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Old 25-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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What radiator are you guys using? I have a z18xe, small block engine. Similar dimensions to the x16xe. I have a mpi mini radiator with an extra core added, but im more than sure it won't be up to the job, what rads are you guys using?
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Old 25-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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hey man, i had a bad feeling about mpi rad aswell, not saying it wont do it but because i have space with clubfoot front i got this, i dont no if its anygood as yet, i followed jeneral opionion, it was 24 deliverd to my door[dirt cheep,!not this 1 but similar,

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Old 26-03-2013, 03:41 AM   #3
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What radiator are you guys using? I have a z18xe, small block engine. Similar dimensions to the x16xe. I have a mpi mini radiator with an extra core added, but im more than sure it won't be up to the job, what rads are you guys using?
I'm getting a custom one made. I also had a custom exhaust made. All loads of money
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Old 26-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Corsa b rad is what is commonly used. Its what I will be using.

I have the radiator out of my astra mk3 that I am breaking. It doesn't look too disimilar to the corsa one (wouldn't be surprised if they are the same) I can find out the measurements for you if you want.
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Old 26-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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Corsa b rad is what is commonly used. Its what I will be using.

I have the radiator out of my astra mk3 that I am breaking. It doesn't look too disimilar to the corsa one (wouldn't be surprised if they are the same) I can find out the measurements for you if you want.

Yup you can do this if you have a Clubman or extended front - not so with a standard round nose
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Old 26-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Lots of the answers to questions on this forum are based on the type of front we are using. I think it should be part of the user profile. For example, we all state our displacement and ECU, there should be another attribute: type of front: standard Clubman, standard round nose, extended round nose, etc
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this is true darren, funny how diferant we see, no location drives me mad, diferant thing tho.lol i dont supose the fanastic founders thougt it would get this big,
god bless this ship and all who ride in her,, hora hora!! happy b,day and all,,
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Old 26-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
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Standard length roundnose front for me, I was considering using a twin rad system, so the mpi one up front with a smaller auxillary rad further back, maybe in the standard mini place with some extra fans, I know Kam did this but he has a decent rad up front in the first place. So I'm not sure, I know the rad I have cooled a c16se but not sure what it'll be like with my engine.
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Old 26-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #9
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Standard length roundnose front for me, I was considering using a twin rad system, so the mpi one up front with a smaller auxillary rad further back, maybe in the standard mini place with some extra fans, I know Kam did this but he has a decent rad up front in the first place. So I'm not sure, I know the rad I have cooled a c16se but not sure what it'll be like with my engine.
mpi rad upfront in grille and 1000cc motorbike rad up inside wing both with puller fans - job done. Although I am going to fit an electric water pump as well for extra measure and cool down.
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here's my setting with an austin metro turbo one (marelli copper version)
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