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New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:55 pm

Hi I'm needing to get my rad refurbished or changed, I want to keep it as standard as possible. Any members in the south east or Essex area with recommendations would help.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by KiwiDave » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:59 pm

Mister Tool may still have a refurbished rad. I think it's a S3 version
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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by TOOL » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:33 am

I sold that. I couldn't make it fit.

I had it recored by a guy in Slough for £80 I think it was.
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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:11 am

Thanks Dave and Andrew, I'm hoping to find someone closer.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by ian65 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:18 am

Dibs, have ypu changed the stat lately? Might be worth doing before you change the rad if it's struggling to keep cool in traffic
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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:08 pm

Yes Ian it was the first thing I did, unless the new one is not working.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by ian65 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:14 pm

worth getting it into a pan of boiling water to check it's opening ok..... otherwise, as we said at RRG, the rad's probably due a refresh after 30 yrs... it doesn't take much to get a blockage and lose efficiency.
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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:27 pm

I think that's right a new or refurbished after 31 years seems right. Rockauto still have them in the states as a last resort.

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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by ian65 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:57 pm

best thing to do is get it recored... it will still look factory original but have modern performance....most of the cars on here have been modified so we'd stick anything on but as yours is one of the few original condition cars left, getting your original rad recored is probably the way to do it. There's a place in Colchester does them I think
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Re: New or refurbished radiator

Post by A7RXY » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:10 pm

Yes I've spotted that one, I'm off on hols next week so when I get back I'll give them a call.

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