Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Please restrict your questions and replies to Capri related technical issues!
Post Reply
DaveSimpy
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:19 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 1.6 Laser (resto project)

Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by DaveSimpy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:38 pm

Hi guys,

My radiator has sprung a leak so I'm thinking should I get it repaired or go new after market.

Does anyone have any idea of re-core costs?

Cheers, Dave

Bod9084
Posts: 174
Joined: Sun May 11, 2014 6:43 am
Car(s): I have got a 1981 3000s and I have just got my self
A 1987 2.8i thay are both red
I had my first capri when I was 17" it was a 3000GTXLR
I have had a lot of fast fords vans all ways put bigger engine in
I also have had motor bikes I have a 1200 Suzuki bandit
Contact:

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Bod9084 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Which CAPRI do you have size of engine

DaveSimpy
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:19 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 1.6 Laser (resto project)

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by DaveSimpy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:15 pm

Hi, it's a 1.6.

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3629
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby .
Mercedes Vito tourer 2.1 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:20 pm

If you asked me that question 30 odd years ago I would have said try a egg white as I run a escort on a egg white ok . But always go new not worth wasting your money on old now .

Ps leave it a few months to order as they will be shut now .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

DaveSimpy
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:19 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 1.6 Laser (resto project)

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by DaveSimpy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:24 pm

Yep :(

User avatar
Noel
Donator
Donator
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.8i
Range Rover
Location: Twickenham

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Noel » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 am

If you've got a proper original radiator with brass tanks, get it recored, should be under £100 I would have thought.

If its a plastic tanked one, then just replace with aftermarket.

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1723
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, daily runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a daily runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto
1993 Fiesta 1.1

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by D366Y » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:27 am

I got some quotes a few years ago, one at £234, one at £185,, one at £175 and one at £144.

In the end I just bought a new rad, the re-core only offered a one year guarantee whereas I'd have more faith in a whole new rad

Cheers
Danny
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

User avatar
Major_Tom
Posts: 7413
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:21 am
Car(s): Hot 2.0S
Location: Cambridge

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 am

D366Y wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:27 am
I got some quotes a few years ago, one at £234, one at £185,, one at £175 and one at £144.

In the end I just bought a new rad, the re-core only offered a one year guarantee whereas I'd have more faith in a whole new rad

Cheers
Danny
Wow thats rad!
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

User avatar
Noel
Donator
Donator
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.8i
Range Rover
Location: Twickenham

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Noel » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:10 pm

D366Y wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:27 am
I got some quotes a few years ago, one at £234, one at £185,, one at £175 and one at £144.

In the end I just bought a new rad, the re-core only offered a one year guarantee whereas I'd have more faith in a whole new rad

Cheers
Danny
Blimey - maybe thats a reflection of when I last had a recore done. Sorry to mislead slightly.

If its for a 1.6 Laser then get a new one, theres loads about, the club does one with brass tanks.

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1723
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, daily runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a daily runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto
1993 Fiesta 1.1

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by D366Y » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:18 pm

It was for one of the pinto cars, can't remember if it was the 1.6 or the 2.0, but either way they're probably the same anyway
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

Mr B
Donator
Donator
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:07 am
Car(s): Four 3 litre Capri's and 2 Mark 1 GXL's

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Mr B » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 pm

I had a Essex V6 radiator (large top tank) re-cored last year it cost 220 quid.

Wayne

Bod9084
Posts: 174
Joined: Sun May 11, 2014 6:43 am
Car(s): I have got a 1981 3000s and I have just got my self
A 1987 2.8i thay are both red
I had my first capri when I was 17" it was a 3000GTXLR
I have had a lot of fast fords vans all ways put bigger engine in
I also have had motor bikes I have a 1200 Suzuki bandit
Contact:

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Bod9084 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:56 pm

Hi I had a radiator Dunn last year it cost me £100 at a place called P.K. RADIATORS IS STOKE ON TRENT
TELL 01782 326666 very good been going for close to 30 years

Bod9084
Posts: 174
Joined: Sun May 11, 2014 6:43 am
Car(s): I have got a 1981 3000s and I have just got my self
A 1987 2.8i thay are both red
I had my first capri when I was 17" it was a 3000GTXLR
I have had a lot of fast fords vans all ways put bigger engine in
I also have had motor bikes I have a 1200 Suzuki bandit
Contact:

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Bod9084 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 pm

That was for a 1987 CAPRI 2.8i

User avatar
Major_Tom
Posts: 7413
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:21 am
Car(s): Hot 2.0S
Location: Cambridge

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:44 pm

Bod9084 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 pm
That was for a 1987 CAPRI 2.8i
One hundred pounds? That is a really good!
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

Gaz-LS
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:25 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 1.6 LS rolling restoration. Rover 45 2.0Ltr as my daily car.

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Gaz-LS » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:40 pm

Mine had a couple of small pinhole leaks last year, I had it repaired has wasn't too bad . I asked how much to have it re cored he said £80, that's for 1.6 rad.

User avatar
Noel
Donator
Donator
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Car(s): Capri 2.8i
Range Rover
Location: Twickenham

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Noel » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:19 pm

Glad to hear that, kind of means I wasn’t talking complete balls earlier in the thread.

User avatar
Major_Tom
Posts: 7413
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:21 am
Car(s): Hot 2.0S
Location: Cambridge

Re: Radiator re-core, how much should I look to pay?

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:29 pm

DaveSimpy wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Hi guys,

My radiator has sprung a leak so I'm thinking should I get it repaired or go new after market.

Does anyone have any idea of re-core costs?

Cheers, Dave
Dont know.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

Post Reply