Author Topic: Fitting S3 Intercooler, worth replacing the radiator?  (Read 189 times)

Offline bobby_fodge

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Fitting S3 Intercooler, worth replacing the radiator?
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:35:09 PM »
Hi, I have an S3 intercooler to fit. Is it worth me fitting a new radiator, or anything else, whilst I'm in there?

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Re: Fitting S3 Intercooler, worth replacing the radiator?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 04:58:58 PM »
Did the same for my KO4 conversion and i changed the AC rad. £93 from eBay and its a perfect fit. Other than that you should be fine  :jumpmove:
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Re: Fitting S3 Intercooler, worth replacing the radiator?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 06:17:12 PM »
Its worth doing the AC condensor as it gets pummelled with stones and will have a lot of bent fins which impede airflow

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Re: Fitting S3 Intercooler, worth replacing the radiator?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 07:44:54 PM »
Having recently replaced my radiator I would change it whilst your in there as it's not the sort of job you really want to do twice, I also agree with replacing the ac rad as well as they do get a hammering and they are quite flimsy in construction and not too expensive either, I wish I'd had the foresight to do mine, basically with the amount of dismantling required I'd change all 3.

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Re: Fitting S3 Intercooler, worth replacing the radiator?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 10:38:47 PM »
Did the same for my KO4 conversion and i changed the AC rad. £93 from eBay and its a perfect fit. Other than that you should be fine  :jumpmove:
Do you have the eBay link please
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