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    Word of Warning re Radiator
    on: Apr 18, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Apr 18, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Just passed MOT with no advisories - not bad for 56000 miles

    First run out today.... 70 miles - radiator chucking water out - yet again - 3rd time!

    Bottom right corner this time.

    Thankfully K-Seal (highly recommended) sorted it in 2 minutes having spent an hour stripping all the panels off.

    That's 3 occasions its happened now and on each occasion its always been at an outside corner.

    Conclusion?  A curved radiator doesn't sit well with a flat rad guard.  Mine is being removed in the morning and chucked in the bin!

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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2021, 08.26 am
    Apr 19, 2021, 08.26 am
    That’s expensive

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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2021, 09.04 am
    Apr 19, 2021, 09.04 am
    Good going on the mileage there Bert.  :028:  :020:

    New rad guard time then, no problem here with a R&G. (Famous last words  :008: )


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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2021, 09.58 am
    Apr 19, 2021, 09.58 am
    *Originally Posted by andyrob [+]
    Good going on the mileage there Bert.  :028:  :020:

    New rad guard time then, no problem here with a R&G. (Famous last words  :008: )


    Is the R&G one curved?

    I think I may put a washer/spacer on the rad guard before I bin it to try and keep distance between the guard and the rad itself.  Its the 4 corner sections that appears to cause the problem through direct contact and rubbing (ooo errr missus!)


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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #4 on: Apr 20, 2021, 02.10 pm
    Apr 20, 2021, 02.10 pm
    i fitted an R&G  one-yes its curved and stainless. I wasnt too impressed with the fitting but as i got it secondhand maybe a bracket was missing but its light and the right top corner cable tied in place easily

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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #5 on: Apr 20, 2021, 04.32 pm
    Apr 20, 2021, 04.32 pm
    The guard I have actually clips to the rad itself - this maybe part of the reason for the repeated failure.

    TBH after the 3 failures, I think it going to depart to that great rad guard graveyard in the sky!

    I'd rather run the risk of a stone being flung up than risk a 4th failure


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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #6 on: Apr 20, 2021, 08.22 pm
    Apr 20, 2021, 08.22 pm
    92k/km without a problem and without a radguard.
    The fenda extanda does a good enough job to leave the radiator exposed for the full cooling job.

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    Re: Word of Warning re Radiator
    Reply #7 on: Apr 20, 2021, 09.17 pm
    Apr 20, 2021, 09.17 pm
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    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    92k/km without a problem and without a radguard.
    The fenda extanda does a good enough job to leave the radiator exposed for the full cooling job.

     



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