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TTR aluminium radiator plus 2

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:09 pm

Hi

Has someone put the TTR aluminium radiator to a plus 2? I need some pictures to mount my radiator.

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PostPost by: Foxie » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 am

No problem.

Just one 5/16 unf bolt each side.

I'm sorry my TT rad doesn't have a drain tap; Evans coolant is expensive !

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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:18 am

You might want to look at an aluminium radiator for a VW Golf if you don't want to spend a lot of money. TTR stuff is excellent and I have a lot of it on my car but it is expensive. The Golf rad requires a couple of extra screws and a modified top hose but is extremely efficient. Even on the hottest days the gauge sits at 77c with my 1760cc engine.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 pm

Any particular Golf?

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PostPost by: Bill » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:48 pm

I would be interested in a Golf radiator as well - which one?

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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:33 am

Pretty sure its the early Golf, mk1? I just looked on ebay for aluminium radiators and the dimensions. This looks like mine: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALUMINIUM-AL ... SwgApW~bd-
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PostPost by: JohnCh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:30 pm

My Westfield is fitted with a Golf MK 2 radiator. Aluminum core, plastic tanks, 20.5" x 13" x 2" plus another 1/4" in width to account for the hose bump outs. It's extremely light at just 1.756kg, and keeps a 210hp Duratec cool in 35c weather...in stop and go traffic. Of course a strong fan is required, but it's more than up to the job for even a modified twincam. BTW there is also a Polo version available, but that is single, rather than dual core.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:59 am

Many thanks
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PostPost by: JohnCh » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:19 pm

BTW there are several different Golf MK 2 radiators. The one I referred to above is part # 171121253CJ.

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