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Old May 12th, 2014, 04:31 PM
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300Tdi Radiators

School me on 300Tdi radiators. I know that most of them have plastic side tanks but some apparently have/had metal ones. The current Genuine ones, are they metal?
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I've only seen the metal ones. if you have to get aftermarket to get metal, go for it.
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I got an aftermarket one from British Pacific right when I bought my 110 (left me stranded on the way from purchasing it). It was all metal. It started leaking slightly after about 1.5 or so years. I wouldn't think Defenders would have gotten an aluminium/plastic radiator until the TD5, but that's just me guessing.
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Fwiw I have a BritPart plastic/aluminum unit in mine, it's held up well for two years now.
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I'm not so sure I would recommend metal anymore.

Seems like they always end up leaking.

My pop's Honda CRV with 200k miles on this dinky little plastic radiator made it to 180Ksomething before it needed a $99 replacement.



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Fair enough. I replaced a metal radiator in my old NAS truck when it started leaking. Maybe plastic is what I want after all. Thanks guys.
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They all leak. DII and P38 radiators leak all the time, and they are plastic and aluminium. '03+ Range Rover radiators leak all the time as well, and they are solid aluminium. I don't think any one style is better than the other, I think it just depends on if you get lucky and get a good one, and also maintain your cooling system.
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