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Join Date: Apr 2002
Re: will a 147 gta radiator fit into a 147 1.6 litre?
For starters, JTD engines consume fuel better than petrol engines do, so no need for a larger rad, In fact most commonrail diesel have additional heaters as the engine itself never generate much heat. A very small fraction af energy is lost heating up the envirnment IE cooling water. Diesel engines are very fuel efficient. Getting a GTA rad may be the right solution. I'm not sure it'll fit directly, maybe some brackets needs to be repositioned (read Welded back on) but thats it. I'm sire there's space left for the bigger GTA rad. I'm not sure the standard bumper will allow for sufficient airflow though. If you already have a bodykit with a larger disposition for radiator airflow, dont worry too much about this though.
PS. I expect you to have an Oilcooler allready ?