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Old 03-01-2015, 08:09 AM
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I need a new radiator as my existing has started to look rotten at the bottom. Eurocarparts do a Koyo brand rad at £89 or there are some all aluminium rads on Ebay for around £120. Do the so called high performance rads make a difference? I don't do track days etc. but do motorway blasts with sudden traffic jams which used to overheat my old Porsche 944. Can anyone give me a recommendation on a replacement rad.

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I need a new radiator as my existing has started to look rotten at the bottom. Eurocarparts do a Koyo brand rad at £89 or there are some all aluminium rads on Ebay for around £120. Do the so called high performance rads make a difference? I don't do track days etc. but do motorway blasts with sudden traffic jams which used to overheat my old Porsche 944. Can anyone give me a recommendation on a replacement rad.

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Never had any problems with overheating, even in the hight of summer in the south of France. Thats with the stock radiator. Had the rusted brake disc pull away symptoms, but this time it was because the road was melting, and the tyres sticking to the road.

Your 944 overheated because it was accidentally designed to do so, it's very common, a fault with the thermostat housing design I belive. Honda got it right.
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I brought the Tegiwa item, pretty cheap and a thicker core than the OEM item. Does the job nicely.

OEM fans all mount up to the radiator. I think if i remember i had to adjust one of the mounting points slightly but it was no real hardship. Good value IMO.
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I also went for the Tegiwa rad.

Fans don't come on anywhere near as much as they used to so must be doing a good job
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You don't need the extra cooling and I think I saw a blueprint pattern part for sale in the classifieds section a few weeks ago - I'd go for that if it's still available.

FWIW, I went for the Tegiwa one too it fits fine but I needed to shave a bit of one of my fan mounting points to clear the K&N FIPK shrouding.
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To the guys who have bought the Tegiwa radiator!

Just wondering how you are getting on now, 2 years down the line?

I don't want to make the mistake that I made the with Japspeed exhaust, having to buy cheap buy twice. Would rather go for the Mishimoto to save the hassle.

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Hello N777CK.

Still working well, 5 years on, no leaks. Few bent fins and the ally finish has gone a bit dull but other than that, grand!
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Originally Posted by markforrester99 View Post
I brought the Tegiwa item, pretty cheap and a thicker core than the OEM item. Does the job nicely.

OEM fans all mount up to the radiator. I think if i remember i had to adjust one of the mounting points slightly but it was no real hardship. Good value IMO.
Another vote for the Tegiwa.
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