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5th gen Radiator

Discussion in '3sge' started by Ant1, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    Would it be worth swapping a radiator off a 1990-1991 3S-GE, for my 1986 3S-GE one? Would there be much difference between the two?
  2. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Hard to say b/c we never got the 2nd gen 3SGE in North America. Is the radiator thicker?
  3. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    LOL, thats what i am trying to find out.
  4. 86GTMonkey

    86GTMonkey Well-Known Member

    I thought 88-89 Celica's had the 2nd gen. 3SGE? It was only the 3rd gen. we didn't get.
  5. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    What engine is the 5th gen running? I would assume, that they are about the same, as far as the radiator... If there is any difference, it is going to be minuet...
  6. mephtar

    mephtar Well-Known Member

    first gen went into the 86-89's, every other 3sge was jdm models from that point foward.
  7. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    ^Yeah, that sucked for us; the 1st gen 3SGE is a marvelous little engine. It would've been great to see the improved gens :cry:
  8. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    Okay, yous Americans are really confusing? :? lol Any Aussies around here who can answer my question? :lol:
  9. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    just order an aluminum ST165 radiator and be done with it...
  10. CrazyAchmed

    CrazyAchmed Well-Known Member Donated!

    If your pulling it from a wreckers, take a tape measure with you and measure out everything. See if it will just drop in, or if you have to modify the lines/brackets for it.

    It doesn't take much to figure out. As far as an upgrade goes, its just a stock radiator. Not much of an upgrade there. If thats what you are looking for you 'd probably have to modify up a ST205 or a ST185 radiator to fit.
  11. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    Yeah, just get an original radiator, and be done with it, it's more simple...
  12. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    That would cost a small fourtune! :shock:
  13. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    I dont really want to drive hours away to the wreckers just to check the measurments, and than find out theres no use using it.
  14. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Not really, about USD$300 shipping included. What is that, maybe AUS$360?
    We're getting some custom made ST165 radiators as we speak:

    http://alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php ... highlight=

    Just plug the turbo coolant line and it's good to go.
  15. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    And shipping to Australia?
  16. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Think about it: they're shipped from China, so you're closer than we are here in North America. They have quoted me USD$325 to Canada, so it couldn't be more than that. :)
  17. XR Pilot

    XR Pilot Well-Known Member

    I'm going to measure up an old ST162 radiator soon and confirm if the ST184 radiator fits, as I may be buying one for my white lightning. 'Tis on my to-do list.

    Also, just to clarify - We only got the later 3SGE's in MR2's over here, 5th and 6th gen's got 5SFE. There are a few gen 2 and 3 3SGE's over here from Celica origin though from 1/2 cuts and the like.
  18. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, okay. So it would be about $400 for me (AUD).
  19. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Today's exchange currency rate shows US$325 = roughly AUD$370
    So that's not too bad...

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