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Anyone got a radiator

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Boner, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. Boner

    Boner New Member

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    Awight guys and gals

    Goosed the radiator on my landy think sutin has hit it and fractured some of the fins. The leaks no abd but does releive itself if im going up long hills.
    Going to be going on a wee trip soon so want a new yin was about to order fi paddocks seeing its no abd prices or ahs anyone got yin they be willing to sell.

    Its a 86 defender 110td with oil cooler built into radiator.
    New yin costs £109 so anyhting below that ill be interested in.

    Cheers

    Boner :)
     
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    muddythelandy New Member

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    I've got one that doesn't leak but some of the copper (ok about 20&#37;) micro-fins have become powdery. Fine to use but I'm goin to the desert and need full coolin.

    You can have it for nowt. Im near Edinburgh on the A1.
     
  3. Boner

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    :)
    Thats extremely good of you muddy!

    Im just ootside Dalkieth so can collect anytime suits you. Ill return the favour anyday you need help with your landy or take ya oot for a pint.
    My radiators not totally dead yet so if you still useing it dont hurry you call the shots boss.

    :) what a nice chap.

    boner.
     
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    tek the fins out of yours and fit em in his ;)
     
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    yer can't do that ffs! can yer not read he says his fins is fooked " fins int what they used to be"
     
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    well the fins dunt hold water, theyre just there fer cooling, its the chasnnels that hold water, but yer man with the leak free un says the fins is fooked
     
  7. Boner

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    Hi Yella

    Did not know u can do that got loads to learn boot landys but im trying.

    my radiator is unfortuantly bad in the fins department aswell not sure how bad but most are powdery. The leak is from just a small area of the channels from what i can see were sutin has hit the radiator.

    Heard u can get radiators recored whats that mean then?

    Boner
     
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    it means they will renovate yer old rad, its usually cheaper than a new un
     
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    aradite slathered over the leak will stop it
     
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    or radweld.

    Boner - if you still fancy it I'll be going into town this week to pick up some kit from stratstones (if it's arrived yet - 4 weeks and counting for a fuel tank).

    It's serviceable as long as you don't tow up hills in hot weather - I'd maybe try chucking in some radweld in yours first to see if it fixes itself - save taking your front to bits - and just keep an eye on levels and temp gauge.

    cheers
     
  11. Boner

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    HI MUddy

    I chucked in some radweld just befor the weekend and was down Glenkerry last night for a drink and a gentle wonder and the radiator was holding ok till i hit long hills, unless i drove very carefully and with little strain on the engine it heasted up to about 1/3 from cold and i would get a fine spray from the leak area and loose tempature, checked the overflow bottle when running but no bubbles etc and its not loosing much at all.
    I work in edinburgh most days so ill send you my mobile number too your priavte message thung and i can meet you when ur in town. I hope the radiator is all thats wrong as i want to go to drumclog or whatever its called to get a bit of practise on mud with my new tyres at low pressures and probably get stuck:D. Appricaite adn the help and advice.
    Boner
     
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    I'll give you a call the day I'm heading in, cheers Muddy
     
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