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Steve997
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: 997.1 3.8s Tiptronic Front Radiator Reply with quote

Need a new front radiator for a Gen1 997 3.8S Tiptronic.

Not wanting to pay silly money I ve found the following options

Nissens £106.47
NRF £78.26
Hella £99.00

The Hella has a 2 year warranty and not sure about the other two.

Anyone got any experience of these brands ?

I m sure Porsche will buy in the radiator from a specialist radiator manufacture and sell on as an OEM Porsche part but not sure who they source their radiators from. Does anyone know ? Might even be one of the above ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check with OPC I paid about £106 for the whole kit to install a centre rad on a manual car a couple of years ago so should still be a similar price.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seem to recall that there was a kit available from OPC to fit a 3rd rad to cars without one that was sold at discount, sure someone in the know will be along shortly with a part No.; might allow you to get a genuine rad after all. Try a search for 3rd rad?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, see above, Thefinn got there first Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

I'll ring OPC tomorrow.

FYI its a replacement rad. The tiptronic comes with a 3rd rad I believe or at least mine has anyway.

Anyone heard of the 3 after market brands mentioned in the OP ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve997 wrote:
Thanks for the replies.

I'll ring OPC tomorrow.

FYI its a replacement rad. The tiptronic comes with a 3rd rad I believe or at least mine has anyway.

Anyone heard of the 3 after market brands mentioned in the OP ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you ring ask for the price of the new rad and also the third rad kit price, for some reason I think the kit is less even though it comes with many more new parts. Thumb
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