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Which Radiator to use with LS swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by 94CivicSlow, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. 94CivicSlow

    94CivicSlow Senior Member

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    I have a 94 civic, with the LS motor. I originally used my stock radiator and had the larger DOHC Del Sol hoses that were too large for the OEM SOHC radiator and I have to clamp them down too much.

    I just learned that the bottom hose is leaking and the radiator has a small pin hole in it.

    I am looking for an aluminum radiator, same size as stock (1/2 size) but with the larger DOHC inlets...

    I checked Fluidyne and Koyo and PWR but they dont list inlet sizes for the hoses. I dont want to buy an expensive radiator and still ahve the hoses not fit perfect.


    Anyone know which 1/2 size 92-95 civic radiator has the larger inlets for DOHC?
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    all depends on your pockets man. if you want to spend big bucks go with the Fluidyne. IF you are going turbo i would go with the Fluidyne, but i am using my stock one with my b16 and it is holding up just fine :ph34r:
     
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    I just want the damn hoses to fit perfect. I know they make 1/2 size radiators with bigger inlets to accomidate for the larger diameter hoses on the DOHC motors

    But which ones have the larger inlets? Fluidyne? PWR? Koyo>?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Im sure you can use an Integra radiator... I mean you may need to mod the core support of mounts on teh radiator but... itll work. Or pick up a del Sol VTEC radiator...
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    the teg radiator doesnt just bolt up. I know cause I tried.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Just get the DOHC del Sol radiator... it fits in just like the stock radiator, and it has the same cooling capacity as the Integra full width radiator.
     
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    yeah i tried that integras radiator and it was not a good thing to long and it doesn't bolt up right, my boy got a nice rad from auto zone it was 120 all alum.
     
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    my pwr 1/2 civic sized rad uses regualr b-series integra hoses.
     
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