Stock Radiators??? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old November 27th, 2007, 11:42 PM
97D90's Avatar
97D90
Status: Offline
Andrew Walcker
1997 Defender 90 LE
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 169
Stock Radiators???

So, I'm pretty mad about having to replace my 2 year old, 6,000 mile OEM radiator due to a leak in the bottom. Is there anything else out there that I should look at that bolts up to a 97 w/ oil and trans cooling capacity or just get the stock one fixed. What bothers me is that I typically take it out in the SoCal desert for extended trips and things like this scare me. Any thoughts are appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old November 28th, 2007, 01:11 AM
LenB's Avatar
LenB
Status: Offline
Len Bruffett
NAS '97 ST /SW-POE Config
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 356
Registry
My radiator is leaking as well

Hi

I too spend a lot of time out in the high desert east of the sierras and death valley. My '97 - 10 year old OEM radiator is seeping fluid out the bottom - I was just about ready to pull it and send it out for repair. So if you find a different radiator that can replace the stock one let me know.

Thanks - Len
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 28th, 2007, 05:09 PM
wineryrover's Avatar
wineryrover
Status: Offline
Robb
D90, SIII, LR3 & DII
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Napa, CA
Posts: 41
Registry
A good radiator repair shop will recore and repair yours and you will be good to go. I have had a shop up in Northern California recore both my D90 and my series. Top work and no problems.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old November 28th, 2007, 05:45 PM
Wolf Fabrication's Avatar
Wolf Fabrication
Status: Offline
Sterling Archer
'08 D3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oahu, HI
Posts: 7,453
Registry
I know it's a little far, but S&S Radiator in Oceanside, CA has recored four of my radiators. They do an awesome job and you can mail them your radiator.
__________________
"The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson refering to the Range Rover


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

Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 29th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Ren Ching's Avatar
Ren Ching
Status: Offline
Skinny Pete
'84 90 "Yamelo"/'88 RRC "Chewbacca"
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Downtown
Posts: 4,696
Registry
that is a short life. are you using distilled water? is it cracked from vibration perhaps?


Quote:
Originally Posted by 97D90
So, I'm pretty mad about having to replace my 2 year old, 6,000 mile OEM radiator due to a leak in the bottom. Is there anything else out there that I should look at that bolts up to a 97 w/ oil and trans cooling capacity or just get the stock one fixed. What bothers me is that I typically take it out in the SoCal desert for extended trips and things like this scare me. Any thoughts are appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 29th, 2007, 05:13 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
It should not have cracked in 2 years. Is it genuine?
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 29th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Stmpede's Avatar
Stmpede
Status: Offline
Andrew Najarian
'93 NAS D110 #43
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 2,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ren Ching
that is a short life. are you using distilled water? is it cracked from vibration perhaps?
Speaking of distilled water...what is the current feeling regarding it? Is distilled water good or bad now? It seems like it is like butter & margarine in the media (one week margarine is better for you and the next thing you know someone has done another study and its worse for you than butter) the concensus seems to change with the winds.
__________________
"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me." - Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 29th, 2007, 07:03 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,525
Registry
ive always used distilled water.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 29th, 2007, 07:03 PM
97D90's Avatar
97D90
Status: Offline
Andrew Walcker
1997 Defender 90 LE
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 169
Not sure on the distilled water, Inland Rovers has always serviced my vehicle and I know Gordon always uses what is recomended. It is an OEM one, hence my frustration. We sent it out to have it repaired, rodded and pressure tested. In my mind I'm hoping it is better than new with this service!
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
Stock height aftermarket springs? lmaldonado Defender Technical Discussions 3 June 29th, 2005 08:23 AM
Stock diff, stock rear axle half shafts..... nilesj For Sale - Parts 5 October 15th, 2004 11:10 AM
Powder Coating Stock Rims Weldon Defender Technical Discussions 6 June 29th, 2004 10:35 AM
Stock parts dave_lucas Wanted 13 January 7th, 2004 09:11 PM
Stock 90 Parts for Sale Joe B For Sale - Parts 2 October 15th, 2003 11:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 PM.


Copyright