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 Post subject: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Any advice/probs with changing out the radiator?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:15 pm 
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G'day,
I haven't done a V8 yet(going to do my Pursuit when I fit the intercooler) but I suspect they are very similar. I did our work BF wagon...
Bout the only PITA bit was getting at the A/C condensor mount bolts(the ones shown in step 4) undone...they actually bolt to the radiator rather than having their own mounts. Those scrivet things are s**t too.
Ideally you need a long extension so you can get at them from out from outside the bumper. The rest is a Piece-o-piss.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:18 pm 
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Here's tother bit...

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Btw look at the difference between a 6cyl and V8 radiator, the core is basically twice as thick...
Most radiator shops only sell the V8 one which is what we put in our BF 4.0L wagon.

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:27 pm 
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i done mine a few times. easy as pie

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Why a few times?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:34 pm 
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brought some fancy a** all alloy radiator off evilbay, it failed, got it replaced for free with another, that also failed then just got a standard replacement and a refund for the alloy one. both failed at the same spot and each at about the 1 month mark.

ended up getting a radiator swap down to just under a hour :lol: :lol:
was all done on a lunch break. :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Thanks a million for your input! Have to wait till the radiator gets here now....sweat on it till then. Local bloke here wanted $850 to do it - hence I'll do it myself task!
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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:02 pm 
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abgillet wrote:
Thanks a million for your input! Have to wait till the radiator gets here now....sweat on it till then. Local bloke here wanted $850 to do it - hence I'll do it myself task!


No wuckers!
$850 !?!?!? what a f**k ripoff.
I can get the radiator from Natrad for $190. and as I said they only stock the V8 one.
Ya gotta watch that ebay crap or gumtree. I know a guy that lunched a rebuilt diesel engine because of a s**t brand radiator off gumtree.
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:12 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
abgillet wrote:
Thanks a million for your input! Have to wait till the radiator gets here now....sweat on it till then. Local bloke here wanted $850 to do it - hence I'll do it myself task!


No wuckers!
$850 !?!?!? what a f**k ripoff.
I can get the radiator from Natrad for $190. and as I said they only stock the V8 one.
Ya gotta watch that ebay crap or gumtree. I know a guy that lunched a rebuilt diesel engine because of a s**t brand radiator off gumtree.


Yeh rip off ok..........
didnt know what to do - seen some cheap ones on ebay but steered clear - went to nationwide auto parts online shop - $195..............delivered - just about to do a search for a ba manual - always handy!
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:16 pm 
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abgillet wrote:
XR9UTE wrote:
abgillet wrote:
Thanks a million for your input! Have to wait till the radiator gets here now....sweat on it till then. Local bloke here wanted $850 to do it - hence I'll do it myself task!


No wuckers!
$850 !?!?!? what a f**k ripoff.
I can get the radiator from Natrad for $190. and as I said they only stock the V8 one.
Ya gotta watch that ebay crap or gumtree. I know a guy that lunched a rebuilt diesel engine because of a s**t brand radiator off gumtree.


Yeh rip off ok..........
didnt know what to do - seen some cheap ones on ebay but steered clear - went to nationwide auto parts online shop - $195..............delivered - just about to do a search for a ba manual - always handy!


Ahh good. Mines a Jayrad brand which is apparently the same factory where the original Denso brand ones come from.
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:26 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
abgillet wrote:
XR9UTE wrote:
abgillet wrote:
Thanks a million for your input! Have to wait till the radiator gets here now....sweat on it till then. Local bloke here wanted $850 to do it - hence I'll do it myself task!


No wuckers!
$850 !?!?!? what a f**k ripoff.
I can get the radiator from Natrad for $190. and as I said they only stock the V8 one.
Ya gotta watch that ebay crap or gumtree. I know a guy that lunched a rebuilt diesel engine because of a s**t brand radiator off gumtree.


Yeh rip off ok..........
didnt know what to do - seen some cheap ones on ebay but steered clear - went to nationwide auto parts online shop - $195..............delivered - just about to do a search for a ba manual - always handy!


Ahh good. Mines a Jayrad brand which is apparently the same factory where the original Denso brand ones come from.


do you know what type of coolant i need to use?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:29 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
abgillet wrote:
XR9UTE wrote:
abgillet wrote:
Thanks a million for your input! Have to wait till the radiator gets here now....sweat on it till then. Local bloke here wanted $850 to do it - hence I'll do it myself task!


No wuckers!
$850 !?!?!? what a f**k ripoff.
I can get the radiator from Natrad for $190. and as I said they only stock the V8 one.
Ya gotta watch that ebay crap or gumtree. I know a guy that lunched a rebuilt diesel engine because of a s**t brand radiator off gumtree.


Yeh rip off ok..........
didnt know what to do - seen some cheap ones on ebay but steered clear - went to nationwide auto parts online shop - $195..............delivered - just about to do a search for a ba manual - always handy!


Ahh good. Mines a Jayrad brand which is apparently the same factory where the original Denso brand ones come from.

do you know what type of coolant i need to use?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:02 pm 
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i use tectaloy 90 in just about everything and have never had a problem
orignally i used the ford concentrate with distilled water but it cost a fortune and turned brown in about 15 months
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 Post subject: Re: Ford BA 2003 Ghia radiator
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:11 pm 
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chickenman242 wrote:
i use tectaloy 90 in just about everything and have never had a problem
orignally i used the ford concentrate with distilled water but it cost a fortune and turned brown in about 15 months

Thanks mate... See if I can find it online or order it in.....
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