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Thread: Anyone fitted a Nissan Aluminium/plastic radiator to a GQ?

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    Anyone fitted a Nissan Aluminium/plastic radiator to a GQ?

    Just wondering if the new style fits as original was brass/copper? Also, any feedback on performance and durability?
    Not sure which way to go at the moment.

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    Hey mate, I have just fitted a plastic aluminum radiator to mine (think it's an adrad) and seems to perform well. I think would be more durable than a copper brass they tend to leak from the corners, my old brass one was new and started leaking after probably five years of use in the corner. .

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    Yes my copper/brass leaked in the corner after about the same amount of time, replaced with plastic/ally about 12 months ago.

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    A third honest vote for New Nissan OEM placcy/aluminium highway tanks here BD77 Mate!
    Have slowly hauled some serious max GCM weight together with the old faithful GQ TD42 to great success around the QLD/NSW/SA hotter border work regions.
    FWIW: A 35 year old viscous fan coupling not locking to more than say 90% has been the only ever cooling issue found to full factory GQ all others specifications to date


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    I just installed a Nissan plastic/aluminum one also. My decision was based on the recommendations of my friends and the reviews I saw online.

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    Going to put a Nissan one in this weekend.

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    Had a go at putting the new radiator in today but there is a slight misalignment with the top bolt holes. Managed to get one in but other one is about 3-4mm out.
    Anyone had the same issue? I don't want to force it too much. My only thought is to take a bit off the bottom rubber locators.

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    Hmm what a bugger, yeah never had a prob before. What radiator is it??

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    Are you sure the bottom rubbers are sitting right in their mounts?

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    Genuine Nissan for a TB42. Bottom rubbers in their holes. But needs to shift across 3 to 4 mm.

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