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Old 11-28-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Thumbs up BE Koyo Radiator Replacement

So I replaced my leaking stock radiator tonight with a new Koyo that was being sold on Ebay. Came in a Koyo box with Koyo packaging. Identical to stock, with two additional pre-blocked off outlets at the bottom of the radiator for the AT guys (they look like copper nubs with black plastic caps on them).



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...1068954&rd=1,1

The core seems about twice as thick as stock if not more. Everything lined up hole for hole. I'm impressed. Replacement took about two hours (and it was my first time replacing a radiator).

Ryan
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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very nice! I've never heard of anyone complain about Koyos. Be sure to use more coolant, since the radiator has a larger volume.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:04 AM   #3
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Yeah I'm going to top off tomorrow morning. It took about 5 quarts to top it off before starting the engine. It's best to bring the level up to where you can see it from the spout after it's been cycling, right?
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:48 AM   #4
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thats cool, as future reference the STi radiator is the same. At least the all aluminum racing one I got for the STi fits my legacy. Only difference is the little nipple on the pass side that use to be for the remote fill I believe.

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Old 11-29-2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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^^^ +1

You BE/BH guys are lucky to run the vertical core (i.e. end tanks on top/bottom) cuz you can swap between the Impreza WRX/STi models. Unfortunately the BD/BG crowd got stuck with the old style horizontal core (end tanks on sides). I’ve been trying to make a stock sti radiator fit in my model for weeks. Just isn’t going to happen. Too tall with the tank and fill spout on top..
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:30 AM   #6
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I bought this radiator. Sent an offer to the guy for $240 and he accepted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KOYO-...spagenameZWDVW

I hope it fits
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:00 AM   #7
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^ Damn that's a thick one!

I went back to look at the dimensions of my Koyo vs. my stock radiator, and they're the same size. I guess Koyo makes OE replacements too.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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I haven't installed it yet but I have to say I'm impressed with the build quality, packing quality.

This is a THICK 2 core radiator. There isn't much weight difference between this one and stocker. When the time comes and its installed I'll let you guys know how it works out.

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Old 11-29-2006, 11:31 AM   #9
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I bought this radiator. Sent an offer to the guy for $240 and he accepted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KOYO-...spagenameZWDVW

I hope it fits
You're planning to put this in a BD right??
I think you're in for a bit of trouble. Here's my R&D on the vertical core suby radiators with top/bottom end tanks. Measure this up against your stock radiator and see the difference:



+1 I hope you get it to work... If you do, give me a holler with some instructions
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