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Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Hey all.
Ive been having on going cooling problems and have decided to put a new radiator in. My car has some basic mods (cam, headers etc) and gets a little hotter than it used to by nature so i'm wondering what my options are for a higher capacity radiator, and what I should look out for (and pay), I know sfa about radiators.

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:17 am 
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Before you spend all the money on a new radiator have you given your cooling system a flush?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:35 am 
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You can get 3 core ones to suit EF-EL on ebay for $260ish. Or dual core for $180.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:46 am 
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new standard $200.
new high output v8 $280 from ford.
new 3 core $300-best of the lot.
or rod clean your current one $100.

put some new hoses on while your there, including heater.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:03 am 
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Also, perhaps try a lower thermostat.
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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:10 pm 
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Ive flushed it and replaced the thermostat to no effect, I also moved the trans cooling to a seperate unit which didnt seem to make any difference to overal temp.

Can anyone explain to me the differences between single/dual/three core radiators?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:14 pm 
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I had the exact same problems as yourslef.
I replaced the thermostat and flushed the radiator, but it didn't do anything. Replaced the radiator with a brand new one for about $170, look exactly the same as the original one i took out.
Works a treat, now with the lower thermostat, the car doesn't warm up enough of colder days.
The radiator is defiantely worth the money.
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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:15 pm 
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single core is 1 row of cooling thinogs..

pic time i think will be easier :)

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single core |-------|

2 core |=====|

3 core |ΞΞΞΞΞΞ|

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:20 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-EF-L-FALCON ... dZViewItem

What do yas think of that one (its the only radiator above stock I could find for EF/L on egay.

Funky pics btw Gaz, im a little mystified on how you managed to draw 3 bars on one line.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:03 pm 
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yeh, i amaze myself how good i am at times ;)

i got a new rad at NATRAD, they offered me trade price cause my currant radiator had a crack and they were closing for the day in 5 mins. so i got a new one for 181 from natrad ;)

 

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