BX Turbo Diesel radiators and hoses - available soon!

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BX Turbo Diesel radiators and hoses - available soon!

Post by KevR » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:30 am

As some may remember, a while back I sent a set of BX TD hoses and radiator header tanks off to the mystical East (China, not Dagenham...) to the same firm who make the all-alloy rads and silicon hoses for GTis you see on Ebay.

Just had some pics from them of the first protoypes, so here they are:
The rad is 50mm double core, same as the GTi version. Only thing I can see wrong at first glance is the overflow pipe fitting (to header tank) appears to be missing. I've pointed that out to them. Planning to get a rad and set of hoses sent to me to see if everything fits, then all being well they should be available direct from the makers - prices tba.

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Post by Kitch » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:18 am

Good work! Silicone hoses are a great idea.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:53 am

Cool!
My TZD is looking forward to a new set :)
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Post by Defender110 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:01 am

=D> =D> =D> ^^ ^^ ^^bx> Well done that man, top of the class.
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Post by Thread Bear » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:29 am

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Post by rutter123 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:40 pm

My t/d will be needing one soon, the white crusty deposits on the bottom corner are a sure sign its on its way out. Will these be priced in line with the gti rads on offer?
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Post by KevR » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:54 pm

Should be, yes. Waiting for confirmation but AFAIK they should be about the same.
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Post by TizzyD » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:55 am

I'd be very interested in a set of hoses and a new rad or two just to have a spare just in case :wink: :)
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Post by KevR » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:13 pm

As soon as I've trial-fitted a rad and hoses, then I'll come back and we can put together a group order.
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Post by TizzyD » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:18 pm

Excellent, look forward to see how this turns out :D
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Post by KevR » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:15 am

Quick update - two rads and sets of hoses have turned up chez moi - I'll try and fit one set to the grey one this week if I get a minute, to make sure there are no immediate problems with fit etc.
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Post by themildbunch » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:39 am

Fantastic - i'd been thinking about doing this for a while but hadn't gotten around to it.... now I can dump my old bottom hose I'd been keeping as a template!

Heat shielded. braided coolant hoses next?
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Post by KevR » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:06 am

themildbunch wrote:
Heat shielded. braided coolant hoses next?
I can ask!
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Post by Way2go » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:21 pm

KevR wrote:
themildbunch wrote:
Heat shielded. braided coolant hoses next?
I can ask!
That's overkill isn't it when silicon hoses will be impervious to high temperature heat anyway?

I remember when we got silicon cable for the soldering irons, you could wrap the cable around the hot parts without it sustaining any damage. 8)
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Post by KevR » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:01 pm

Right, update time....

I've dry-fitted the rad and hoses. Mostly good news - they've made one of the lower mounting spigots too big, which is easy enough to modify, but I'll let them know about that and they should sort it for production versions. Otherwise the rad itself seems to fit pretty well. Naturally once fitted it's hard to show it in pics but here goes:

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