Radiator choices,modified Modine, Nissens or AKG?

Martin Pot paulnet at direcway.com
Tue Jul 22 21:12:57 EDT 2003

If that is the only problem with the Nissens then I would not be afraid to
get one. Paint is cheap and easy for a radiator and a tight thread on a
mount could easily be resolved, before I start installing it.. Patience is
something I seem to have an unlimited supply of.. If I don't hear any real
horror stories about the Nissens I will get one ordered tomorrow and will
let the list know how it works out.
Thanks, Martin.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Pierce" <cpcycle at earthlink.net>
To: "Martin Pot" <paulnet at direcway.com>
Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: Radiator choices,modified Modine, Nissens or AKG?

> Martin
> I went with the metal Nissen rad. The lower mount nuts have a really
> tight thread,( I let Scott know about this problem and he said he would
> check out the threads before shipping any more Nissens) another lister
> broke them loose on two radiators. I was patient when installing and
> found them tight but did not break a mount nut loose. Paint quality is
> poor, I have the paint on the top flaking off.
> Chuck
> 91 200 tq 20v Avant
> Martin Pot wrote:
> >Hi there.
> >My radiator has gone bad on the '91 2CTQA, and have to make up my mind
> >way to go. I have gone through this before with the sedan, and ended up
> >buying a Modine, which I had modified by letting the radiator shop adding
> >two one inch nipples for the aux radiator.
> >It has been a year or so and have not had any trouble with it.
> >Now I have found a Nissens 60437 radiator that is all metal and is made
> >this car.
> >The trouble seems that there is a quality issue relating to the lower
> >strength, the tank construction and the paint coverage.
> >I was wondering if any of you are using a Nissens and have experienced
> >trouble?
> >I sure would like to go all metal because I have had the broken neck
> >experience with my '86 5KCSTQ at a most inconvenient time, and don't want
> >that to happen ever again.
> >
> >Thanks,Martin.
> >
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