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    Thumbs up Sumo Radiator.

    Hi Lads
    While running the Sumo this summer I developed a leak on the Radiator. Tried some K seal to get me by as I was away from home, but still have a slight leak. Trying to find the best way to remove the old Radiator (2.3 Sierra Diesel) and replace with either like for like or what are the views on a better alternative. Car is fitted with a 5.7 Chevy.

    I did think about fitting with an Alloy Radiator so I hopefully didn't have to touch it again. Any info on an alloy equivalent or any other alternative would be much appreciated.

    Cheers Jock

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    Pilgrim do an alloy one on their website or on eBay this one?

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    if you have inner wings fitted, you might need to do some surgery to get it out.
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    If you have inner wing protection, cut a section out about 6 inches wide, and after unbolting your rad will slide out and the new one slide in. Screw some tabs to each side then seal up the small gapping with silicone sealant. I only have a 3.5 RV8 but got a new Transit rad from Ebay for around £60 which keeps my engine at around 90 degrees. Even in hot weather when in traffic the twin fans keep it acceptable
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    Hi Lads
    Thanks for all the replies.
    Had a look at the Pilgrim Alloy Radiator but finding it hard to justify that type of money. Would still like to fit an Alloy one but think it would need to be a lot cheaper.
    Thanks Ken I will have a look on Ebay ,any particular Transit model that you used ,just to narrow down my search.

    Cheers Jock

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    Try 2.5 diesel transit rad. Just bear in mind connections are in different positions from memory. A search on Google will find a drawing.

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    i used a mishimoto alloy mustang one off ebay two years ago only £60 at the time worked a treat with an rv8
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    Quote Originally Posted by jock View Post
    Hi Lads
    Thanks for all the replies.
    Had a look at the Pilgrim Alloy Radiator but finding it hard to justify that type of money. Would still like to fit an Alloy one but think it would need to be a lot cheaper.
    Thanks Ken I will have a look on Ebay ,any particular Transit model that you used ,just to narrow down my search.

    Cheers Jock
    Sorry for the delay. This is pretty much the same as the one I bought. No modifications other than the need to chop off the lugs and also dump the drain plug screw thing then fit reducers onto the drain plug itself to fit the smaller sized hose coming from the header tank. Works fine for me over the last couple of years and sits at around 90 degrees.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-TRAN...AAAOSwuMZZJAT7
    Last edited by Ken; 26-08-18 at 12:48 PM.
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    Thanks for all the help and replies lads.

    Cheers Jock

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