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by valencia
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

It is a little lower than original, any higher and the cap fouls the front panel flange, but I'll see how I go on when topping up, all my pipe work came from auto silicone hoses, they do a good range of stuff.
Michael
by valencia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

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by valencia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

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by valencia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

Hi everyone, I have fitted the Suzuki Vitara rad now and everything temp wise seems ok, the gauge only gets up about a third of the way this time of the year. I had to buy two 90° elbows and a 180° pipe, also a 100mm long 32mm steel link pipe, the elbows are of the reducer type 32-28mm. The most dif...
by valencia
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

You may have a point about the size, I'm not sure about the thickness or number of rows in the Suzuki rad but it's actual surface area is a little smaller than the Triumph unit, maybe not a problem in Lancashire this time of year when the temp gauge struggles to get halfway up but it will be interes...
by valencia
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

Thanks mike, that is another good option for me , I'm sure I'll get it all connected up. The rad itself is still in it's packaging as I'm not ready to install it yet, the supplier said the outlets were 28mm and I think the originals might be a bit bigger but I'm just waiting for some tyres at the mo...
by valencia
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

Thanks Ian, I have seen a few on ebay now, plenty of choice too.
Cheers
Michael
by valencia
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

Thanks Ian, I will see what hoses I can get off the shelf instead of disturbing the stat housing and a steel link pipe seems a good idea to connect between the two. I have not started to install the rad yet as at the moment I'm busy cleaning and painting the wheels prior to getting some new tyres to...
by valencia
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292269035924 Hi, Since my last message I have bought a Suzuki Vitara radiator as shown in the link, it will require some mountings fabricating, the bottom hose is in the correct position and the expansion pipe too, but the top connection will need a flexible hose and I may...
by valencia
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1323

Re: replacement radiator

Thanks Johnnydog, I think for the sake of longevity I'm after a new radiator and I was attracted to the modern units not just on the basis of price but also as an up-grade. I'm always interested in modern products for our cars and I wondered if anyone else had gone down this route with the rads. The...