Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites
New Topic New Poll New Reply
Author: Subject: Aluminium Rad
Kev1n

posted on 24/11/19 at 10:02 AM Reply With Quote
Aluminium Rad

Hi everyone

having an engine overhaul at the moment and whilst taking the rad out I did notice its not in the best of condition
has anyone changed to a aluminium one ?

can you share any info (sizes and prices) recommend where to go.

thank you

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
cliftyhanger

posted on 24/11/19 at 10:54 AM Reply With Quote
The cheap polo/golf type are used a lot. Have a look on fleabay for sizes, but they start about £25ish...
Will depend on engine and current rad etc, hoses may need altering but plenty of choices.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Myke 2463

posted on 24/11/19 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cliftyhanger
The cheap polo/golf type are used a lot. Have a look on fleabay for sizes, but they start about £25ish...
Will depend on engine and current rad etc, hoses may need altering but plenty of choices.





https://www.adrad.co.uk/car/radiators/ have the sizes on their site.

My Zetec works fine with VW334 golf 1.4 /1.6 some forget to close gap between rad and nose cone.

Polo rad used by some is VW 303 1100 / 1300 ...... 1983 / 1990 both about £30.





Be Lucky Mike.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Andybarbet

posted on 24/11/19 at 01:04 PM Reply With Quote
I got the VW302E one from a polo, got it brand new on ebay for £29 delivered. 

Here's who i got it from: 

Ebay name: coolpartsuk 

Fits: 
Seat Terra - 900 - 1989 onwards. 
Volkswagen Derby - 1.0 - 1983 to 1990. 
Volkswagen Polo - 1.0 - 1983 to 1990. 

Suitable for: 
Manual vehicles, without air conditioning. 


Useful information: 
Our part number - VW302E. 
Original Seat / Volkswagen part number(s) - 867.121.253 F. 
Approximate core size - 380mm x 320mm. 





Give a man a fish & it will feed him for a day, give him a fishing rod & you've saved a fish.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Andybarbet

posted on 24/11/19 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
Try Ebay item number:

273894588407

It's only £22.50 now.





Give a man a fish & it will feed him for a day, give him a fishing rod & you've saved a fish.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
nick205

posted on 24/11/19 at 02:43 PM Reply With Quote
IIRC I used the VW302E rad on my 2.0 Pinto engine MK Indy. Didn't cost that much, fitted into the MK nose cone and worked just fine.
View User's Profile Visit User's Homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
Kev1n

posted on 30/11/19 at 07:57 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks everyone. 👍
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Gersen

posted on 5/12/19 at 09:15 AM Reply With Quote
For future reference - Polo dimensions but different core thickness available - run a 70 mm core one in the Velocity.

http://www.coolexperts.co.uk/product/locost-all-aluminium-race-quality-radiator/

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
40inches

posted on 5/12/19 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
I used one of these eBay Item
Held the 3litre V6 at 85-90 degrees whatever the weather or traffic conditions

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member

New Topic New Poll New Reply


go to top






Website design and SEO by Studio Montage

All content © 2001-16 LocostBuilders. Reproduction prohibited
Opinions expressed in public posts are those of the author and do not necessarily represent
the views of other users or any member of the LocostBuilders team.
Running XMB 1.8 Partagium [© 2002 XMB Group] on Apache under CentOS Linux
Founded, built and operated by ChrisW.