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#1 RAugur33

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

Need to do something with my 84 GL EJ swap radiator. Recore is $100, reman from internet is $130. Any opinions either way?

If I do order new from internet, should I stick w/ GL or go with EJ22 radiator?

#2 Gloyale

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:36 AM

The EA81 radiator is fine.

If you want to be super cool, have the inlet/outlets changed to 1-1/2 in. diameter to fit the EJ hoses.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

There is only room to do that on the lower side. The upper tank doesn't have enough room. I would start with a new one and have a shop put new one in unless you are good at Brazing.

#4 Gloyale

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

Find the right hoses, and no adaption nessecary.

Order a 12" flex hose for the top, and a 18" for the bottom. 1-1/4 at one end, 1-1/2 at the other.

Or search for a preformed that will work.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

i found a radiator at the JY out of a first gen impreza, had a outward facing hose bung on the bottom rather than upward like the EA82 radiator. i dont know if the ea81 is similar to the ea82 rads tho. but it might be an option. its a single row just like the ea82 radiator im using now with my ej25 swap.

#6 Gloyale

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

Stick with the EA81 radiator. It should be all brass, with larger passages than the EJ rads (aluminum/plastic)

It will work great. Again, flex hose with 1 1/4" at one end, 1 1/2" at the other.

#7 RAugur33

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

Stick with the EA81 radiator. It should be all brass, with larger passages than the EJ rads (aluminum/plastic)

It will work great. Again, flex hose with 1 1/4" at one end, 1 1/2" at the other.


Radiator arrived yesterday. Going to search for hoses today. Are they hard to find?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Ok, I can find flex hose or dual diameter, but I cannot find both in the same hose. Anyone have part #'s or know who carries these?

Thanks

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

I have a shop that can and will put 1.5" in/out on the EA81 radiators. Done several of them including ones with 90 degree rotated connections for lifted swaps. Works great and no need for ugly flex hoses.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

I have a shop that can and will put 1.5" in/out on the EA81 radiators. Done several of them including ones with 90 degree rotated connections for lifted swaps. Works great and no need for ugly flex hoses.

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Hey gd, good to hear from you. How much does your shop charge for the work?

#11 Gloyale

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Ok, I can find flex hose or dual diameter, but I cannot find both in the same hose. Anyone have part #'s or know who carries these?

Thanks



Napa

they can look it up in there industrial/equipent catalog. I've had to wait a day to get them, but they have 'em.

#12 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

Hey gd, good to hear from you. How much does your shop charge for the work?


As I recall it was around $120. Including all leaks repaired, drain plug changed out to a brass pet-cock, pressure tested and painted.

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