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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:31 pm 
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All the new radiators support the EF/EL thermos. The old radiator isn't made any more. So if your radiators been changed in the past few years chances are it will have the captive nuts to mount the shroud. Look for them in the top of both tanks.


Double bugger! I replaced my radiator in January! Unfortunately with another EA one. When I was talking about which model to replace the radiator, I mean if I go to a wrecker do I just ask for a radiator that is the new style and have captive nuts?

Also if I wanted to test the thermos to make sure they work before i put them in, is there some simple circuit i could hook them into? Like just connect this pin to the +ve battery terminal and that pin to the -ve terminal?


Did you replace it with a new one? If so it will have the nuts or at least the holes for them. If you got a second hand one then it may still have them as the wrecker may have given you a later model radiator as they fit all the E series.

If you are going to replace it again ask for a EF/EL one and check the tops of the tanks when you buy.

Yes you can test them. on the left side of the shroud there is a 4 pin plug, which is 2 wires (+ & - ) for each fan. Trace the wires back to each fan and then power them up with a car battery.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:34 pm 
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ReGiE wrote:
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Do eb Series 2 radiators have these points?


mine did so yea it should



Origanally I would say no, as the captive nuts where only put in place for the thermo fans in EF onwards. Regie I would guess your radiator was changed for a new model before you bought the car.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:13 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
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volvo thermos are better ;) :P



there was a recall on alot of volvo thermo fans. because they were over heating and catching fire


the computer module was catching fire.

throw away the module, and run it on full speed and they are killa.
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:42 am 
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you can just buy an adjustable thermostat and cable tie the probe onto your top heater hose and wire it up thru a relay and ur done...then you know that your car won't overheat and you dont have to always be watching the temp ready to flick the on switch..

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:15 pm 
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FKYEAH GET A VOLVO TWIN TURBO THERMOFAN.!

you got any left carl.?

mine works a treat!.. peica piss to install.

cost me a grand total of $140 to do the full conversion with big f**k thermofan, thermoswitch 80 amp relay, and circuit breaker.

frees revs up phenomenally

pm eed_250 see if hes got any.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:06 pm 
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so what should i get? the EF/EL twin thermofan or the volvo ones? are they both hard to find or easy and are they both easy to fit in for a newb like me?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:07 pm 
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I'd go the EL ones, considering they are a perfect fit, and less buggering around.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:12 pm 
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alrite ill just have a look around some wreckers and check if they are in working order. once i get it im going to get a helping hand :) hope u guys and girls can help give me steps to put it in.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:41 pm 
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You seen this?

http://users.tpg.com.au/adsleq58/thermo/index.htm

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:07 pm 
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thanks voxace thats great info :)

 

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