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Offline BIG E

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New G40 Rad
« on: December 20, 2010, 10:04:11 am »
HI Guys, Just bought a new rad from Autokool ltd www.autokool.uk 01246 811055. Very good rad better than the vw one. very cheap as well £42 67 inc vat and post.cheers Big E.

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 11:36:35 pm »
Thanks for the link mate, but just to let you know I think that is just a standard type radiator.
The G40 models are the same size but have a specific, denser core for improved cooling. That said I reckon a good quality standard one will be fine for most applications.
I think G40 rads are dealer only and quite expensive in comparison.

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 09:21:13 am »
Hi There,  Just replying to your comments on the Autokool rad.  I found the Autocool rad to be of better quality and design than the twenty year old quality of the V/W one. I have a 1300 cl as well as my g40 and the rads are identical same core and depth. As you so rightly said the V/W ones are far more expensive, today retail £124.22p for the g40 one, But here is the strange thing which V/W had no answer for £157.70p for the CL One? So if you need a rad for your cl buy a cheaper G40 one. Or better still buy an up to date Autocool one for just £42 67p. Cheers Big E.

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 09:55:31 am »
the g40 rads have a different part numbr and a denser core (though many g40s now have cl type rads as they are same size and aftermarket manufacturers dont differentiate)

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010, 02:40:54 pm »
Yes Pete, I have a better rad, and with the money i have saved pays for a ppp mk2 subframe. No contest.

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2010, 02:48:26 pm »
better in what way?  standard gt/g40 rads have more, smaller tubes in their cores so have more tube surface area and better cooling than normal mk3 polo rads even though the core is physically the same size.

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010, 09:45:28 am »
Ye, strange that the normal mk3 polo rad is a lot more expensive with as you say less cooling tubes in the core.

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Re: New G40 Rad
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 01:41:58 pm »
as yours is a pattern part you probably have a cl one is what we are trying to say