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#1 rcrad4

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

hey guys lookin for a lil advice here. workin on startin an ej22 swap into my 88 gl and am wondering if the original single row radiator will provide sufficient cooling or if its better to go with a 2 row that would require some modification to move the original mounting holes on the car to fit the different radiator? 

thanks guys,

Ryan



#2 zukiru

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:02 PM

Shouldn't need to fit a new radiator. So long as yours is clean and working well. Of course up grading is great if you're feeling froggy and have the jack to spare.

Edited by zukiru, 23 April 2013 - 09:04 PM.


#3 capn_r

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

On my 88 GL10 I'm running an EJ radiator, it wasn't bad to mount and plumb and it made it practical to keep the A/C. It looks like you're not far away if you would like to check out how I did mine.



#4 Subruise

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

On my 88 GL10 I'm running an EJ radiator, it wasn't bad to mount and plumb and it made it practical to keep the A/C. It looks like you're not far away if you would like to check out how I did mine.

I will vouch for his setup, capn_r has managed to retain things that a lot of folks would say you cant with an EJ swap.....like a/c



#5 Numbchux

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

EA82 single-core radiator is absolutely plenty as long as it's in decent shape.

#6 88Subi4x4

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:32 AM

EA82 single-core radiator is absolutely plenty as long as it's in decent shape.

^ yup I have had the EA-82 single core in my wagon for 3+ years now works just fine... I did do a dual fan set up for when im off the road



#7 Gloyale

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:31 AM

EA radiator is fiine if it's working well.

 

Dual 10" electric fans work great.

 

I can tell to order 2 flex hoses with 1-1/4 at one end, and 1-1/2 at the other.

 

Lengths 1 @ 12" and 1 @ 18~19 inches.



#8 subarurx yo

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

i ran a ej25 on low boost for 10k with no threat of getting hot



#9 man on the moon

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:19 PM

The EA82 motor is, to put it lightly, not efficient at removing heat. The coolant jacket is not well run, especially around the exhaust ports (at least if my eyes and lots of reading here have figured it out).

 

The EJ22 is much more efficient from what everyone has told me/rumor has it. As long as you have a fan running it should be A-ok.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:52 AM

thanks so much guys! appreciate all the responses. I will happily stick with the single row for ease of keeping things simple as possible hahaa



#11 leniac

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:29 AM

thanks so much guys! appreciate all the responses. I will happily stick with the single row for ease of keeping things simple as possible hahaa

tell us how you gonna made this work with pictures please....

 

thanks :D







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