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Chinese Aluminium Radiator

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:55 am
by frog
Hi all,

I'm actually considering this, looks like it has all the right bits, what are your collective thoughts? ... 1430wt_959


Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 pm
by soupapes
I recently bought one at Mister-Auto website for less than 150 euros. More cheap and its made in Spain.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:45 am
by surjit25
I can have an exact one made for about 150 euros.

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:32 pm
by Harvey12
Did you order this radiator? How did it work out for you?

My first thought was to wonder if it would arrive in one piece if it shipped from China. It doesn't take much shipping abuse to tear up a radiator.

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:35 am
by frog
No I've not ordered it. Can't justify the price at the moment to have it as a spare. If I needed another I would probably go for it.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:45 am
by Simran

Been a while since I last posted on here but just spotted this and I've recently just bought opne of these chinese rads off ebay. It arrived the other day very well packaged and intact but i've not fitted it yet.

I'll trial fit it at the weekend and let you know how it looks and get some pics up. Its definitely thicker (the ad does state it is double width) so it may need a bit of trimming here and there so we'll see how it goes. I was struggling to find a UK supplier for a standard rad at a decent price so I plumped for the Ebay one.


Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:17 am
by frog
Cool, very interested in seeing how you go with this. Keep us posted!

Re: Chinese Aluminium Radiator

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:21 pm
by Dave
When I was researching them, the one person I found who had fitted one mentioned they had a leak immediately so it's a risk in terms of wasted time and potential return issues. There may be other examples that worked but with limited numbers, there's not much to go on. An original is best if you can get one.

Maybe Simran had success, he would know by now 😂

Re: Chinese Aluminium Radiator

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:39 pm
by Vanny
Holy thread resurrection Dave, nearly 8 years old.

On the flip side, I hopefully have many of these rads on a boat headed to the UK.

Re: 9Chinese Aluminium Radiator

Posted: Sun May 01, 2022 4:34 pm
by Dave
It looks that way Vanny. I think someone did it before me and removed their post so I get the "credit" for it 😂.

Re: Chinese Aluminium Radiator

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:51 pm
by johny76239
I'm working as an HGV driver and my company is always buing chinese parts for their vechicles. They seem to work allright.