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post #1 of 22
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Good morning everybody,

I've just installed my WC loop, and, my home-made radiator not being that efficient, I was wondering (VERY low budget) if a car/motorbike/turbo or oil radiator would do the job. My pump is 900L/h with 2m water height.

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post #2 of 22
Subbed.

What kind of fan are you going to put on it?
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post #3 of 22
People have been doing heater cores before watercooling was popular. I'd suggest using distilled water at a minimum. Anything heatercoreish will work, just use common sense.

Maybe run to the junkyard? Most HC are copper
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post #4 of 22
Most any water heater cores will work, as long as the tubes are copper. Don't use oil radiators since the tube structure and fin contact area is not the same for water.
    
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post #5 of 22
get a copper heater core, avoid aluminium like the plague.
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post #6 of 22
Here's my current setup using bonneville heater cores.

This is my radiator


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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghettosuperstar View Post
Here's my current setup using bonneville heater cores.

This is my radiator


looks cool stuff.
post #8 of 22
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HI all, thanks for your replies.

I am back from the junkyard with a 205GTI heater radiator (€10!!): it works great. At 3.9, temp goes up to 48°c in 2 min and stay stable from then.
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by skmanu View Post
HI all, thanks for your replies.

I am back from the junkyard with a 205GTI heater radiator (€10!!): it works great. At 3.9, temp goes up to 48°c in 2 min and stay stable from then.
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yep, here we go!!
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