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2011 Mustang S197 Aluminum Radiator? Overflow?

Discussion in 'Engine/Tuning' started by Toplait, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Toplait

    Toplait Member Established Member

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    Hey Folks, lets talk about radiators and overflow tanks for our S197's. Which one do you use? I still got the factory one at this time but i'm looking to upgrade. Even with the Reich 170 degree thermostat it still runs a little to warm for my liking. I just don't think my factory radiator is keeping up in this 100 degree heat were having when revving to 7k+ when having fun.

    I'v seen some all aluminum 3 core radiators ranging from $199.00 up to a grand. I have always been a fan of Mishimoto products but noticed I can get some off brand ebay aluminum radiators the same size for half the price. I tried searching the forums for information but got lazy.

    Which one do you use or would like to get in the future? Ill probably end up going with one of these.

    Champion Radiator
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    Total: 21.5" tall x 29.75" wide
    Core: 19.25" tall x 24.13" wide x 2.13" thick
    Inlet: 1.5" drivers side
    Outlet: 1.5" passenger side
    Tanks: 2.5" thick
    Tubes: 0.63" thick
    Brass T-style drain plug
    650HP rating

    Mishimoto Radiator
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    Overall Height: 29.3"
    Overall Length: 21.5"
    Tank Wall Thickness: 0.08"
    Outlet: 1.5"
    Rows: 3
    Inlet: 1.5"
    Coolant Capacity: 4.3
    Overall Width: 2.55"
    Core Length: 19.49"
    Core Height:23.94"
    Core Size: 19.49" x 23.94"
    Core Thickness: 2.05"
    Magnetic Drain plug

    SVE Radiator
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    Overall Dimensions: 29-9/16"W x 21-5/8"H x 5-3/4"D
    Core Size: 23-7/8"W x 19-3/8"H x 2"D
    Inlet Diameter: 1.5"
    Outlet Diameter: 1.5"
    Plastic Drain plug

    CSF Radiator
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    750HP rating

    Fluidyne FHP30-05MU
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    Overall Width (in):28.250 in.
    Overall Height (in):20.750 in.
    Overall Thickness (in):2.400 in.
    Core Width (in):24.000 in.
    Core Height (in):19.600 in.
    Core Thickness (in):2.090 in.
    Made in USA
    30% increase in capacity over the stock unit

    Ford Performance Radiator
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    Height: 24"
    Overall Length: 39"
    Width: 39"
    Aluminum Dual 1" Core
    Packaged Weight: 20.09 lb(s)
    Packaged Dimensions: 7" x 24" x 39

    UPR Radiator
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    1 9/16 Inlet & Outlet
    25% more cooling capacity

    Afco
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    28 3/4" W x 19 3/4" T
    2.61" thick tank
    Two row 1" tube core
    Overall Height: 20.88"
    Overall Width: 28.81"

    Flex-A-Light
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    Overall Width (in):29.760 in.
    Overall Height (in):22.630 in.
    Overall Thickness (in):2.750 in.
    Core Width (in):24.000 in.
    Core Height (in):21.230 in.
    Core Thickness (in):2.750 in.
    Inlet Size:1 1/2 in.
    Outlet Size:1 1/2

    Griffon Radiator
    Core Size: 24.13 X 20.19 X 2.68
    2 rows of 1.25(in) tubing
    Overall Size: 26.38 x 20.5 x 3

    Megan Racing
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    3 Rows

    Speed Daddy
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    Core Dimensions: 24.00" x 19.25" x 2.00"
    T-6061 Aluminum
    Inlet / Outlet Diameter: 1.50" / 1.50"
    Rows: 3


    Ill keep adding as I find them....
     

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  2. Toplait

    Toplait Member Established Member

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    I decided to go with the CSF radiator.
     
  3. nyuk98GT

    nyuk98GT Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Toplait,

    What features did the CSF rad have over the competition? Does it work for autos as well as stick cars?

    Thanks for compiling all the info on numerous Mustang radiators! I have this thread bookmarked for future reference, lol.

    Chris
     
  4. Toplait

    Toplait Member Established Member

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    I read the reviews on the Steeda website and decided to give it a try. The only negative review I found was on a you tube video of a guy that bought a used S197 with that radiator and swapped it out with a Mishimoto. It was leaking. Not sure how long it was in the car.

    That CSF radiator is a 2 core btw. It fits autos and sticks.

    Other then that the Champion or the Fluidyne was high on my list. All three seem to be made in America along with Ford Racing.

    I believe Ford Racing was my 2nd choice because the guy that did the review on Steeda said he replaced the Ford Racing radiator with the CSF because he was having cooling issues.
     
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    nyuk98GT Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Thank you, Sir! I appreciate the info.

    Chris
     
  6. Toplait

    Toplait Member Established Member

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    The CSF radiator is made in Indonesia....
     

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  7. clinton2003

    clinton2003 Active Member Established Member

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    I have a UPR radiator, was going to get a mishimoto for lifetime warranty, but decided UPR cause their site said lifetime warranty on all parts.... except their radiators.. :(

    BUT I have 0 cooling issues. my car with STOCK thermostat runs about 200 CHT and ECT. no issues. on a 100* day, TH400 mountain driving it hit like 205? but even that is well in the acceptable range.

    I do hate the fact that the coolant drain is plastic, had leaking issues with it until i replaced the oring it came with.
     
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  8. Toplait

    Toplait Member Established Member

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    Yea i put the oil heater on mine, "Boss 302 oil cooler." Yea it heated up the water in return.

    Okay so the install went okay. Radiator is bigger and I had a few issues.

    First the factory cold air intake duct that connects to my Ford Racing cold air intake had to be modified a tad. The new position puts it further over to the driver side and further in towards the motor. I took a die grinder to the driver side of the factory oval duct . I cut some slits and a chunk out of the factory air duct to fit the brake lines through it. It still shields on the driver side from the heat of the engine and the radiator. It was either that or reroute all the brake lines and the box that connects all the brake lines to or not use the small tube that helps bring in cool air from outside....I decided on making it work.

    Second the Cobra Jet intake would not hook up to the throttle body because the coolant expansion tank sits closer to the motor. The tank had to be taken off and then put intake tube back on. This allows the coolant tank to bolt back down. Snug fit.

    Other then that I had to fill the radiator with a funnel then put the upper radiator hose on. took about 2 gallons. I tried to keep as much coolant in the motor as I could by elevating the upper and lower hoses.

    I let the engine get to operating temperature, drove it to my parking spot and turned it off. Ill test drive it to work tomorrow.
     

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  9. Stangra

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    Can we hear hear how it's been working out?
     
  10. Toplait

    Toplait Member Established Member

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    Works great. Takes a little longer to get to operating temperature.
     
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    X R8TED Member Established Member

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    Anymore updates on anymore radiators?
     

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