Author Topic: LocaL DUAL core radiator.  (Read 1626 times)

May 11, 2017, 02:57:34 PM
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thebus

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There is not section for Engine and cooling so hopefully the N\A guys look in here.

After a very unpleasant hot drive I vowed to look into the issue of engine cooling.
Firstly I changed the coolant (Liqui Moly) and thermostat which included a good flush.
I then had some 25mm holes made in the sump plate. While I would like to say this assisted in getting air flow I cant prove it other than a cooler drive back from Atlantis, my thinking was the header was creating heat and had no where to go. I did alot of research online and single core IS the most efficient...but we know this is only true when air is moving through the engine bay over a certain speed.
I then bought a spare radiator to have the alu tanks welded on. This wouldn't reduce temps but gave peace of mind that the radiator would be good. While at the shop I asked about having a dual core radiator made up for the forester (manual) and they could use the subaru radiator as a template.

Good news is it was ready this morning but I couldnt take it home with me and I should be able to collect on Saturday.
Will take pics and let you know of any issues along the way. with more details.
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May 14, 2017, 01:02:53 PM
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Wynandd

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Yes, I think the N/A models do suffer more heat soak, than the scoop fitted, XT hairdryer models, that actually forces air through the intercooler which causes a positive airflow in the entire engine bay.   
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May 14, 2017, 09:03:32 PM
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berndp

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....... hairdryer models, ...........
;D ;D ;D ;D
Now where did I see that one ???
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May 16, 2017, 09:45:48 PM
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Nice, who made it up for you? Cost?


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May 17, 2017, 12:02:52 PM
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thebus

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Here are a few pics of the Radiator.












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May 22, 2017, 01:22:11 PM
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How much did they charge for it?
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May 23, 2017, 07:12:24 AM
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Does it still have the trans cooler?
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May 23, 2017, 07:38:32 AM
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No his one does not have the transmission cooler
You would need to buy a separate one for that
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May 23, 2017, 09:26:58 AM
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Havent installed it yet.
MF Radiators in Brackenfell.
I paid R4800 You can get it cheaper but these guys have experience.

They could easily remove the bottom tank and transfer the trans cooler.
They can also install.
They also remove plastic tanks, clean cores and replace end tanks with new rubbers.
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May 23, 2017, 07:47:14 PM
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Please let me know when installed, I would like to see it in-car.
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June 04, 2017, 03:23:25 AM
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Following.


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June 16, 2017, 01:56:42 PM
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Tried installing radiator today. Measurements are all wrong and out of alignment.
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June 17, 2017, 01:56:33 PM
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Tried installing radiator today. Measurements are all wrong and out of alignment.
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June 19, 2017, 02:53:16 PM
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Look at the second and third Pics I posted above, you can see the size difference.
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June 19, 2017, 09:53:12 PM
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On the OEM radiator, what are those 2 brass fittings on the bottom tank?
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