah right... so would any radiator from an E-Series work, or does it have to be EB specific?


ef el will fit and bolt up just change the hose that goes from the coolant headder tank
all other hoses are fine


no bradley no!!!
dont give advice unless your 100% on what your talking about.. :roll:
the header tank hose is slightly different and
the bottom radiator hose on eb is larger than ef el, the radiator is a direct fit but you will need to make up a a hose adaptor or something to change it from the larger eb hose to the ef one.

or you can cheat by leaving a 2" piece of the ef radiator hose on the pipe then push the eb hose over top,
this can work but not ideal...
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:38 am 
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Is it more beneficial to use an EF/EL radiator than an EB one?
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:20 pm 
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not really, the size and mountings are the same...
if you dont want to go changing hoses ect, best just to get an eb one...
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:22 pm 
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EB radiators are cheap & plentiful from radiator joints anyway, why bother with all the cost & hassle of converting hoses & so on to use a later, same sized radiator?

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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:44 pm 
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Unless your changeing to thermos at the same time. EF EL has the mount on the drivers side for the thermo fan to bolt to. Mine is zip tied... :(
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:25 pm 
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Unless your changeing to thermos at the same time. EF EL has the mount on the drivers side for the thermo fan to bolt to. Mine is zip tied... :(



My adrad EB radiator has the holes to slide nuts into to bolt the EF/EL thermo fans onto, so i bolted mine on as per factory.

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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:48 pm 
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Well thanks for your help guys. :)

I'll be grabbing an EB radiator when I can, hopefully shouldn't have trouble putting it on.
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ToranaGuy wrote:
dazza027 wrote:
Unless your changeing to thermos at the same time. EF EL has the mount on the drivers side for the thermo fan to bolt to. Mine is zip tied... :(



My adrad EB radiator has the holes to slide nuts into to bolt the EF/EL thermo fans onto, so i bolted mine on as per factory.

Cheers

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My AdRad radiator doesnt have the holes. I feel cheated.
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:41 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
dazza027 wrote:
Unless your changeing to thermos at the same time. EF EL has the mount on the drivers side for the thermo fan to bolt to. Mine is zip tied... :(



My adrad EB radiator has the holes to slide nuts into to bolt the EF/EL thermo fans onto, so i bolted mine on as per factory.

Cheers

ToranaGuy


My AdRad radiator doesnt have the holes. I feel cheated.


When did you buy yours dude? I bought mine almost 3 years ago now, replaced it when i first did my manual conversion.

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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:23 am 
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I forgot to ask this, what size sockets and such do I need to remove the radiator? And how many bolts need to come off?

Also, I'll be able to use any radiator from EA-ED right?
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 Post subject: Re: AU and EB radiators
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:41 am 
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2 bolts... Both 15 mm.

2 flare nuts... Both 17mm (if yours is auto)

Flat head screw drivers and maybe some multigrips to help with the hose removal.

Believe the radiators are all the same. Just make sure you get an auto rad if yours is an auto.
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