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Radiator for 5th gen h22a8 manual

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:12 pm
by Lawrenceforce1984
I need a radiator for a 5th gen h22a8 manual as mine has split on the top plastic part.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:53 pm
by Scott560
I have a ridiculously thick aftermarket metal tanked one which is about 2 inches thick.

Never fitted as suspect it will need a little adjusting to get the OE fans to fit without fouling the front engine mount / manifold heat shield.

Was over 100quid , purchased for a track day in the middle of summer, but ultimately there was no need for an uprated rad (no such thing as summer). It's a generic chinese aftermarket part, appears to be well made, just clearly built from template data without any real world fitting ever done.

to make it fit nice i think you'd need to:

1) adjust the top rad brackets, bring the rad about 5mm-10mm closer to the slam panel
2) cut down the stand off mounts on the rad to mount the fans. Bring the fans a little closer to the rad
3) gonna be tight still , unless you have slimline fans or not a h22 (taking up less space)

Its not going anywhere except collecting dust in the garage.

Think ill start an epic thread soon as i have about 5 massive tubs of bits from my old scrapper VTi that ive not had cause to use lol.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:13 pm
by mercutio
i fitted a mishi rad fitted perfect even the OE fans fit no problem

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:32 pm
by mr_drc
Iv got one if you are interested