Car radiator? - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

Car radiator?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 11:39 PM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
skmanu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 345
Rep: 17 (Unique: 14)
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.

Txs.

skmanu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 11:47 PM
New to Overclock.net
 
purduepilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: KPAE, KLAF, KTOL
Posts: 633
Rep: 24 (Unique: 21)
Subbed.

What kind of fan are you going to put on it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristian go_quote.gif
According to this thread, cheating is always wrong. Personal opinion... Meh. It's not right, but to go out and call it wrong...
purduepilot is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 11:48 PM
New to Overclock.net
 
zorrobyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 220
Rep: 7 (Unique: 7)
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

zorrobyte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 12:00 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
just_nuke_em's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,534
Rep: 228 (Unique: 198)
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud go_quote.gif

Guys, this is OCN. Aka, the "pursuit of performance". wink.gif I see no reason why the OP should be bashed simply because he wants to push his hardware as hard as he can.


just_nuke_em is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 12:01 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
JE Nightmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hell, also known as vegas
Posts: 3,085
Rep: 177 (Unique: 142)
get a copper heater core, avoid aluminium like the plague.

RIP Syrillian, you'll be greatly missed.
Quote:Originally Posted by Syrillian http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif
...now where is my favorite dress?


JE Nightmare is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 12:29 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
ghettosuperstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Dog, Cali
Posts: 356
Rep: 39 (Unique: 37)
Here's my current setup using bonneville heater cores.

This is my radiator



ph34r-smiley.gif
ph34r-smiley.gif
I Thought I was Superman...


ghettosuperstar is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 12:37 AM
 
skimskim3074's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghettosuperstar View Post
Here's my current setup using bonneville heater cores.

This is my radiator


looks cool stuff.
skimskim3074 is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 02:02 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
skmanu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 345
Rep: 17 (Unique: 14)
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.

skmanu is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 07:01 AM
Linux Lobbyist
 
ericie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Driebergen, Netherlands
Posts: 167
Rep: 3 (Unique: 3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by skmanu;11922359 
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.

I demand photo's lachen.gif

ericie is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 07:07 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
skmanu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 345
Rep: 17 (Unique: 14)
yep, here we go!!

skmanu is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off