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#1628235 - 30/12/2018 11:16 Radiator
Lee_k Offline
Club Member 1629
On a journey

Registered: 01/09/2017
Posts: 143
Loc: Staffordshire
Hi all,

In need of a new rad (no leaks but it looks very old and droopy!!)

This isnt as easy as it sounds.... no where seems to sell them.

Theres the direnza ones on ebay for about £180 (in black) but i read there bigger than the original? - Do they fit a standard car without needing modification?

Other than that the only original ones i can find are £210+ - i did a search and found a post where it was said they were £109 for a standard unit...am i looking in the wrong place or has stock dried up so they've doubled the price??

Lee

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#1628236 - 30/12/2018 15:30 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
magooagain Offline
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Did you try Alternative Autos?
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#1628237 - 30/12/2018 15:58 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
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I've not got a Direnza one but do have a ProAlloy one, which is deeper/thicker but the same height & width. There should be no problem fitting it, but I did find it a tight fit with a larger than standard GT2860R turbo. It's made much easier if you remove and replace from below, removing the radiator support bar (which is worth removing anyway to tackle the inevitable rust). Be careful when buying to get the correct turbo or non-turbo version (the difference is the small inlet pipe to takes the coolant from the turbo oulet).
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#1628245 - 31/12/2018 12:09 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
Lee_k Offline
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Is the direnza the same?

I looked for Alternativeautos online but only old looking websites comes up with no catalog? - I looked on ebay but no rads popped up?

Lee

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#1628249 - 31/12/2018 13:36 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
jimboy Offline
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Joe Country cruising is the man to talk to on here Lee.
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#1628286 - 02/01/2019 10:12 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
Countrycruising Offline
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Lee presently there aren't any new Valeo rads about and I would certainly steer clear of buying anything second hand.
The Direnza are ok, I've fitted quite a few now and without any issues, they have stock at the moment so if you need one buy it as they sell out quickly and take 3-4 months to restock.
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#1628289 - 02/01/2019 12:09 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
Lee_k Offline
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Thanks Joe, I'll do just that now

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#1628290 - 02/01/2019 12:47 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
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Edited by magooagain (02/01/2019 12:50)
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#1628291 - 02/01/2019 12:55 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
DaveG Offline
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Mon dieu, pour Valeo c'est un très bon prix! Mais la photo est dans le mauvais sens, n'est-ce pas?click to enlarge
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#1628296 - 02/01/2019 15:07 Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k]
Gripped Offline
Club member 1144
I need some sleep

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 3060
Loc: S. Wales. Way beyond my means
I've used these with no major issues. My Fiat is still fine 5 years and my van has one.

Cheap as chips too.

https://www.adrad.co.uk/car-radiator/catalogue.php?manu=FIAT&model=COUPE
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