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Offline WcKdUnAbel

Dual Fan Radiator leak
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:48:12 PM »
Any one had any problems with the Hinson dual fan setup.... this is my second one... The first one the fins started separating towards the bottom on the passenger side.... now the second one i have is starting to leak on the passenger side as well. can not locate exactly where though...... These things are not cheap.. I have the dampeners that Hinson sells as well installed....

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Re: Dual Fan Radiator leak
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 06:38:56 PM »
"Fool me once..."
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Re: Dual Fan Radiator leak
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 08:10:58 AM »
"Fool me once..."
haaaaaa i guess so

Offline marcelo_caz

Re: Dual Fan Radiator leak
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 11:22:25 AM »
Mine is leaking somewhere between the fins.

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Re: Dual Fan Radiator leak
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 06:52:25 PM »
Our radiators are made in the USA and carry a one year warranty. If you're under one year, let us know know so that we can assist you with a replacement. We also sell raidator replacements for those not looking to replace the entire kit.

Over the 12+ years that we've been selling them, the most common complaint has been the tubes separating from the end tanks. The common reason for this failure is when the radiator is stressed by frame rail movement. This system is designed to "float" between the frame rails, and we have seen many installations where customers do not allow enough radiator movement. In these cases, the radiator is serving dual purpose to cool the engine and act as a subframe connector.

We have many cars that are running the original radiator from over eight years ago. Let us know how we can be a resource to you. Good luck with the project.

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Re: Dual Fan Radiator leak
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 10:00:49 AM »
Our radiators are made in the USA and carry a one year warranty. If you're under one year, let us know know so that we can assist you with a replacement. We also sell raidator replacements for those not looking to replace the entire kit.

Over the 12+ years that we've been selling them, the most common complaint has been the tubes separating from the end tanks. The common reason for this failure is when the radiator is stressed by frame rail movement. This system is designed to "float" between the frame rails, and we have seen many installations where customers do not allow enough radiator movement. In these cases, the radiator is serving dual purpose to cool the engine and act as a subframe connector.

We have many cars that are running the original radiator from over eight years ago. Let us know how we can be a resource to you. Good luck with the project.

Brian @
HINSON Motorsports
205-909-9402

That is what has happened with the first one is the fins separated from the end tank.... Not sure about the current one.... but likely the case....... how does one "CORRECTLY" install the radiator...... These are advertised as a race radiator..... I have the top plate installed and the bushings that you guys recommend. they are not over tightened and allow for movement..... So how then does one properly install this to avoid buying another frickin $400  radiator core because this is ridiculous.............

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Re: Dual Fan Radiator leak
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 08:57:57 PM »
Mine popped on me at VIR a few years ago.  Unfortunately, I was beyond the one year mark.  I wasn't about to buy another one.  If memory serves, the leak was in the middle, near the top of the radiator.