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Old May 12th, 2004, 09:31 PM
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I think he is set on that company since they told him they did a lot of LR's and they all worked out. However, while I'm lifting his truck this weekend I'll talk to him and try to convince him to get more estimates or I'll take it and shop around.

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Old May 12th, 2004, 10:03 PM
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I guess I can't speak for the results yet, as I don't have it, but it's a reputable local radiator shop that's been around for years. I know they've never done one for a Land Rover before, but there isn't really anything special about our radiators. They measure the core and order it up by size, then solder it back to the tanks!

good luck!
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Old May 12th, 2004, 11:13 PM
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I am going to be in the market for a radiator soon. As I was shopping around I came across this company. Looks interesting. Marketed for Jeeps but may work well on Rovers.
www.novak-adapt.com
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 11:36 PM
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Help!! I have a '94 D-90 that starts overheating with temps outside as low as 80. Lots of rocks and debris have destroyed the cooling efficiency of the stock radiator and I need another. Does anyone have a source other than stock one as they inexplicably cost around 500 bucks!!

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Old July 2nd, 2004, 11:51 PM
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Hey news man

Have a local radiator shop rebuild the one you have. They just pull the sides (tanks or caps or something) off and put new fins in.

Some more info here

http://www.defendersource.com/mod/cool.html
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There is a large list of things to check for Defender cooling issues, some that dont require you to replace the radiator but even if you do, you can have the radiator "recored" to 4 rather than the stock 3 cores which improved the cooling and you should not need to pay more than $400 for that. Also check to make sure your fan is working properly. Yet another thing to look for is to make sure there is not a air bubble in the system. Also check the thermostat. There are a few threads already dealing with overheating and I will merge this with them.
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 06:13 PM
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I have a couple used ones if you want to go low buck. They are left over from repowers.
But I agree that a recore is the best bet. Have them install dimpled rows which help cool better.

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Old July 6th, 2004, 09:22 AM
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Scot,

I see you're in the Boston area. I had my radiator replaced in January with a re-cored radiator at City Side Garage ( www.citysidegarage.com ) in Ashland, right next to Framingham. Great bunch of guys and great shop.

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Old July 6th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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I see you're in the Boston area. I had my radiator replaced in January with a re-cored radiator at City Side Garage ( www.citysidegarage.com ) in Ashland, right next to Framingham. Great bunch of guys and great shop.
I can second that. Have Alan take a look at it. He's the man.
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Does anyone know the exact size of the stock radiator so I can have one made?

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