Radiators Gen II

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fatboy18

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15,263 posts

142 months

Tuesday 3rd April
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Took my rad out on the weekend, I had often looked through the front nose of the car thinking that was the Radiator I was looking at behind the Oil cooler. Well it turns out its not!
What you actually are looking at when looking through the front nose is the AC Condenser radiator.
Of course if you don't have AC then that is omitted.

No wonder these cars seem to have a problem with cooling!
Here's a pic of what I found after removing the Rad.



All that garbage was stuck between the Condenser rad and the Coolant rad! Removing the radiator is much easier than I thought.
Drain Coolant, undo fan connection plug, undo top and bottom hoses, remove 4 nuts that hold the fan shroud on and lift it away.
Undo two nuts at the top of the radiator shroud and lift it out.

Well worth doing, a gentle pressure washer and detergent should get rid of the road grime and bugs.
So if you plan on doing a coolant change, wip the rad out and give it a clean. smile

Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 3rd April 21:26

speedandstealth

97 posts

160 months

Wednesday 4th April
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Reminds me of the air filter element in the ram air box of my transam.....best performance increase I've ever felt once I cleaned it out and refreshed the filter!!

V10 SPM

335 posts

182 months

Wednesday 4th April
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Did you notice that your cooling fan was coming on more often than it used to? Out of interest, if you start your car from cold and let it idle, how long is it before the cooling fan cuts in?

fatboy18

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15,263 posts

142 months

Wednesday 4th April
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V10 SPM said:
Did you notice that your cooling fan was coming on more often than it used to? Out of interest, if you start your car from cold and let it idle, how long is it before the cooling fan cuts in?
Within a few minutes!