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s83p Radiator

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by ktownminihijet, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. ktownminihijet

    ktownminihijet New Member

    Anyone know of a North American radiator that is a relativley easy swap over for a rad? I was thinking possibly a chevy sprint or pontiac firefly sorta thing...

    Not really into waiting months to get a new rad outa asia!

    Help! haha

  2. rst277

    rst277 Member

    Why don't you just get your rad fixed?? Find a reputable rad shop and they can rebuild it for you.
  3. ktownminihijet

    ktownminihijet New Member

    ya eh

    It's at a rad shop right now, they are unsure if its worth the money to repair in its current state. Might be better off fabbing something similar to fit or ordering a replacement from asia.
  4. ktownminihijet

    ktownminihijet New Member

    pooched as some would say...

    So turns out my rad is not worth fixing, too much rust and plugged solid! They quoted me 450 CDN to make a new one for me....

    Anyone know of any cross over rads that would fit nice from one of the other trucks?

    Also would coolant capacity make a big difference? Not sure what the capacity is of the s83p rad compared to a geo metro or suzuki swift ect
  5. starpuss

    starpuss Member

    $450.00 is a good deal if they make it out of aluminum.
  6. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    I still have my S210P radiator. It fits under the seat. Not sure if its the same as the s83 rad.
  7. ktownminihijet

    ktownminihijet New Member


    Chevrolet Sprint radiator has virtually same dimensions, same in/out hose diameters and a very simple fab to mount fan to unit and unit to truck!

    Ill try and post pics as I go, but 450 for rebuild or 130.00 CDN taxes in on aluminum sprint rad? I think so!

  8. Hap Wilson

    Hap Wilson Member

    Any updates as to whether that sprint rad worked?

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