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Engine Aftermarket Radiator

Discussion in 'Powertrain' started by slow_r0lla, Jul 23, 2015.

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    So I have to ask, how many people on here are running after aluminum radiators? I recently bought an all Aluminum Yonaka Honda Half Size Radiator. It was a very good deal, 150 bucks for a beautiful well put together rad that comes with a metal fan shroud and a new cooling fan. Being a dual core radiator; I kept the same cooling capacity as my OEM radiator. Well basically I have had nothing but problems with my cooling system since I got it. Car is fine at idle. Unfortunately on hot days while traveling uphill like in the mountains the cars temp gauge starts climbing. And every time I use the AC it over heats as well. I have to leave the blend door on heat and bringing in outside air. I am assuming I am not getting enough airflow since the car is fine at idle. I am running an 80 to 20 percent mix of distilled water to Toyota OEM Red Coolant. Also running a 170 degree thermostat as opposed to the OEM 185. Sorry for the long post but just tired of spending money and the problem not getting fixed. 20150723_144849.jpg 20150723_144907.jpg
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    CorollaGT has an aluminum one but I think it's a full size one.
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    Yea I would switch that out with a full sized aluminum radiator.
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    For those hill climbs, why not install an active fan with on/off switch. :)
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    crolla "Wait did I just lose to a corolla?"

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    Thats a good point
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    Since I am running the celica GT ECU it is actually always on lol
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    I never knew that happened. The Aluminum radiator makes it looks nice :)
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    Marriedtodanger Uggs for thugs

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    Most of the guys I see get the 03 Corolla 2 row radiator. It's better for the top hose position, works great for the intake mani swap. Also should be able to find one for close to the same price. I have the mishimoto version, hope I spelled that right. Just didn't put it in yet. If you have a auto trans run a trans cooler. Looks good and they work. The RX7 stock, that's the one people are using on different cars.
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    I guess everyone has a personal preference. 90 Celica GTS and 93-98 Supra radiators are good alternatives too.

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