BX 16v cooling radiator

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BX 16v cooling radiator

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Hi, to everybody.
I need new cooling radiator for my BX. As I know it's unique and was installed only in BX 16v. It's made of cooper, and have it's own design.
Original part number is 95636832. I can't find aviability of orginal radiator or any options of other producer.
Mine radiator is in bad condition.
What options of solution do you know?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: BX 16v cooling radiator

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Hi!
That part number is the right one.
Autodoc (available in several countries - not sure where you are based) has a choice of several makes under that number, including copper/plastic...
https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem ... 095636832#
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There have been listings on eBay for a while but it's something of a risk because I read someone fitted one and it leaked. The main drawback is you are dealing with China so returning etc. will be problematic.

A lot of companies show prices but have no stock,. Autodoc for example, messages reading currently out of stock (but they won't get any).

You could look at restoration but they like to see the radiator in most cases to check suitability.

Chevronics had one previously, their listing is out of date as they wanted over £425, OOS now but you could ask.

https://www.chevronics.co.uk/product/bx ... cba1185463


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274030820026 ... BMiLqZhdJf
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Re: BX 16v cooling radiator

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white exec wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:59 am
Hi!
That part number is the right one.
Autodoc (available in several countries - not sure where you are based) has a choice of several makes under that number, including copper/plastic...
https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem ... 095636832#
Hi, thanks for reply. I saw that list earlier, but no one supplier confirm that any of this options could be bring into Ukraine. Too rare position.

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Re: BX 16v cooling radiator

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Dave_16v wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:40 am
There have been listings on eBay for a while but it's something of a risk because I read someone fitted one and it leaked. The main drawback is you are dealing with China so returning etc. will be problematic.

A lot of companies show prices but have no stock,. Autodoc for example, messages reading currently out of stock (but they won't get any).
I completely agree
Several months ago I contacted directly with Chinese producer of this radiators. He offered 85 USD for each example, but only if order 10 pcs. He is not presented on any trade platform such as Alibaba or Aliexpress, where I could order 1-2 pcs. You can imagne profit the seller on Ebay)) So I'm still looking for options to buy in Ukraine or maybe Poland.
https://cnjagrow.en.made-in-china.com/p ... -1994.html

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This looks a difficult one... Just an idea:
Several of the BX diesels were fitted with large and high-capacity radiators - and twin fans - especially where caravan towing was to be done.
If it's any help, we can look at the size of these, and check availability. There is, for example, a company that will accept orders from Mister Auto (owned by PSA), and dispatch virtually anywhere globally. The diesel radiators are much easier to find.

Can you let us know what radiator arrangement you have there at the moment: is it the standard (original type) part, with the 956.... number you posted above? Do you have twin fans? Air con? Some photos of what's there could help too.
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In 16 Valve the radiator is under the slam panel, not behind it as in other models. I'm quite sure none of the others will fit (never owned one thouhg).
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The Ebay (Chinese) one is the only one I've managed to find available.
Drawn a blank on all other makes.

Size appears to be 530wide x 287high x 36thick, so less tall than all the others.

Have PM'd Vanny to see whether he has any ideas.
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Re: BX 16v cooling radiator

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I think the original radiator is made out of brass, so it can be fixed by a professional, if it's not broken in an accident that is. In which case the cells can be renewed and the old end fittings be kept if survived. I'm sure this can be done in Ukraine, finding the guy can be the problem..
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