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P38 DT Radiator

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Terry O Sullivan, Jun 24, 2022.

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  1. Terry O Sullivan

    Terry O Sullivan Active Member

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    Hello. Looking to put a new rad in the P38. Dont want a cheapy .I m looking at Direnza rads. Anyone fitted one of these please? Recommendations please??
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Check on the price for getting it re-cored, and you'll know it'll fit too ...
     
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    The go to rad that we all use on here is the Nissens one its tried and tested mines been in about 12years now.
     
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    Can you re core a plastic rad?
     
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  6. Terry O Sullivan

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    By, (On here) you mean This forum??
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    brianp38dse Well-Known Member

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    yes on this forum nissans is the one
     
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    I've followed the same advice & had a Nissens installed in my RRC earlier this year.
    They are a well known brand & popular for older BMW's that tend to be pernickety when it comes to cooling system efficiency.
     
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    It appears that Nissens radiators are plastic with an alloy core, so no more copper & brass :(
     
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    copper and bras rads have not been fitted to cars for about 30 years unfortunately:(
     
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    My discos radiator is copper & brass which is 25 years old :) I believe LR changed that with the D2 and beyond.
    My newer cars Ive owned have been plastic without any issues, but then i only keep them for 4 or 5 years.
     
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    Plastic seems to have been the material of choice for decades; bean-counters love it as it's cheap & cheerful.
    My old daily BM has just recovered from a cooling system issue that was caused by a stupid plastic bleed plug :(
     
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    +1 Nissens if you want besterest
     
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