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FluffyNutts
02-18-2011, 10:16 PM
I can not find a radiator for my 88 st165, I tried advanced, and a few other places only to find they were wrong and do not have any fittings for sensor or the turbo hose. The dealer wants 401.27 for one. Is there a place online I can buy one? I was reading something about ASI I think it was but from what I read you have to add in a line for the turbo and the sensors, am I right?

Car_Barn_Bandit
02-18-2011, 10:22 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYOTA-CELICA-ST165-ST162-Radiator-1986-1987-1988-1989-/370477751706

I have an AutoPwr radiator. It's all aluminum and well built. Run it for a year now, works beautifully.

FluffyNutts
02-18-2011, 10:25 PM
was it dorect bolt in, had the nipple off the cap neck and had a place for the turbo and the sensor down below?

Car_Barn_Bandit
02-18-2011, 10:27 PM
It was drop in. Had a plug for my temp sensor, ready to go. I got a new gasket, but it just dropped in.

FluffyNutts
02-18-2011, 10:32 PM
Just ordered... Thank you!

Car_Barn_Bandit
02-19-2011, 01:17 AM
Let us know how that turns out. I am 90% certain they manufacture radiators for a number of other rad companies like Koyo.

4thgenceli
02-19-2011, 02:59 AM
The st185/165 radiators that are sold on egay under Autopwr are the ASI ones. Few people here are running them (including myself whenever I get this damn thing running). Great quality radiators.

FluffyNutts
02-19-2011, 04:10 AM
So there are two sensors on the radiator right?

Car_Barn_Bandit
02-19-2011, 05:30 AM
Mine has 2 plus a drain plug. It should fit your application correctly.

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-02-2011, 08:17 PM
How did that Radiator work out Fluffy?

Rick89GTS
03-11-2011, 04:49 AM
I can confirm that those ASI radiators will fit your ST165 100%. Yes, they have all the appropriate openings, including the turbo coolant pipe at the top and sensor openings in the bottom tank. The only thing you may have to do is widen one of your fan shroud holes slightly to ensure a perfect fit.
I know this because I was the one who contacted ASI to have them made.
For those of you that don't know the story, I took all the measurements myself and went back and forth with them over a year to get it right.
In fact, I have one of the rejects sitting in my garage, LOL.
I did it because I was so pissed off that nobody made an aftermarket radiator for us ST165 owners and I didn't want to pay $500 for an OEM one with crappy plastic end tanks.

Full saga here: http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=24011&start=225


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/10.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/6.jpg
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^That aluminum core is 42mm thick, stock OEM is 32mm; it's tight, but we still have enough clearance.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/3.jpg
^Underside shot of the fan and drain plug. No drain tube like on the OEM rad but I may try to fit a spigot in there. The bottom mounting post is clearly visible inside the rubber grommet-cushion thingy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/8.jpg
^Underside shot of coolant temperature sensor and lower rad hose.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/9.jpg
^Here you can just see where the bottom fan shroud hole doesn't quite line up properly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/Rick88AllTrac/202.jpg
Close up
^The one correction we need; misaligned mounting hole for fan shroud.
Other than that, it's a good fit and decent welds. :)