Body and Badge SALE for Classic MINI
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 Posted: Aug 11, 2019 08:01PM
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Less blades push more air but make more noise...

 Posted: Aug 11, 2019 07:09PM
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Originally Posted by trevor94
I just replaced the radiator with an alumium with 13blade fan & 180 degree thermostat. Still reading hot. Although the heat llight i use to check the block registered 218, radiator read 127. Any ideas?
13 blade fan - is this a metal one? A lot are using the 11 blade plastic fan (note it does mount only one way).  I'm here in Utah around 10 miles North of the Arizona line and will say I have seen a lot of the 6-bladed tropical fans on Minis out here. 

How long did you run the engine before you took your temperature readings (i.e. did the thermostat fully open ?)

Which aluminium radiator are you using?

 Posted: Aug 4, 2019 02:47PM
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I'd check your thermostat.  Take it out and test in a pot of water on the stove

 

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 Posted: Aug 3, 2019 03:11PM
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What engine are you running? A 160 degree thermostat may help, more water than antifreeze is better like 40% antifreeze. Will it come down to 180 at a 45 mph cruse speed and spike up when sitting?

 Posted: Aug 3, 2019 03:01PM
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trevor.. make sure you do NOT have air pocket in your heater core.. this is common problem with old minis.. that have been sitting for some time.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 3, 2019 11:23AM
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I just replaced the radiator with an alumium with 13blade fan & 180 degree thermostat. Still reading hot. Although the heat llight i use to check the block registered 218, radiator read 127. Any ideas?