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Radiator #1628235
30/12/2018 10:16
30/12/2018 10:16
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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

Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628236
30/12/2018 14:30
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Did you try Alternative Autos?



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Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628237
30/12/2018 14:58
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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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1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628245
31/12/2018 11:09
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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

Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628249
31/12/2018 12:36
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Joe Country cruising is the man to talk to on here Lee.


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628286
02/01/2019 09:12
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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.

Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628289
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Thanks Joe, I'll do just that now

Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628290
02/01/2019 11:47
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Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628291
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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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Re: Radiator [Re: Lee_k] #1628296
02/01/2019 14:07
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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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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