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Old 08 Oct 2009, 09:10 am
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Default Turbo and non turbo rad? difference?

I have been having problems with an aftermarket rad. One broke,...replaced with another, which also broke at the bottom. (plastic bolt area near the drain.) I got fed up with the other place that did the original work,...and have it at another shop. This place did some research and says now that the radiator on it (broken one) is a different part number,....(my 03 is a turbo), basically a non turbo radiator has been put on my car. Would this be causing any problems.
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Old 08 Oct 2009, 06:19 pm
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I know the turbo holds more coolant than a non-turbo - look up coolant capacities.
Makes sense since the turbo puts out more heat that it'd have a bigger radiator.
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I was thinking the pressures are different as well.
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Default Re: Turbo and non turbo rad? difference?

There was a difference, turns out my frame was bent up front, went thru two new rads to find out. Frame straightened,..seems good now.
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There was a difference, turns out my frame was bent up front, went thru two new rads to find out. Frame straightened,..seems good now.
Glad you found it.
Better have alignment checked if frame was bent...
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Default Re: Turbo and non turbo rad? difference?

Whats gap for 01 its says .50mm
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Whats gap for 01 its says .50mm
Hey loser..............this is an old thread last responded on 18 Oct 2009 06:08 pm and .....................

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The turbo radiators for 2003 are different by virtue of having a bolt on hose connection up top and slightly different side rails to accommodate the lower fasteners for the charge air cooler.
I do not know about the capacity issue.
I do know that a standard radiator will work ok in one as that IS what I have in mine. My car had a standard cooling fan assembly and radiator when I got it. When I dismantled it for correction of some badly fitted parts and missing fasteners I made a diagram of the wiring the PO had jury rigged which "fooled the computer" and worked on both speeds. Sadly that diagram disappeared before I got the car back together and I'm having to install a factory variable speed fan my son found in a junkyard here as a spare for his/my car in order to get a safety sticker for the car. Here in Texas the sticker will not be issued if the engine check light is on even if the code is a no emissions item like computer does not find cooling fan. Sheeessssshh, that's ridiculous.
Anyway, I believe the number one thing which makes it work, cooling wise, is reusing the flat rubber shields that mount around the assembly to force the air through the core instead of up down or around it.
I have found that even in our hellish high heat and humidity here in the Texas Gulf Coast the engine temperature stays within the acceptable marks on the gauge even on low speed fan with the air on. maybe I'm just lucky that my car does that well, I don't know.
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If you ran a scan tool and read your engine operating tempreture you may not make the comment about the stock gauge running in an aceptable range?

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