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 Post subject: aluminium radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:58 pm 
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hi all, i was looking at buying an aluminium radiator from ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon- ... 2962wt_924 for my el xr8 and have found this one but the description says it is for 6 cylinders only yet my xr8 has a radiator that looks identical to the one in my ef 4.0l can any one tell me why it would be for 6 cylinder use only and what is the difference if any
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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:04 pm 
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I dont know if its the brand me or my car. Ive gone through a few alluminium radiators seeming 1 a year. On my 3rd
One that i need to buy now. They dont seem to last for me and i use the right coolant mixtures etc. Im looking at going a copper one now. You may be better off doing the same. Imo.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:24 pm 
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I have alloy 4 core in mine..
NO issues for 10 years..
Make sure earth straps / connections between engine and chassis
is in top condition etc..Electronisis kills alloy !!

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:41 pm 
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i remember my expirience with cheap Evilbay alloy radiators.

in short AVOID LIKE THE FUKEN PLAUGE. seriously.. i went thru 3 of the pieces of shlt in 2 months, all failing at the exact same spot.

i did get my money back but the expense of fluid and shlt stuffing around with it.

i ended up gettin a standard replacement and it has been there for over a year...

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:33 am 
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cheap alloy radiators are just that, cheap thin rubbish..

buy cheap you get cheap.. atleast the one in the link has alloy tanks instead of plastic..
in general a std 6 cyl and v8 radiator are the same.
and imo unless you have engine modifications a larger radiator isnt really nessesary..

i always use a good quality copper radiator..
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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:42 am 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
I have alloy 4 core in mine..
NO issues for 10 years..
Make sure earth straps / connections between engine and chassis
is in top condition etc..Electronisis kills alloy !!

as said above,add some better earth straps.factory straps are on a budget and will do the job and sometimes forgotten on repairs or broken.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:49 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
EBXR8380 wrote:
I have alloy 4 core in mine..
NO issues for 10 years..
Make sure earth straps / connections between engine and chassis
is in top condition etc..Electronisis kills alloy !!

as said above,add some better earth straps.factory straps are on a budget and will do the job and sometimes forgotten on repairs or broken.

YEP can save timing cover / rear water pump from corrosion also !!!
Which results in coolant in crankcase = bad news...

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:28 pm 
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bought my 52mm from asi on ebay .
im using red coolant,
2yrs no worries at all, love it, get one they are cheaper than plastic!
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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:38 pm 
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if youz are worried bought electrolisis check around with a multi meter.
they give you instructions on how to do this with the radiator anyway .
only thing i had to mod was the fan shroud cause i did a 6.
i will be buying one for my v8 when i recover from the parts buying spree ive been on for the last month
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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:41 pm 
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name and shame?
Benny D wrote:
i remember my expirience with cheap Evilbay alloy radiators.

in short AVOID LIKE THE FUKEN PLAUGE. seriously.. i went thru 3 of the pieces of shlt in 2 months, all failing at the exact same spot.

i did get my money back but the expense of fluid and shlt stuffing around with it.

i ended up gettin a standard replacement and it has been there for over a year...
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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:53 pm 
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my engine temp is way lower now .
i used to think it was normal for e series to run at all sorts of different temps.
hell experienced moders on here will tell you its normal aswell.
so why then does my temp now below 100 all the time now hhmm.
maybe it has somthing to do with the extra 3l of coolant in it, the 2 extra cores and 22mm extra thickness of radiator :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:56 pm 
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mystro wrote:
name and shame?
Benny D wrote:
i remember my expirience with cheap Evilbay alloy radiators.

in short AVOID LIKE THE FUKEN PLAUGE. seriously.. i went thru 3 of the pieces of shlt in 2 months, all failing at the exact same spot.

i did get my money back but the expense of fluid and shlt stuffing around with it.

i ended up gettin a standard replacement and it has been there for over a year...


mob called ASI_Performance over east.

they look really preety and everything bit arent worth the scrap price of the alloy used.
but they did not recive bad feedback from me because they sent out 2 replacements for free and when they invitably failed i recieved a full refund.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:58 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50mm-radiato ... 4165f4139d

thats the exact one i got.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aluminium radiators
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:33 pm 
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All the theories on electrolysis etc etc can't hide the fact those cheaper alloy radiators take the place of the other sacrificial elements on a falcon engine and last max one year even with good coolant. I avoid them like the plague as well. My car has a adrad which is doing great and seems very solid: http://www.adrad.com.au/quality/

 

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