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post #1 of 12 Old 07-25-2019, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Motech Radiators

I'm trying to remember which brand or radiator Motech is using in their swaps now. I put one in my JK and it has been good so far so I want to get another on made for my Defender 110. Not sure where to go for that, I even had stuff in the box up until last month lol.

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Well if you don't get a specific answer... I have a C&R radiator for my hemi swap. Easily the best-built component in this whole project - it's not even close. I've heard C&R even makes their own radiator cores, which is something even other big names in cooling apparently don't do. Not cheap but probably worth it.

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Well if you don't get a specific answer... I have a C&R radiator for my hemi swap. Easily the best-built component in this whole project - it's not even close. I've heard C&R even makes their own radiator cores, which is something even other big names in cooling apparently don't do. Not cheap but probably worth it.

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C&R is about as good as it gets.

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C&R or Davis are at the top of that industry


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Mine came in a CSF box. I don’t recall any markings on it.
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Well if you don't get a specific answer... I have a C&R radiator for my hemi swap. Easily the best-built component in this whole project - it's not even close. I've heard C&R even makes their own radiator cores, which is something even other big names in cooling apparently don't do. Not cheap but probably worth it.

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You are correct! I had a C & R radiator in my 6.4 L and it was perfect. I don't believe there is a cheap way out on a good radiator.

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Cool, thanks for the replies CSF seems to ring a bell. It's going in a Defender 110 so the Jeep ones won't fit that would be too easy lol.

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My Motech swap from a year ago had a CSF radiator, it lasted about 10,000 miles.. Motech replaced it but while
waiting for the replacement I installed the stock JK radiator and am still running it.
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My Motech swap from a year ago had a CSF radiator, it lasted about 10,000 miles.. Motech replaced it but while
waiting for the replacement I installed the stock JK radiator and am still running it.
How did the radiator fail? Something with how it was mounted or just faulty materials?
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My CSF developed leaks on both the left and right sides this was on about the top 5 rows where the finned parts connect into the side tanks. I had it on the stock mounts with the metal bushings removed from the top mounts.
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Thanks for your reply. Why were the metal bushings removed from the rubber mount? Do you think that maybe had something to do with the failure?

Also, what engine are you running that is ok with the stock radiator?

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I see now that it’s an L83. Have you ran into any situations where it has gotten warmer than it should? Do you think it has plenty of cooling capacity or that it’s just good enough?

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Removing the bushings has been suggested in other radiator posts as a way to allow the radiator to flex a little more.
I have had it out on several high 90's days and the coolant temps stayed in the normal range.
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