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johnbasf
06-15-2002, 03:20 PM
Well it's time for another upgrade. The car overheated at Gingerman. It was due partly to me running pure anti-freeze(right Jimmy B.). I am thinking about going with the Fluidyne or Steeda. I know some of you have the Steeda and some have the Fluidyne. Any comments from both sides will be helpful. Thanks


P.S. I found out yesterday that I don't have the TSB done to my car.

tcrews
06-15-2002, 07:48 PM
Either will be fine.....whichever you can get the best price on would be the one to go with.

I have a Fluidyne and am very pleased with it.

johnbasf
06-16-2002, 03:26 PM
Thanks Tom, is the Fluidyne a direct replacement for stock? The two of them sound very similar. If the Steeda radiator is a "Steeda" part I should get the club discount. Thanks again

johnbasf
06-17-2002, 05:04 PM
Odered the Steeda today. Only got a 5% discount but that's better than none. Off to the garage I go.:D :D Tom C. thanks for your help.

98banana
06-17-2002, 07:27 PM
Good deal John. Glad to see you're getting that thing cooled off.

(And thanks for not saying that it was me that overheated the car!):thumbsup:

thomasmoran1
06-18-2002, 12:14 AM
John, keep us posted on how the install goes. Is it a 3 core or 2 core? Also what blend of coolent/water are you planning on running?

Thomas

tcrews
06-18-2002, 11:03 AM
Good deal, I'm sure you'll be pleased with it and it'll definitely help keep the temps down.

I think the only difference between the Steeda and the Fluidyne is that the Fluidyne is all TIG welded (repairable) and the Steeda is epoxied (not repairable).

I've never heard anything bad about the Steeda so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

johnbasf
06-18-2002, 06:54 PM
2 core Thomas. I took the old one out today. That stock radiator is really thin.

2many
06-19-2002, 10:28 PM
John,
I put the Steeda in and it helped quite a bit. I also put an electric fan in that I turn on whenever I go out on the track. Just something else you may want to consider. It all worked great until turn 10 at Gingerman several weeks ago!
Tom

johnbasf
06-20-2002, 09:53 PM
It's in, now for that manual fan switch.

Poisoned Pony
06-22-2002, 06:34 PM
Tom, where did you get the Fluid dyne from? I've been looking online, but can't seem to find any place that sells them

John: I have the cooling upgrade done and it doesn't do snout. My Cobra still runs hot, plus with summer here, I need my a/c (damn black cars!)

schechter
06-26-2002, 06:58 PM
The Steeda 2 core aluminum radiator is a C&R, at least the one that I got from Steeda was.
You might try a 180 degree thermostat. I am in DC and it's hot here. But I have not had an overheating problem, even at the track, since I changed the radiator and thermostat.

johnbasf
06-26-2002, 09:51 PM
Thanks SCHECHTER. What degree t-stat comes stock?

schechter
06-28-2002, 08:40 PM
200 degree. There is a problem going all the way down to 160 degree thermostat, but I just can't remember what it is. Anyone remind me?