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 Post subject: radiator?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:59 pm 
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Name: richard
is the polo radiator the way to go? i am using the mx5 1.8 engine


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 Post subject: Re: radiator?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:28 pm 
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Name: Gary
Location: Dufftown, moray scotland
Hi Im using the polo rad and fan, and as you know have a mk2.5 mx5 1.8 with charger and when I ran it up to working temp the fan kicked in for not long and pulled the temps down. a lot of folk are using them although I believe some are using the Mercedes 190e rad now theres a thread on the Haynes forum bout it just now and the concencus is the polo rad is fine and fit for purpose
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 Post subject: Re: radiator?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:56 am 
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Std polo rad is 380mm core width, my 2lt zetec has never had any cooling issues and the fan only cuts in when stationary, there is a golf rad 50mm wider same height and thickness if you are concerned, advanced radiators sell them code VW334 @ £28.03 free delivery and very good quality. i don't see any point in paying for a 1 off expensive rad when you can get a std replacement off the shelf from parts warehouses with next day delivery at a fraction of the alloy one.

http://www.adrad.co.uk/prices/prices.php?search=VW334

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 Post subject: Re: radiator?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:35 pm 
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I'm going to try the slightly wider one as I've got 2.8litres and about 230bhp of BMW 6pot to cool!! :shock:
I've found it even cheaper on ebay so will give this one a shot- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290891361243? ... EBIDX%3AIT
The next one up has a 525mm wide core which may be pushing it in a Haynes nosecone.


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 Post subject: Re: radiator?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:26 pm 
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Name: Bruce
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This might be worth a look for the larger sized engine:

http://www.roadster-builders.co.uk/foru ... 3110#p3110


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 Post subject: Re: radiator?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:25 pm 
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This might be worth a look for the larger sized engine:

http://www.roadster-builders.co.uk/foru ... 3110#p3110

Looks a decent option too. I aren't going to make mine too much of a permanent feature just in case it's not up to the job ;)


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