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 Post subject: EL RADIATOR
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:13 am 
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Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hey guys anyone know a place to get a new radiator for an EL ghia that is reasonably priced? Also what is the difference between the copper and alluminium styles in regards to quality?

I have noticed i have a small leak in my radiator at the top of it where air is escaping from, could this be causing my gas system to freeze up/stall after long periods of driving do you think?

Thanks for all your help guys
 Post subject: Re: EL RADIATOR
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:25 am 
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Ride: BF II Gas Ute

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia


Use Google to find a price. Copper will cost more, but is going to be easier to repair and last longer. The Alloy ones have plastic tanks and a rubber seal. If your Gas is freezing up, what does the Temp gauge say ? You may have a faulty thermostat.

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Regards 96ELGli

 Post subject: Re: EL RADIATOR
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:08 pm 
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They all have plastic tanks, unless you buy a high quality pwr or something.

This isn't a problem. There are other plastic items in the cooling system anways.

Aftermarket radiators can be had for around $80 but try to stay away from cheap alloy ones.

Genuine Copper core ones were avaliable from ford for around $180 a few years ago (I bought one from Coffee Dandenong)



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