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rock66
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Saw this on evil bay. Are these radiators any good,or better than a standard Ford one? Cant believe they are only $99 plus postage.

www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fo...448wt_1399


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i bought mine from eBay and the quality was very good, mine had the Transmission cooler built in and i paid $150 all up, all probably made in 1 factory in china

www.ebay.com.au/itm/28...1497.l2649

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Did it fit straight in or did you have to modify it?


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Be careful with aluminum radiators - they need the correct balance of coolant to water to prevent corrosion.

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rock66 wrote
Did it fit straight in or did you have to modify it?


Perfect fit


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Make sure the radiator has a good earth to the body. Stray currents can destroy an alloy radiator in weeks.


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I would never use an aluminium radiator in any of my cars.

"In a car the ground is on the outside. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to ground your aluminum radiator to the block. If you do so, then there is no circuit to be had through the water in the system. Hence, NO reaction! Heads are grounded to the block by definitions, hence we do not hear about any problems with them. Radiators sit in rubber mounts attached with rubber hoses, so need ground, rubber is a very good insulator."

If you adhere to this then electrolysis problems will be minimised however the radiator fluid that you use, can be absolutely critical !!!!!!


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All modern cars use aluminium radiators without issues, so there is no reason we can't if they are done properly.


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hybrid wrote
All modern cars use aluminium radiators without issues, so there is no reason we can't if they are done properly.


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I have been running them in cars I have built, for years with no issue. However I have ALWAYS bought good quality rads. They are at least 3 times the price of what is displayed above. The reasons are obvious when you compare the two.


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Kerry, yours would have been ALOOMINUM ones though in the states, not aluminium?
Maybe aloominum is better? Poke


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www.tectaloy.com/tecta...books.html

Download the Green book and have a read about stray currents, heck just have a read it's a wealth of useful information.

A lot of guys at work run these Chinese made radiators without a problem. The general rule seems to be good coolant and demineralised water.


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The correct spelling and pronunciation is ALUMINUM.

The Yanks developed bauxite into a product they called aluminum, as is their right being the makers.

Asshole poms added the "i" to show the world they own the english language.

And english being the most screwed up language in the world also explains why the poms didn't add an "i" to platinum.

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RIO and BHP's website show they mine aluminium. The international Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry prefers the non US and North American spelling of aluminium but accepts it without the i as well.
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Ausjacko wrote
RIO and BHP's website show they mine aluminium. The international Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry prefers the non US and North American spelling of aluminium but accepts it without the i as well.
I love google


Wow, RIO & BHP "mine" aluminium ..... news to me. I always was under the impression that Bauxite was the ore (or raw material). That must save heaps in electricity costs ..... Poke


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website show they mine aluminium


Well... they may say the do, but no aluminum/aluminium is mined. As noted the ore mined is bauxite, processed to => alumina, processed to => aluminum/aluminium.

IUPAC adopted 'ium" in 1990, before that us old farts got used to just and "um".

And as Yank would love to agree with the above, but this article explains the convoluted issues behind the usage, and that it was named out of England.

www.worldwidewords.org...minium.htm

And it is just mind boggling that different countries have different languages.... Wink2


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