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Best Answer Midas Mk1 , 09 September 2019 - 08:28 PM

I had a winner racing chinese one on mine before I went to side mount, would recommend. Hopefully fittiing the Midas end of the year.

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#1 bdean

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:55 PM

I purchased the all metal one from Mini Spares:

 

https://www.minispar...|Back to search

 

The quality was appalling. It was all rusted up and had damaged fins. I don't know if I just got a bad one or if they will all be the same. Anyway, sending that one back.

 

I guess my only choice now is an alloy Chinese one? Anyone got any recommended eBay ones?



#2 Norris73

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:41 PM

Haven’t ever purchased an mpi rad but have used Wood and Pickett to purchase a regular side mounted rad before, quality was good, still in car 7 years on and no leaks.

 

They have this for mpi - https://www.ebay.co....k8AAOSwKtVWv0qh

 

only other suggestion would be to take a punt on a used original rad from eBay, seems to be plenty on there.



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:49 PM


 

I purchased the all metal one from Mini Spares:
 
https://www.minispar...|Back to search
 
The quality was appalling. It was all rusted up and had damaged fins. I don't know if I just got a bad one or if they will all be the same. Anyway, sending that one back.
 
I guess my only choice now is an alloy Chinese one? Anyone got any recommended eBay ones?

how could it be rusted there is no steel in it.


Edited by nicklouse, 09 September 2019 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:33 PM

I have a nos one instock

#5 bdean

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

Haven’t ever purchased an mpi rad but have used Wood and Pickett to purchase a regular side mounted rad before, quality was good, still in car 7 years on and no leaks.
 
They have this for mpi - https://www.ebay.co....k8AAOSwKtVWv0qh
 
only other suggestion would be to take a punt on a used original rad from eBay, seems to be plenty on there.


Looks the same as the Mini Spares one. Possibly all made by XPart.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:08 PM

I purchased the all metal one from Mini Spares:
 
https://www.minispar...|Back to search
 
The quality was appalling. It was all rusted up and had damaged fins. I don't know if I just got a bad one or if they will all be the same. Anyway, sending that one back.
 
I guess my only choice now is an alloy Chinese one? Anyone got any recommended eBay ones?

how could it be rusted there is no steel in it.

Who knows! It seemed to be the inlets and brackets that were covered in rust deposits so maybe the black coating has metallic content? According to the box it was manufactured over a year ago. I guess I could of cleaned it up and resprayed it but should that be necessary on a new product?

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:45 PM

I purchased the all metal one from Mini Spares:

https://www.minispar...|Back to search

The quality was appalling. It was all rusted up and had damaged fins. I don't know if I just got a bad one or if they will all be the same. Anyway, sending that one back.

I guess my only choice now is an alloy Chinese one? Anyone got any recommended eBay ones?

how could it be rusted there is no steel in it.
Who knows! It seemed to be the inlets and brackets that were covered in rust deposits so maybe the black coating has metallic content? According to the box it was manufactured over a year ago. I guess I could of cleaned it up and resprayed it but should that be necessary on a new product?
The Minispares version is described as "all metal", that certainly to me means it's ... a metal radiator!

Has anyone ever approached a specialist rad manufacturer such as Radtec to get a quality radiator made?

Edited by Bobbins, 09 September 2019 - 07:50 PM.


#8 bdean

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:05 PM

I purchased the all metal one from Mini Spares:

https://www.minispar...|Back to search

The quality was appalling. It was all rusted up and had damaged fins. I don't know if I just got a bad one or if they will all be the same. Anyway, sending that one back.

I guess my only choice now is an alloy Chinese one? Anyone got any recommended eBay ones?

how could it be rusted there is no steel in it.
Who knows! It seemed to be the inlets and brackets that were covered in rust deposits so maybe the black coating has metallic content? According to the box it was manufactured over a year ago. I guess I could of cleaned it up and resprayed it but should that be necessary on a new product?
The Minispares version is described as "all metal", that certainly to me means it's ... a metal radiator!

Has anyone ever approached a specialist rad manufacturer such as Radtec to get a quality radiator made?

http://radtec.co.uk/...i-Twin-port.htm

£303 + VAT!

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:25 PM

I purchased the all metal one from Mini Spares:

https://www.minispar...|Back to search

The quality was appalling. It was all rusted up and had damaged fins. I don't know if I just got a bad one or if they will all be the same. Anyway, sending that one back.

I guess my only choice now is an alloy Chinese one? Anyone got any recommended eBay ones?

how could it be rusted there is no steel in it.
Who knows! It seemed to be the inlets and brackets that were covered in rust deposits so maybe the black coating has metallic content? According to the box it was manufactured over a year ago. I guess I could of cleaned it up and resprayed it but should that be necessary on a new product?
The Minispares version is described as "all metal", that certainly to me means it's ... a metal radiator!

Has anyone ever approached a specialist rad manufacturer such as Radtec to get a quality radiator made?

http://radtec.co.uk/...i-Twin-port.htm

£303 + VAT!

It won't rust though!

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:27 PM

I had exactly the same issue with the mini spares one. I bought a genuine one from mini sport.

 

https://www.minispor...pi-1997-01.html

 

 

Thanks

Stuart


Edited by Carvell, 09 September 2019 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:28 PM   Best Answer

I had a winner racing chinese one on mine before I went to side mount, would recommend. Hopefully fittiing the Midas end of the year.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:02 PM

i have been using stuart's vmaxscart one now for about 5 years, its a deeper core front mpi rad, see:-

 

https://www.vmaxscar...rger-kit-parts/

 

Large capacity mpi radiators £110 was £240!!!!!

 

i don't use the s/charger kit any more, but the rad has remained

 

paul



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:07 PM

i have been using stuart's vmaxscart one now for about 5 years, its a deeper core front mpi rad, see:-

https://www.vmaxscar...rger-kit-parts/
Large capacity mpi radiators £110 was £240!!!!!

i don't use the s/charger kit any more, but the rad has remained

paul


If its anything like the ones I've seen in some of his kits, it's the same size and depth as the Chinese ones.




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