Radiator Replacement

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sun Jul 14 00:17:21 EDT 2002

Recent postings indicate that all-metal radiators no longer are
available.   I believe you'll find that those radiators required
modification to provide outlets for the auxiliary radiator anyway.  There
have been some postings about leaving off the auxiliary radiator, but those
who've reported doing this also live in areas where the temperatures remain
in two digits.

At 05:26 PM 07/13/2002 -0700, Greg Johnson wrote:

>20020v Crew,
>As you are no doubt aware the plastic radiators on our cars usually have
>a problem as they get old where the upper radiator hose outlet gets
>fragile and snaps off (over tightening the radiator hose clamp can make
>this occur as well).  Mine chose this record weekend  (100+ degrees) to
>head south.  I'm currently riding around with several gallons of water
>in milk jugs and I reload whenever necessary.
>When I was thinking about upgrading my intercooler, one of the problems
>was the auxiliary radiator, which is in the way.  Has anyone added a
>larger volume radiator in the existing spot (thicker?) so as to
>eliminate the need to the aux rad and therefore have more room for a
>larger IC?  Costs?
>On CJM's excellent 200 website,  George Sidman mentioned he repaced his
>broken radiator with a an all new metal one from Modine.   Has anyone
>else gone this route?  Does anyone have a part # and contact information
>for Modine?   Costs?
>Looking forward to some rousing input on an issue that likely,
>eventually, effect all of us.
>Greg J
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