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    Default bigger radiator for aussie 3SFE?

    Hey guys,

    Does anybody know of a radiator swap I can do into my 88 ST Celica (3SFE) to improve cooling?

    It's the end of summer here in South Australia (aaaaaw! ) but we're still having some pretty hot days (35`C+). It's got me thinking about my radiator. It's so freaking small! I often find the fan is kicking in even after I've been cruising along in the city with moderate stop-start traffic. In my old Holden days the simple thing to do to get over cooling system difficulties was to go and grab the radiator out of a V8 version of your car (usually fat 3 core jobs to put up with nasty aussie heat ) and install it.

    I've done a quick search around the forum and found this thread http://www.celicatech.com/forums/sho...light=radiator where somebody put a honda radiator into their 1990 celica. The benefit here it seemed was it created more space for turbo etc but no improvement in cooling capacity. I'm primarily interested in installing a radiator that will manage the cooling better and thus rely less on the fan to keep things happy.

    Let me know if you've got any ideas.
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    If the 5th generation Celica radiators fit your 4th gen, you may find that the GT-S and Alltrac/GT4 radiator might be what you need. It's twin core and works quite well.
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    Hmm yes it is the bomb..

    Btw, stop your end of summer whining.. We (us in northeastern USA) just got done with a shit ass winter.. plus it won't even be that cold down there man! It's been gettin real nice up here now tho

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    anyone know if a 5th gen radiator fits a 4th gen running the 3SFE?



    and btw, bite me Pun :thefinger I surf all fuckin year anyway so I guess yer right.
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    sweet, I'll drop mine out and take it to the wreckers, see if I can make a swap or something. Cheers guys!
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