[V8] UPDATE - Radiator Replacement autocoolradiators.com
cbdllc at ntelos.net
Mon May 15 17:45:29 EDT 2006
I too spent quite a bit of time modifying the upper and lower rails
of the radiator. Had to cut out a section to allow for hood latch.
Grind the entire bottom thinner to drop radiator down enough to get
the trans cooler lines to line up.
The old radiator core was 62mm thick, the new one was 40mm. To me
that is a huge difference.
It does however work. I let the car idle for 30 minutes with A/C
on, outside temp 86F and never went over 100C. It runs cooler while
driving as well. (<100C)
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Ingo Rautenberg
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 1:58 PM
To: daves745t at optonline.net; Audifans V8
Subject: Re: [V8] UPDATE - Radiator Replacement
Sounds familiar. Here's a little snippet from me on August 30th of
....If you have to replace the radiator, I suggest an OEM unit. I
saved a few $$ and got a non-oem replacement and it was different
enough that I had to use a cutting wheel to make it fit and my own
rubber mounts -- but the extra time wasn't worth the $$ savings.
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From: <daves745t at optonline.net>
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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 1:30 PM
Subject: [V8] UPDATE - Radiator Replacement autocoolradiators.com
> Well in a classic case of 'you get what
> you pay for' my mechanic is not happy
> with the radiator from autocool. He
> says he thinks it has been recored -
> I really hope he's wrong about that.
> Regardless the fit was poor and quality
> is marginal. The fittings are largely
> plastic with metal inserts that didn't
> fit so when they put it back together
> it leaked. They were able to salvage
> them off the original and epoxy them
> in. Now they are waiting to see what
> happens. Great . . . that's comforting.
> So you can stick a fork in this guinea pig.
> I'm sure whatever I saved on the radiator,
> I'm paying for in additional labor.
> 90 Pearl
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