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How can i upgrade my cooling system? eg. radiator

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  • Richard Scordino May 29, 2011

    There is no real reason to "upgrade" what you have unless you've done lots of engine mods.
    You could install a performance custom build, or find one that is listed as a heavy duty option with an extra row of coolant passages. Most times though the original, though it appears to be flowing well, if it's the original, likely has a number of clogged passages. Flushing usually goes around the ones that are obstructed and does little to remove the obstruction. Therefore, a direct factory style replacement or that, combined with an external trans cooler (if automatic) is all you really need. I'm not listing this as a "fix" only because by experience, at least fifty other people will say I'm wrong. (I'm not)

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The best way to upgrade your cooling system would be to upgrade your fans. everything else, you can pretty much only do maintenance to it, like change your hoses, your coolant, thermostat, and your water pump. changing the radiator will only be preventative for radiator damage, because the radiator is already the max or close to the max size for the engine bay. like i said before, the best upgrade would be your fans. why your fans? because air needs to circulate through the radiator to cool it more. if not, the heat builds up in the radiator and begins to overheat. another thing you can do is have your fans be on all the time. to do this, follow the lower radiator house to where it connects to the engine, (or the thermostat housing if you know where that is at) and locate the green connector on top of the thermostat housing. disconnect that and stick a paperclip or somehting that wont fall offwhile the car is in motion, into the connection. that leaves the fans on all of the time and continuosly passes air through your radiator, rather than every coulple of minutes, which are stock settings. getting after market fans would help in this situation too. hope this helps, and goodluck.
also, if you want to check this website out, it's specifically for tuning your type of car: www.cb7tuner.com. you might find some people doing some unique things to upgrade their cooling system their, and that could give you ideas.

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Radiators have variables and there are standard radiators that have 2-3 Rows, the more rows the more cooling power of the radiator. There is also a problem that people run into with painting the radiator to make it look better but there is a problem with painting it.

With the paint, it does not allow it to dissipate the heat.

Additionally, you can change your Electrical Fan with a Fan with a more aggressive Blade Patter and increased RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).

There is one more thing that jumps into my head. There is a RED LINE product called "WET WATER", which will reduce the temperature

Increasing the Percentage of Coolant will also assist in this process but do not go past 70-75% dilution of Coolant to Water

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keep your car cool in the heat!!

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