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ditchlewis

posted on 14/6/12 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
which radiator

does any one know what type of radiator is used in the mk indy? i have a 2007 indy and tonight for the first time in a month i went out for a drive, but the car over heated.

limped home and there is steam coming from some where, but it was too dark to find the leak properly. checked the MK web site and it would seem they want 135 for a rad, while a polo rad can be had from 40.. money is tight so 90 quid is a good night out with the wife.

ditch

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Andybarbet

posted on 14/6/12 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
I got the VW302E one from a polo, got it brand new on ebay for 29 delivered.

Here's who i got it from:

Ebay name: coolpartsuk

Fits:
Seat Terra - 900 - 1989 onwards.
Volkswagen Derby - 1.0 - 1983 to 1990.
Volkswagen Polo - 1.0 - 1983 to 1990.

Suitable for:
Manual vehicles, without air conditioning.


Useful information:
Our part number - VW302E.
Original Seat / Volkswagen part number(s) - 867.121.253 F.
Approximate core size - 380mm x 320mm.


[Edited on 14/6/12 by Andybarbet]

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ditchlewis

posted on 14/6/12 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
thanks for that i thought i could do it for less tha 140.

ditch

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handyandy

posted on 14/6/12 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Andybarbet
I got the VW302E one from a polo, got it brand new on ebay for 29 delivered.

Here's who i got it from:

Ebay name: coolpartsuk

Fits:
Seat Terra - 900 - 1989 onwards.
Volkswagen Derby - 1.0 - 1983 to 1990.
Volkswagen Polo - 1.0 - 1983 to 1990.

Suitable for:
Manual vehicles, without air conditioning.


Useful information:
Our part number - VW302E.
Original Seat / Volkswagen part number(s) - 867.121.253 F.
Approximate core size - 380mm x 320mm.


[Edited on 14/6/12 by Andybarbet]



I got the same rad from this company, worked a treat.

The rad was damaged in transit ( looked like a heavy box corner had pierced the packaging on the rad), contacted Coolpartsuk on phone, they despatched another straight away that day & arrived the next day...top service

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bob

posted on 14/6/12 at 10:32 PM Reply With Quote
As above, its THE rad for the job.






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ditchlewis

posted on 15/6/12 at 07:02 AM Reply With Quote
many thanks.

i will run the car up tonight and see where the leak is and replace as necessary.

will the polo rad handle a 2.1 pinto wich is mainly used on the road?

ditch

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loggyboy

posted on 15/6/12 at 07:24 AM Reply With Quote
Check the hose routes, sizes and positions as if the polo tad is wrong Youl spend more on replacing hoses.





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ditchlewis

posted on 15/6/12 at 09:44 AM Reply With Quote
i have the top hose entering the rad on the passengerside and the bottom hose attaches on the drivers side. as you say it will cost to replace the hoses.

any other type / make of rad better for this application?

ditch

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loggyboy

posted on 15/6/12 at 09:49 AM Reply With Quote
Polo has both on passenger side.
Is there any markings or codes on the existing rad to help identify?

EDit
doing some googling it could well be an escort rad:
Ford escort mk2 radiator | eBay

[Edited on 15/6/12 by loggyboy]





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ditchlewis

posted on 15/6/12 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
it looks similar but mine is a sealed unit with no cap on the rad.

perhaps cortina Mk 5

ditch

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Simon

posted on 16/6/12 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ditchlewis
many thanks.

i will run the car up tonight and see where the leak is and replace as necessary.

will the polo rad handle a 2.1 pinto wich is mainly used on the road?

ditch


I used one with my 3.9 V8, so I'd say so

ATB

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imagineer

posted on 5/11/12 at 11:21 AM Reply With Quote
Where is the best place to get a fan for the rad?
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dhutch

posted on 6/11/12 at 11:34 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by imagineer
Where is the best place to get a fan for the rad?

Anyone?

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loggyboy

posted on 6/11/12 at 11:51 AM Reply With Quote
Just check ebay for a universal 10-12 inch fan. 20-30 ish, can be cheaper if you hunt.





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dhutch

posted on 6/11/12 at 01:30 PM Reply With Quote
I had one of these, or it might have been the 14", whatever just fits between the polo rad on the flat side.

Seems to work, but its not super powerfull and does shake a fair bit due the fan not locating centrally. But it appears there little else available ?

Universal 12"' 305 mm Radiator Electric Cooling Fan Slimline Front or Rear Mount



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