Radiators

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hey julian

i live in coventry is there anything i can help with???

regards

jeff> Subject: [ELCO] Radiators> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 10:29:40 +0000> From: [Email address removed]> To: [Email address removed]> > Chatting to Niall yesterday he reminded me that someone was looking for a Radiator - was it you Renate?> > Anyway, I had to source one over the Christmas break and got one from Auto Jap Spares in Coventry - http://www.autojapspares.co.uk/ - it was for an HDJ80 and cost only =A3145 + =A310 delivery.> > The contact there is Pete, the service was excellent considering it was the Christmas period and I struggled to see any difference between the new rad and the Toyota one it was replacing.> > If you contact them, mention the club and my name, at the moment I am chatting to them to suss out what they can supply that Milners can't and also comparing price and quality of their parts compared to Milners and Toyota.> > Regards> Julian> Mobile +44 (0)7971 540 362> > > --> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
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Chatting to Niall yesterday he reminded me that someone was looking for a Radiator - was it you Renate?
Anyway, I had to source one over the Christmas break and got one from Auto Jap Spares in Coventry - http://www.autojapspares.co.uk/ - it was for an HDJ80 and cost only =A3145 + =A310 delivery.
The contact there is Pete, the service was excellent considering it was the Christmas period and I struggled to see any difference between the new rad and the Toyota one it was replacing.
If you contact them, mention the club and my name, at the moment I am chatting to them to suss out what they can supply that Milners can't and also comparing price and quality of their parts compared to Milners and Toyota.
Regards
Julian
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Thanks for the offer Jeff, but we are doing most of it over the phone and email.
They are actually closer to my offices in Kenilworth so will probably drop in to see them next time I am up that way.
Regards
Julian
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Julian et al
Yes, it was me.
Haven't got around to fixing it yet, as I'm waiting for clement weather to
go out and have a good examination.
I'll bear your words in mind. How long did it take to be fitted? did you
do this yourself?
Cheers
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Julian A.R. Voelcker
Sent: 08 January 2008 10:30
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Radiators
Chatting to Niall yesterday he reminded me that someone was looking for a
Radiator - was it you Renate?
Anyway, I had to source one over the Christmas break and got one from Auto
Jap Spares in Coventry - http://www.autojapspares.co.uk/ - it was for an
HDJ80 and cost only ?145 + ?10 delivery.
The contact there is Pete, the service was excellent considering it was the
Christmas period and I struggled to see any difference between the new rad
and the Toyota one it was replacing.
If you contact them, mention the club and my name, at the moment I am
chatting to them to suss out what they can supply that Milners can't and
also comparing price and quality of their parts compared to Milners and
Toyota.
Regards
Julian
Mobile?+44 (0)7971 540 362
 
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Hi Renate,
It was for Peter Jacques truck and took a while to fit because of all the extended battery trays, batteries, intercooler pipes, etc that had to be removed first, all done over a loaded ARB.
For your truck it should take around an 1.5 hours to change assuming no problems although the bullbar makes it a little more difficult.
You will need to drain the auto box, the radiator, remove the batteries, battery trays, fan (it is easier without it), the front grill, the side, indicator and headlights (the headlights only need to be loose to allow access to a couple of bolts, but you need to remove the side and indicator lights to loosen the headlights), remove the cowling around the fan, undo the water hoses and oil cooler hoses, then the four bolts holding the rad in and then it should just lift out.
Once done you will need to top the auto box up and refill the cooling system advisably with the red Toyota coolant - very expensive, but highly recommended.
Regards
Julian
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Yes, you are quite right Jon ;-)
The last one I was doing was along with a 100 other things on the vehicle so drained the box for other reasons.
Having said that don't forget to top up the oil afterwards.
Regards
Julian
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Hi Julian
Well, I might just attempt to do this myself if I really do need a new
radiator - thanks for the advice; it is welcome
Rgds
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Julian A.R. Voelcker
Sent: 08 January 2008 16:28
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Radiators
Hi Renate,
It was for Peter Jacques truck and took a while to fit because of all the
extended battery trays, batteries, intercooler pipes, etc that had to be
removed first, all done over a loaded ARB.
For your truck it should take around an 1.5 hours to change assuming no
problems although the bullbar makes it a little more difficult.
You will need to drain the auto box, the radiator, remove the batteries,
battery trays, fan (it is easier without it), the front grill, the side,
indicator and headlights (the headlights only need to be loose to allow
access to a couple of bolts, but you need to remove the side and indicator
lights to loosen the headlights), remove the cowling around the fan, undo
the water hoses and oil cooler hoses, then the four bolts holding the rad in
and then it should just lift out.
Once done you will need to top the auto box up and refill the cooling system
advisably with the red Toyota coolant - very expensive, but highly
recommended.
Regards
Julian
Mobile?+44 (0)7971 540 362
 
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John
More advice - good thing you lot work more on LCs than me! cos I get
confused...
Cheers
Renate
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 08 January 2008 16:55
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Radiators
There should be no need to do that Julian, the pipes go up over the top of
the box so all that can run out is what's in the pipes & cooler which will
come out even if you've drained the box. Just pull the pipes off the
cooler over an oil tray and plug them with rag. You will still need to top
up afterwards.
Best regards,
Jon.
 
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