Fordmods Logo

radiators 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 25 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

hi

do you need heavy duty radiators for the au engines in older models like some would use for the older models with the same model engine? or is 32mm as good as a 38mm 3 row
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:39 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

std radiator will be fine.. im using a std ef radiator in my ed with the au engine and is fine..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

do you tow anything heavy or go up hills or drive in hot weather

whats a std 32mm radiator like compared to a 52 mm fully aluminum one
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:59 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

i do tow sometimes,nothing extreme.

the main thing is if its auto and you tow alot? fit it with a huge external trans cooler..
unless the engine is bored and worked to within an inch of its life, a bigger radiator isnt really necessary..
if you want to fit a huge a** radiator it wont hurt, (might hurt the wallet a little) but i think its not necessary..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

do you tow caravans trailers or car trailers

and whats the 52mm ebay full aluminium radiators like compared to 32mm std ones
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:11 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

mines manual,so i wouldnt be towing a caravan..
fairmont1 wrote:
and whats the 52mm ebay full aluminium radiators like compared to 32mm std ones


a 52mm alloy radiator is 20mm thicker compared to a 32mm one.. :roll:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 844

Joined: 12th Aug 2007

Gallery: 22 images

Ride: AU2 XR8 ute & 91 EA bitsa

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

fairmont1 wrote:
and whats the 52mm ebay full aluminium radiators like compared to 32mm std ones

IMO, I wouldn't recommend buying an aluminium radiator. They start leaking at the joints after a while. One of the guys at NatRad told me they come in regularly for repairs. A lot of overheating problems are due to blocked cores, blocked water galleries in the head, restrictions in airflow through the radiator, and coolant with a low glycol content.

Having thermofans, instead of the the old clutch fan, is a big improvement when it comes to sitting in traffic or climbing steep hills on a 40 deg + day. If you're set on getting a 3 core radiator, go for copper.

 

_________________

AU2 XR8 with Raptor VL, ported Yella Terra GT40P heads, Scorpion 1.6 RRs, XE264HR-14 Comp Cam, ceramic coated Hurricane Headers, 60lb injectors, Walbro 255, 200cfi cats, 3" exhaust & Snow Performance water methanol injection

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:05 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 47

Posts: 346

Joined: 16th Jul 2007

Ride: EL Falcon

Power: 146 rwkw

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

Copper is the way to go for a radiator. It's stronger & easy to repair.
Bigger radiators are better (holds more water) but some times not nesassery.
I just got a custom 3 row 13mm each core (copper) thick with natrad tanks. :D
Worth every cent. What a radiator. Aparantly they build these radiators for circuit cars
where there can be no modifications in mounting & fans. :wink:

 

_________________

FORD EL 4.0L. Crow cam, T.I Performance J3 Chip, Vernier cam gear, CMS stage 3 head, 68mm TB, AU head gasket + ARP studs, AU injectors, Pacey 4480, High flow cat, Shift kit, Stallie, 3:73 TrueTrac.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

what are the full aluminium radiators that have the aluminium tanks that has everything braised welded by tig instead of epoxied like this one


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/52MM-ALLOY-ALUMI ... 41577e79bd
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:28 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

ummm the item location of shanghai china says it all......a decent alloy radiator like a pwr item is around the $800 mark...
all i can say is i would rather pay $250 for a quality copper radiator then a cheap chinese alloy one...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 17

Posts: 636

Joined: 5th Jan 2008

Location: Egg
SA, Australia

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:55 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 4093

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 2.0 Turbo VW

Power: 142 rwkw

Location: Seaford State:
VIC, Australia

fairmont1 wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/52MM-aluminum-radiator-Ford-EF-EF2-EL-FALCON-fairline-/300532235374?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45f91dfc6e

what would this one be like



Mostly likely be the same as all the other responses above it.

Once you've got it in your head you want an alloy one, your going talk your self into it.


BTW: I'm with the others, Copper all the way.

 

_________________

Carefree, we may not be number one, but we're up there.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:24 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 270

Joined: 13th Dec 2010

Ride: ba xr6t ute

Location: perth
WA, Australia

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ford-BA-BF-Falco ... 43a5ac6073

i have one of these $100 jobbies, cant fault it. its in a xr6t auto and i tow go up big hills with loads etc and never had a problem, been in for about 15thou now.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:01 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

JIM89 wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ford-BA-BF-Falcon-XR6-XR8-Turbo-Alloy-Radiator-NEW-/290542346355?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43a5ac6073

i have one of these $100 jobbies, cant fault it. its in a xr6t auto and i tow go up big hills with loads etc and never had a problem, been in for about 15thou now.


you cant fault it yet! how long has it been in the car???

as in heat dispersion they work fine.. the problem is the cheaper alloy radiators are made from cheaper thin alloy and will corrode much faster than a copper one.
ive had friends who have used the cheap $100 alloy radiators and they are only lasting them from 12 to 18 months before they start leaking from corrosion.. thats using good quality coolant.. and the alloy ones only have 12 month warranty, where a good quallity copper one will have a 2-3 year warrenty (depending on manufacturer).

i use copper radiators and the last one lasted 6 years before it needed to be replaced...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: radiators
Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:17 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 270

Joined: 13th Dec 2010

Ride: ba xr6t ute

Location: perth
WA, Australia

its been in for a year or so, it wasnt the desirered radiator as money was tight then, but as i do my own labour etc it works out well.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 29 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:50 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names