Automatic Radiator

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Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:11 am

Long shot and I think I know the answer, but does anyone know of where I might find a pinto radiator for an automatic? They have the valves in the bottom to cool the gearbox oil, but its currently looking like my only option is to re-core it instead which is mildly annoying as the car will have to be off the road for a period of time while it's being done...

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Paul G » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:59 am

Is that where all the sprayed out oil was coming from?

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:40 am

Tickover do a 3.0 auto rad
https://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/content ... /d345.html

But I don’t know if it will fit but in picture you can see the in - out pipes go ?
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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:22 pm

Paul G wrote:Is that where all the sprayed out oil was coming from?


Hi Paul, no it wasn't - I've updated where the leak was coming from in my 'members cars' section, but the radiator core started to fall apart when i took it out to start fixing the actual problem! :doh:

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:26 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Tickover do a 3.0 auto rad
https://www.tickover.co.uk/shop/content ... /d345.html

But I don’t know if it will fit but in picture you can see the in - out pipes go ?

Thanks for this jason, I looked earlier but it seems to be an exchange service so would have to send one in to get one back, not sure they would accept a pinto one to send a new one back?? Also not sure if the fitment would be the same for a 3.0?

The more time I spend (fruitlessly) looking for an auto rad the more I'm thinking that I'll need to just re-core :(

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:37 pm

Yes you might be right I did have a quick look as well because I am sure I did see one . But I did find this company . That do a bespoke service .
https://www.custommaderads.co.uk
Only thing is the price looks a bit high .
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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Not_Anumber » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:58 am

Could a standard radiator be fitted and the transmission fluid instead just piped to a small separate oil cooler rad ?

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:14 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Could a standard radiator be fitted and the transmission fluid instead just piped to a small separate oil cooler rad ?


I was toying with this option as well, but wouldn't really know where to fit another mini cooling rad without bastardising the bodywork/engine bay as I'm trying to keep it as original as possible considering there don't seem to be many GL Autos left

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:31 pm

Funny I was also looking at that as there is a couple of options but you would still need to flow it threw the rad ?
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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:53 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Funny I was also looking at that as there is a couple of options but you would still need to flow it threw the rad ?


Apparently so, the gearbox oil runs through the bottom of the rad (no idea why this was considered a good idea) to cool it

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby -JC- » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:38 am

Might be worth sticking a post in 'for sale/wanted' if you haven't already. Either that or try contacting Martin (Capri Gear), Johnocapriman, Tickover etc? I did take an auto rad off my capri but not sure if I still have it. Will have a look, but it's not in the best condition even if I do have it.
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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:41 am

I've PM'ed Martin, Tickover don't make/supply them and nor do CCI :(

Looking more and more like I'll have to get it re-cored but thanks for thinking JC

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Paul G » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:38 am

I don't know if you're sorted yet but I was looking on google for you and there is a car radiator reconditioner in Slough. Auto Radiators, 72 Salisbury Avenue, Slough, Tel 01753 694223. They might be able to re-core the rad for you and it's reasonably local.

If they're any good I've got a couple that need doing.

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:36 pm

D366Y wrote: thanks for thinking

I've never heard of anybody thanking another person for thinking! :D

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Re: Automatic Radiator

Postby D366Y » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:04 am

Paul G wrote:I don't know if you're sorted yet but I was looking on google for you and there is a car radiator reconditioner in Slough. Auto Radiators, 72 Salisbury Avenue, Slough, Tel 01753 694223. They might be able to re-core the rad for you and it's reasonably local.

If they're any good I've got a couple that need doing.


Cheers Paul, I made four calls yesterday, first place wanted £235! :shock: Another place wanted £185, another £174 and Martin suggested Boston Motorcool who charge £145 which includes him posting it back to me which is the best one yet. Will try calling Auto Radiators today and see what they say.

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D366Y wrote: thanks for thinking

I've never heard of anybody thanking another person for thinking! :D

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And my bad! Was a typo and meant to say "thanks for the thinking" :lol:

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