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Radiator advice - please

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jerzypuc

New Member
Joined
May 12, 2001
Hi,
Can anybody give me some advice about radiator. I have vp6 + 2* 750 which I would like to run at 997. I have two DD boxes for cpu's and only missing part is radiator. Any information will be appreciated.

jerzypuc
 

donnie

Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2001
Go to your auto parts store and get a transmission cooler that is what I have they work very well.
 

Ridenow

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Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Springfield, IL
If you hav the DD block then you should get a radiator with copper tubes. Do not mix copper and aluminum, they corrode each other. I have a Flex-a-lite tranny cooler that I bought from Autozone, but I am concerned about the chrome fittings on it.
 

bdf24

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2001
Location
Harford, WI.
From what I have read, putting a some antifreeze or water wetter into the water will stop the aluminum and copper from corroding each other.

I got my radiator from http://www.leufkentechnologies.com/page5.html

It's 12"X5"X34". It cost me about $37.00 with S&H. It's able to cool my PIII with an 85w tec. Keeps the temps around 1c at idle and 7c at full load. And this is only with a 92mm fan on the radiator. Would most likely get much better results with a 120mm fan on it. There is even room for 2 120mm fans if you think you'll need it. It's all aluminum though. So I guess if you wanted copper tubing this is not the rad. for you.
 

Ridenow

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Apr 17, 2001
Location
Springfield, IL
Some additives make the water more conductive and could increase the corrosion. Hoot explains it better than I do, but what the deal is that copper and aluminum release ions into the water. These ions create an electric circuit, like a battery. This circuit causes corrosion. If you have all the same metal then you have the same ions and they do not affect each other.