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    Hi tonedef. Are these from VW Heritage, or another supplier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corroda View Post
    I’d be happy to consider an aluminium radiator, but would like something that fits without modifying the car. The only radiators i’ve seen are for VR6 turbo conversion, and i’m not sure if they fit without modification.

    What are the pros and cons of the aluminium radiator over a re-core. Apologies if this has already been discussed to death on here.
    I have actually got one of these Alu radiators, however the last owner had it fitted a few months before I purchased the car so cant give links or advice on bracket fabrication, yes another thing that has been done to the Rado I'm selling !

    It cools the car great to be honest and fits in there fine. The only thing that you have to mod is the brackets to house the radiator, they don't match the stock housing bracket points. I would post some pics on here to show you how it sits from looking above it in the Engine bay. The radiator trim piece fits on top of and it fits great under the slam panel.

    I have got the receipt of the mechanic who fitted it and he was Epsom way.
    Last edited by Keyo; 5th October 2019 at 8:33 AM.

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    Hi Keyo, thanks for that. Iím assuming yours is the GPI racing radiator? I donít mind fabricating new lower brackets as long as hoses and cowl etc can remain stock, so photos would be helpful. Iím in no rush, so happy to weigh up the various options.

    Lovely motor by the way. If I hadnít just bought one then I would have been very interested. GLWS.

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    I too have an aluminium radiator it’s an Arlows Racing one, I got it off EBay. The thing to watch out for is some don’t have different size inlet and outlet, the original has a larger bore bottom pipe connection. It was dearer but seemed better than the also European Woley radiator.
    Mine fits well to the bottom crossmember, however I did grind the little tabs off the back so the standard fan set up would fit once I’d dremeled the holes for the bolts for it as they were slightly off, same for the rad sender this fowled on the fan cowling so dremeled a bit off that there. Sealed the new rad sender with locatite 577. Done. That bit took 15 mins. Then made a couple of bracket to hold it to the slam panel when that was refitted. They took 1/2 hour messing about.
    The best thing about fitting one of these is that you haven’t got that plastic elbow thing just waiting to let go one day and it is better cooling. If you want some photos pm your email and I’ll send you some.
    Think it was 8 x m6 blots and washers and 2 strips of brass I cut off a bit of plate I had.
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    Maybe one of these will suit your needs.
    ebay radiator
    ebay radiator 2
    -93 Moonblue Pearl VR6 2.9 OEM+

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    Hi Nelik, well spotted. Iím just about to go on holiday, so will wait to order until I get back.

    Looks like I have a few options though:
    1) wait to come in stock with Heritage,
    2) buy standard radiator from eBay,
    3) buy aluminium radiator from eBay,
    4) add name to potential group buy.

    Thanks for all the help 👍

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    Ive got one of the arlows radiators few slightly bent fins from storage but its brand new never fitted will put some pics up in a bit it has the important top radiator brackets already welded on and a couple of extra brackets as it was going to be for my old corrado which had slimline fans (these could be cut off if not needed.

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    Cost me £212 excluding postage from netherlands and welding.
    So willing to sell it for £190 posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corroda View Post
    Hi Keyo, thanks for that. I’m assuming yours is the GPI racing radiator? I don’t mind fabricating new lower brackets as long as hoses and cowl etc can remain stock, so photos would be helpful. I’m in no rush, so happy to weigh up the various options.

    Lovely motor by the way. If I hadn’t just bought one then I would have been very interested. GLWS.
    Im not sure which radiator brand it is as the mechanic charged labour only on invoice and the seller didn't have the receipt for it. Shaun member on here has seen it and he might be able to tell you if mine is the same as his. Can't post pictures on here chap its a buggeror would of.

    I can say I went for a good drive in the Rado today and she was steady at good speeds at 88 degrees with the alloy radiator and of course you gain weight savings to the heavy nose of a VR6. Well worth checking if your grill has the three opening slits as well because mine dropped by 5 degrees running with that grill at least and that is been modest.

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    Thanks guys. Iím swayed towards the alloy radiator. I have both the one slat, and three slat grilles, so hopefully I can get a combination that suits the frozen north 😂

    Jon, Iíve sent you a PM.

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    Thanks for all your help guys. Iíve now got a new radiator 👍

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