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glang
January 21, 2017, 10:51am Report to Moderator

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Has anyone got experience of fitting an uprated rad to a Vitesse? What was different about the new one and what difference if any did it make?
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Nick Jones
January 21, 2017, 1:50pm Report to Moderator

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Mine has an uprated core (4 row?) on the original tanks.

I can now push on on a hot day without the temperature going (much) over 100ºC, but it still gets hotter than I would like when working hard.  It copes ok in traffic but then it did with the original rad.

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Nick Jones
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paulfosh
January 21, 2017, 4:53pm Report to Moderator

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had my standard rad rebuilt its fine temp stays halfway on hot days .
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glang
January 21, 2017, 6:37pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks guys, Ive been looking around and seen various options with different fin design, 4 rows instead of 3 or closer spaced tubes (from the standard of around 30 to 40 across the width of the rad) but dont know which, if any, offer an improvement.......
It's made worse because I believe some rebuilders just change the original design without saying anything while others advertise uprating without saying how so it's difficult to compare them!
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Nick Jones
January 22, 2017, 10:09am Report to Moderator

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In truth, the standard, OE offering is just fine on a standard car provided its tubes are all clear and it holds water.

You don't say if you actually have an overheating problem but there are other causes too.

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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glang
January 22, 2017, 11:05am Report to Moderator

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I drive the car a lot in Spain and as the rad needs replacing anyway (fins disintegrating) for a bit extra on the price I might as well go 'uprated'. Not to say a good clean of the system wont make a difference as well but Ive never heard of a vitesse suffering over cooling
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