Alumin(i)um radiators - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old May 20th, 2012, 04:53 AM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Online
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,776
Alumin(i)um radiators

Must have aluminum on the brain. Even though it's more expensive than even a genuine parts item, been thinking seriously about an aluminum radiator.
Price is one negative aluminums ability to shed heat could be another negative in winter.
What other issues can people think of?
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:12 AM
mattwhite
Status: Offline
Matt White
94 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 116
I had Griffin build me a custom radiator and it was cheaper than a genuine replacement. Here in Florida the difference was really night and day. The stock radiator could not keep up with long highway trips and in traffic with the ac running. Also I had them install an oil cooler with -10 an fittings so I didn't need special adapters for an oil line conversion. However, now that we're moving to CO, building heat in the winter is a real concern.

If you want I can post the drawing I sent to griffin to build a drop in replacement.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:40 AM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
Matt- I would be interested in that drawing. Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old May 22nd, 2012, 11:50 AM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Online
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,776
Ditto!
Guess its not too easy to take a pic of it now....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:12 PM
texrover's Avatar
texrover
Status: Offline
Jason
71 SIIA, 03 RR, 94 D90 (PO), 83 110
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 609
Registry
Been looking at Alisport on their website but if there was someone here who's trusted and referred for a 200Tdi set up with intercooler I'd be game.

Also would consider one for a Series as well....but we'll let summer in Texas decide on both.
__________________
2003 RR L322
1971 Series IIA
1983 110 SW (Incoming)
1994 D90 ST (PO)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 03:44 PM
founD90's Avatar
founD90
Status: Offline
Dr. Gonzo
1994 D90 #48
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woody Creek
Posts: 725
Matt - can you share the contact information for your radiator vendor? What are the concerns about aluminum radiators in winter?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:12 PM
maleger
Status: Offline
Marc-Andre Leger
94D90 CDN#18 http://rover.leger.ca
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 395
Registry
I got a quote last week for 640GBP for an Alisport. Is your option (custom made) less expensive ?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:15 PM
exmod110's Avatar
exmod110
Status: Offline
Don Lang
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: manitoba canada
Posts: 105
An aluminum rad will make no difference to keeping the engine warm in the winter months.
If the thermostat is working correctly, the rad will only cool what the thermostat allows to pass into the rad. As some one that lives where it gets down to -35 Celsius on regular winter days some people will install a "winter front" to help keep things warm. This can be as simple as a chunk of cardboard in front of the rad. The TDI will not produce much heat sitting idling, give it a couple min then drive it to produce heat.
And only block part of the rad and not the inter cooler.....
__________________
85 exmod 110 rhd 300tdi
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:29 PM
tjfslaughter's Avatar
tjfslaughter
Status: Offline
thomas
Burbon
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NorthEast
Posts: 4,563
Send a message to Daniel ini88, he might be getting rid of a nice radiator soon that he just bought a year ago. If not he did the drawings and can have one made up.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:33 PM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by tjfslaughter
Send a message to Daniel ini88, he might be getting rid of a nice radiator soon that he just bought a year ago. If not he did the drawings and can have one made up.
I already have dibs on that rad.
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:54 PM
founD90's Avatar
founD90
Status: Offline
Dr. Gonzo
1994 D90 #48
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woody Creek
Posts: 725
Quote:
Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
I already have dibs on that rad.
Aw come on, seriously? Can you do that?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:37 PM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by founD90 View Post
Aw come on, seriously? Can you do that?
Haha yeah, I did it on our local forum a few months ago. It will be a nice upgrade for the truck. He has a whole thread dedicated to it here, though. It wasn't that expensive.
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old August 3rd, 2012, 09:30 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,741
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
Haha yeah, I did it on our local forum a few months ago. It will be a nice upgrade for the truck. He has a whole thread dedicated to it here, though. It wasn't that expensive.
Local forum? Are the NYC guys on some sort of spin-off show I'm not aware of? Like when "Joey" spun off from "Friends"?
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old August 4th, 2012, 12:55 AM
founD90's Avatar
founD90
Status: Offline
Dr. Gonzo
1994 D90 #48
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woody Creek
Posts: 725
Sounds kind of douchy to me. Cash in hand Daniel!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old August 4th, 2012, 05:46 AM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Online
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,776
Quote:
Originally Posted by founD90
Sounds kind of douchy to me. Cash in hand Daniel!
So there is a Seinfeld version of This list? Gawd help us.

Matt please post contact info for Griffin.
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old August 4th, 2012, 07:11 AM
Capt Milks's Avatar
Capt Milks
Status: Offline
Mike
Defender V-8, Defender 2.25
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 1,801
It would be nice to have a good stateside radiator vendor. The V-8 Radiators are out of hand prices for a new one. The proper Tdi radiators are pretty expensive too.
__________________
Land Rover 110
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old August 4th, 2012, 08:50 AM
tjfslaughter's Avatar
tjfslaughter
Status: Offline
thomas
Burbon
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NorthEast
Posts: 4,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by MC22958
It would be nice to have a good stateside radiator vendor. The V-8 Radiators are out of hand prices for a new one. The proper Tdi radiators are pretty expensive too.
Send a message to Daniel, he has a guy in NY that can make a few up.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old August 4th, 2012, 09:49 AM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by founD90
Sounds kind of douchy to me. Cash in hand Daniel!
Haha. IT'S STILL IN HIS TRUCK UNTIL HE CONVERTS TO TDI!

Aside from that, I didn't even do this to you:

Quote:
Originally Posted by founD90
Matt - can you share the contact information for your radiator vendor?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Griffin+radiator
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old August 4th, 2012, 11:13 AM
founD90's Avatar
founD90
Status: Offline
Dr. Gonzo
1994 D90 #48
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woody Creek
Posts: 725
Quote:
Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
Haha. IT'S STILL IN HIS TRUCK UNTIL HE CONVERTS TO TDI!
Killing me. I'm still kicking myself for not buying that radiator that was F/S for $475 last month.

Aluminium sounds like a righteous replacement, but at $1000 places like Alisport are defeating the purpose. I can buy an aluminum Jeep radiator (not that I would, or need to) for like $150, but a D90 one is $1000? Come on.

So, if this Griffin place is willing to do D90 radiators in aluminum for a reasonable price, I won't begrudge you going on a super-secret locals only list to call dibs on a radiator that's still sitting in Daniel's truck.

To prove that I'm not completely lazy, I had spoken to someplace called Ron Davis Radiators/Racing Products, and they wanted $1000 to do a D90 with the oil cooler.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old August 4th, 2012, 11:32 AM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by founD90 View Post
they wanted $1000 to do a D90 with the oil cooler.
probably because of those super rare oil cooler fittings you have.

Here's Dan's thread on the matter.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=32509
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
radiator

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POE aluminium top $2400 evilfij For Sale - Parts 26 June 18th, 2006 01:38 PM
90/110 Aluminium hard top and soft top k4rovers For Sale - Parts 5 November 22nd, 2005 08:01 PM
Billet Aluminium Pedals Defender50th For Sale - Parts 0 October 30th, 2005 03:41 PM
Bling - Billet aluminium pedal covers Defender50th Misc. Chit-Chat 2 April 26th, 2005 03:30 PM
Billet Aluminium Pedals, anyone interested? Defender50th Misc. Chit-Chat 9 March 6th, 2005 06:19 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Copyright