FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

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FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby coyoteboy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:41 pm

Well I had a top core from a CS and I didn't want to pay a fortune for a front rad (was getting requests around £70-90 quid for a stock one) and wanted a larger one anyway. So I went on the hunt for one and eventually found that, as I'm willing to sacrifice the air con and saved all that weight and space up front, you can fit an Audi 100 main engine radiator in there absolutely perfectly without modification to either...

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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby Corey » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:34 pm

Great info, thanks!

I'm planning on switching to wta soon and this will help.
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby coyoteboy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:12 pm

No prob :) I'll add some more pics as I complete it. For now...

There's an 8mm and 16mm hose ports that need to be capped off, the 8mm one takes a bit of care as it's close up behind the slam panel and could easily be snapped off when pushing the rad in. And a temp sensor hole too, but mine came with a blanking plug in it. The two main hose connections are 32mm, same side, front facing.

Room in front to re-install the air con rad fan and another if you wish, I'll have that and a 10" SPAL pusher in there. There's also a slight gap of about 1.5 inches between it and the main engine rad behind, in case you wish to trap something in there or route cables/hoses through.
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby built2run » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:53 pm

ver very interesting info man, i mus give u props
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby coyoteboy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:00 pm

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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby coyoteboy » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Just a little non-scientific FYI on this, since fitting it I've never had the CC water temp higher than body temp at any time. Pump on constant and fan temp controlled.
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby Corey » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:47 pm

Thanks for the update, good info :)
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby underscore » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 pm

so you're using this are the front cooler for the WTA intercooler?
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby coyoteboy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:43 pm

Yep, stock CS/RC top core, stock pump, new hoses and this radiator. Spal 10" pusher in front of this rad.
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby michicop » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:02 pm

Do you have more details about the radiator? Which my, engine etc...
Sounds like a great upgrade!
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby coyoteboy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:01 pm

Hi,

It's this one:
http://www.a1radiators.net.nz/products/audi/audi_100

(Going by the dimensions, I've lost the details of the original purchase).

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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby michicop » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:19 am

Thanks mate!
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Re: FYI 185's with WTA wanting a bigger rad

Postby michicop » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:04 am

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.at/viewitem? ... 0383047143

Just to be sure, is this the correct one?
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