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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:40 pm 
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Been leaking coolant for a while. Finally had time today and found that my 3 year old 4 core radiator is already cracked down on the right side; where the hose goes into the .

I've seen PWR alluminium radiators at $815 or so. Alternatively I could replace the one I have with the same model.

Radiators do break, but will the PWR last me longer than 3 years?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:52 pm 
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Ive always found that Radiators even if they are aftermarket only last about 2 years or so in late model cars or atleast thats what i was told when i got my new one in the EF XR8 aftermarket one cost me $200.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:52 pm 
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The PWR ones are very nice, but for our model car they are closer to 1K. I looked into one early last year. Definitely worth it if your car does a lot of highspeed work, or you are after the weight saving. Personally, go for another 4 core as you already have
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:13 pm 
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When i replaced the radiator in my 6, i used a three core instead of the normal two core. Its fantastic, never gets warm, even when giving i a gutful for extended periods, but the fan shroud no longer covers all three cores and so has a gap running down the side. Doesnt seem to affect it, but was wondering whether the standard v8 clutch fan shroud will fit the 6s? not sure whether the fan is in the same position

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:22 pm 
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drones lane has thermos, no clutch shroud..

My advise is to get an Adrad 4 core, where yours is cracking along the seam in the end tank the Adrad ones have improved endtanks, they are a solid sinsle piece one. Also I would be putting an tranny cooler in and not using the pissy little tranny cooler on the end tank. this helps to reduce the heat a little, but extends life.

I have popped every stock radiator I have had in my XR6's 3 xrs and 3 radiators.. first one I had for years after replacement, never an issue..

second car came to an abrupt end curtosy of a Honda. but again same deal. and current one AGAIN popped the radiator, Adrad again for replcement, not an issue since.

and they have a pretty good warranty on em to.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:53 pm 
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The question was for whoever is reading, not just drone! Just a curiousity for me.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:09 am 
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Cheers guys. If they go every 2 years then might as well get the cheapest one and replace it every 2 years. The one that I currently have is an Adrad Dave. That cost me $415 fitted. Not overly expensive nor cheap.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:48 am 
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Bought my XY in 97,yep the radiator was rooted,since then I'm on my third now,the s**t top tanks usually go,but had alot of gunk blocking them :x :x :x

Now problen solvid,put one of these filters in,pre radiator,just keep it clean :P :P :P look at all the s**t it has collected...
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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:15 pm 
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where do you get those puppies from vik?
any loss in system performance, i.e. flow cooling ability as a result?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:49 pm 
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msman wrote:
where do you get those puppies from vik?
any loss in system performance, i.e. flow cooling ability as a result?


Got mine from the local speed shop,the flow is not a problem,as long as the s**t is cleaned out,My XY is a weekender,so I clean it after a spinn,but a daily driver :shock: :shock: :shock: depends on the donk I spose,once a week check at first,then see how it goes...

vik...I wouldn't be without one now :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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