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swap bigger radiator?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by bigmikerican, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. bigmikerican

    bigmikerican Junior Member

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    hello again now my swap is done b18c1 into a 93 civic dx now my mechanic was saying i should put a bigger radiator in cause the stock civic one wasnt enough for the gsr now is this true cause all the swap info i read up noone said to get a bigger radiator for the swap let me know what should be done cause im gonig crazy with this swap already
     
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    it'll be fine.. might look into getting a fluidyne
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    bigmikerican Junior Member

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    thanx guys i figured i didnt need to swap it this guy never dealt with swaps so i always ask first thanx for the help
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    you can keep the stocker.

    on here 'k-series' is putting a k20 into his 92-95 eg and is using a stock civic radiator.

    you'll be fine w/a stocker.
     
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    tip Senior Member

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    CORRECT ME IF I HAVE "k-series" MIXED UP WITH SOMEBODY ELSE ...........................BUT HIS CAR IS A DRAG ONLY CAR..............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    well, wouldnt a drag only car be under more stress than a driver? at any rate, he's running a half size single core radiator in a drag car.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Drag cars see alot less heat than a daily driver.. I've seen several with no radiator at all.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    but still, a k series swap calls for an ep3 or dc5 radiator, not a damn dinky eg half size radiator. so his stock radiator will support the gsr swap he is trying to pull off, no? yes, it will

    /thread
     
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    ive seen plenty of B series swaps running the stock EG radiator
    unless you are dealing with race conditions in 100+ degree heat i wouldnt worry about it
     
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    aren't the dx radiator thinner than ex's?

    my dx radiator was thin was f-ck and Pewble gave me his (he bought one on ebay), almost double the thickness, and now is cooling it fine
    the dx radiator was super hot when i touched it, lmao

    oh yea, b16 swap into 95 hatch
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Stock will be fine. The DX and EX should have the same size radiator if both have the same transmission.

    If you want a higher capacity radiator, get a del Sol VTEC unit. It's twice as thick as the DX radiator, so you'll have more cooling capacity, still be cheap, and mount easily in the stock location.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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