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Old 23-04-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Probably about due to replace or service radiator

Have a 13 year old Ford Territory and as part of the preventative maintenance schedule to try and see the old bus make another 220,000km before any major failures, I am considering replacing the radiator. Are there any subject matter experts on here than can advise as to brands and potential pitfalls etc. I don't just want to buy the cheapest crud available etc. I already have the PWR trans cooler kit on the ZF.
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Old 23-04-2019, 01:10 PM   #2
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What is wrong with the radiator ?
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Old 23-04-2019, 04:39 PM   #3
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What is wrong with the radiator ?
I believe very little at the moment, the temperature gauge site just below half most of the time. I am not in the city, thus preventative maintenance before getting stuck somewhere or ending up cooking an engine by accident when/if ****s itself, seems wise to replace the radiator as part of a preventative maintenance program.
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Old 23-04-2019, 04:45 PM   #4
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Amen to arronm.

Stick to genuine & fit the V8 one (thicker).

If you're onto preventative, suss out the water pump.
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I got quoted 130 for just a flush. But decided to go for new radiator and flush for 370. Get a new radiator if its older than 7 years.
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13 years...buy a lotto ticket on the way home as well!
They are cheap crap these days, 5 years max I reckon.
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Old 23-04-2019, 07:53 PM   #8
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I do believe if you maintain your coolant correctly your radiator should be ok, I'd be more worried about a hose failing before a radiator if you thinking of age related problems.


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Radiator went on my magna last year. It was the original one from 1992 though so I reckon it lasted long enough.
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Hoses will do 400000kms...radiators are a gamble after 200000kms...you can do the maths with how many years that is for you.

You cant compare an old copper radiator to these aluminium/plastic things.
They were not a big problem back in the E series Falcons either.
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Hoses will do 400000kms...radiators are a gamble after 200000kms...you can do the maths with how many years that is for you.

You cant compare an old copper radiator to these aluminium/plastic things.
They were not a big problem back in the E series Falcons either.
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Radiator went on my magna last year. It was the original one from 1992 though so I reckon it lasted long enough.
Magna's very much underrated....
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Thanks guys, some great advice there.
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