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GT4WRC
12-10-2005, 03:38 AM
While the engine internals 'issue' is being resolved, attention was turned to the radiator.
First step was to clean up the engine bay. As can be seen below, it was rather filthy...

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So, once again with the industrial strength cleaner and elbow grease and et voila!

http://www.220gti.co.nz/images/IMG_0785.JPG

http://www.220gti.co.nz/images/IMG_0787.JPG

Not quite like new, but sooooo much better :bigthumbu

The OE rad seems to be pretty capable of coping with 300bhp, but whether it would handle over 400 is questionable. So, rather than leave it to chance, a Koyo unit was ordered from the US. Twice as thick as the standard one (and also the same fitment for the ST202), this unit is beautifully manufactured. Only issue would be with the OE fan fitment. Clearance is pretty tight in the first place and there would be some interference issues if the standard fans were re-used.
So I raided my spares box and came up with a pair of Kenlow slimline fans. 10 minutes later they were attached to the new rad and the rad in turn fitted to the car...

http://www.220gti.co.nz/images/IMG_0788.JPG

http://www.220gti.co.nz/images/IMG_0790.JPG

http://www.220gti.co.nz/images/IMG_0789.JPG

Nice and shiney. Won't have any cooling issues with this set up :cool:
Gary

Luis C
12-10-2005, 04:36 AM
Luvly

Slider
12-10-2005, 06:32 AM
I'm drooling :bigthumbu

Apostle
12-10-2005, 07:26 AM
Nice, looks great. Whats the part number to that, is it the R1958 by any chance for the 94-99 celicas.

GT4WRC
12-10-2005, 09:43 AM
Nice, looks great. Whats the part number to that, is it the R1958 by any chance for the 94-99 celicas.

That's the one :)
Gary

Mister2T
12-11-2005, 03:05 PM
how much was that radiator?