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Radiator

Post by jacquesW » 13 Feb 2018 08:33

Hi All

My 2006 4.8 has sprung a leak on the radiator (On the top plastic part) and I am going to have to replace it. It started as a very small hole when I was away on holiday over December and I tried to contain it best possible with Steenvas to get home. It has now progressed into a proper leak and is not safe to drive anymore, unless I'm hoping to blow a head. Does anyone have recommendations as to what to fit or whom to go to in the Western Cape. What type of $ am I in for?

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Jacques

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Re: Radiator

Post by iandvl » 13 Feb 2018 08:54

Graham, up here in Pretoria, generally replaces them with a radiator manufactured by Tombo.

My 4.5 radiator cost about R4K, if I remember correctly.

Pretty sure one can get one couriered down there relatively easily.

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Re: Radiator

Post by ricster » 13 Feb 2018 09:04

The best Patrol guru in the Cape is Frans ( tour de Frans here on the forum). He is sometimes a little difficult to get hold of as he is probably under a vehicle, but call him on zero eight three 4 zero nine 25 zero 9
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Re: Radiator

Post by Tinus lotz » 13 Feb 2018 09:33

Micheal has a 4.8 radiator in stock 4k plus vat pm him

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Re: Radiator

Post by jacquesW » 14 Feb 2018 09:59

Thanks all.

I will try and make contact with Frans as soon as I am ready to get the job done.

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Re: Radiator

Post by SCUBA Patrol » 14 Feb 2018 11:22

Try CHE Radiators in Paarl,

They rebuild the patrol's intercooler and very good help thus far.

34 Textile Street
Paarl 7646
T: +27-(0)21-870 2222
F: +27-(0)21-872 3078
E: info@che.co.za

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Re: Radiator

Post by Stefan » 14 Feb 2018 11:27

Take your Patrol to Frans, he's just round the corner from you (Stellenberg)

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Re: Radiator

Post by SJC » 14 Feb 2018 14:07

jacquesW wrote:
13 Feb 2018 08:33
Hi All

My 2006 4.8 has sprung a leak on the radiator (On the top plastic part) and I am going to have to replace it. It started as a very small hole when I was away on holiday over December and I tried to contain it best possible with Steenvas to get home. It has now progressed into a proper leak and is not safe to drive anymore, unless I'm hoping to blow a head. Does anyone have recommendations as to what to fit or whom to go to in the Western Cape. What type of $ am I in for?

Thanks

Jacques
Cant you just have the radiator fixed?
Maybe see what silverton radiators can do. I had a leak on my radiator which they fixed. (on the 4.5)

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Re: Radiator

Post by mvcoller » 14 Feb 2018 15:57

Contact Commercial Auto Parts, they sell parts that are very keenly priced. They are all over the country

Things I have bought from them:

Safari Windscreen R600 - 8 years ago
Patrol Windscreen R1000 - last year
Terrano windscreen R1300 5 years ago
Manual locking hubs for GQ Patrol R1500 - 6 years ago
Manual locking hubs Terrano R750 - 10 years ago
Radiator Terrano R1500 - 7 years ago

http://commercialautoparts.co.za/

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Re: Radiator

Post by Wilkie » 15 Feb 2018 08:24

SJC wrote:
14 Feb 2018 14:07
jacquesW wrote:
13 Feb 2018 08:33
Hi All

My 2006 4.8 has sprung a leak on the radiator (On the top plastic part) and I am going to have to replace it. It started as a very small hole when I was away on holiday over December and I tried to contain it best possible with Steenvas to get home. It has now progressed into a proper leak and is not safe to drive anymore, unless I'm hoping to blow a head. Does anyone have recommendations as to what to fit or whom to go to in the Western Cape. What type of $ am I in for?

Thanks

Jacques
Cant you just have the radiator fixed?
Maybe see what silverton radiators can do. I had a leak on my radiator which they fixed. (on the 4.5)
the problem with todays radiators are that it consist of a aluminium core and plastic upper and lower tanks which are crimp together with a rubber seal to avoid water leaks..
And as we all know alu is sensitive to bending,so yes they can temp. fix it but no warranty .And the last thing I want to do is jump in my Patrol and drive watching the heat gauge the whole time waiting for the steam to come over the bonnett and ruining my trip
SO NO REPLACE IT.......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oldtimer: :oldtimer: :oldtimer:

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