New radiator

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Patrick98
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New radiator

Post by Patrick98 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:54 pm

Hello all. My radiator belonging to my 996 has a bad core and is needing replaced. I have the radiator at a radiator specialists and they are quoting £190 for a new core. I was tempted to buy a new one but was told that refurbishing the old rad would be better as the 'bowls' (don't know what they are) are made off a heavy brass and the new ones are made of lighter stuff according to the rad specialist.. really what I'm asking is the new radiators for a 996 really that bad and are there good makes out there and if so where can I look?? just weighing my options up..thanks..

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cobbadog
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Re: New radiator

Post by cobbadog » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:35 am

What the radiator guy is mentioning as being 'bowls' sounds like what we call the top and bottom tanks. As for the gauge of the tanks on new units as compared to the original it just might be that the new ones are lighter but if they are brass I see no issue.
Finding an aftermarket core to suit tractors is limited to say the least. It is not as though like cars you have a huge choice of alloy cores with alloy tanks and they get made to suit any fitment. If you can buy a new unit for a far better price I would go that way, otherwise fit a new core at the price but ring around and get a few prices from other suppliers.

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Re: New radiator

Post by jazo » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:22 am

Hi, I fitted a replacement radiator on my 1394 from sparex, but it gets hot when working hard, so I looked in the filler hole at the cores and the center row had half the cores missing compared with the old radiator! So beware
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bedwards1966
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Re: New radiator

Post by bedwards1966 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:01 am

That price is quite reasonable for a re-core - certainly a lot cheaper than I've ever had one done in my area.

I've no experience of the cheap ones that are available for David Browns but unless the cost of a re-core was very high I would choose that option over getting a radiator of unknown quality. A re-core will be as good as new and should last a very, very long time.

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Re: New radiator

Post by Patrick98 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:11 pm

bedwards1966 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:01 am
That price is quite reasonable for a re-core - certainly a lot cheaper than I've ever had one done in my area.

I've no experience of the cheap ones that are available for David Browns but unless the cost of a re-core was very high I would choose that option over getting a radiator of unknown quality. A re-core will be as good as new and should last a very, very long time.
Yea I agree.. I had the radiator referbed and it is like brand new

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