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The engine is a 2.0 L 16V 9A digi 1 setup, stock bottom end with 1.8 16V head and CatCam 283/267 cams. i have my bunny set on mk1 8v radiator and fan but i don't know if i need to change it to bigger rad or what?
i don't want to overheat at summer time.
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Modified by mk1_golf_gti at 6:32 PM 4-10-2006
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (mk1_golf_gti)

Nah you should be good. I my 16v has the stock cabby rad and fan no overheating problems. Just maybe get a flush and if in doubt a new rad is prob. only $120-160 new
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (ANDROID184)

I'm running a stock '81 Rabbit radiator and fan on my 16v
I also have the low temp thermostat and fan switch
and I never have a problem unless I get stuck in some nasty traffic
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (mk1_golf_gti)

sorry ... this is a little side tracked. Noticed you mentioned you are going to run 283/267 CatCams. Is this a track car or daily driver? What are your expectations of this motor.
Sweet car btw http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (ANDROID184)

thank you android184
i was told that i have to run the set up with diesel dual fan and rad what do you think, should i or just a regular rad and fan should do it.
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (A2Carat)

Quote, originally posted by A2Carat »
sorry ... this is a little side tracked. Noticed you mentioned you are going to run 283/267 CatCams. Is this a track car or daily driver? What are your expectations of this motor.
Sweet car btw http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

it's just a daily car only for summer which in canada that is only 2 or 3 months.
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (mk1_golf_gti)

Nah, i'm pretty sure alot of people with a MK1 with 16v's in them are running stock steups, with lower temp swithces like 81rabbit 16v said. 16v's are really sensitive to coolant temp. But it all depends on what you got now.
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Modified by ANDROID184 at 11:18 PM 4-10-2006
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (84A1)

thank you i had it restord last year.
and here you go some pics and info.
when i started restoring it.


1" WIDER







AND MY CANADIAN BUBBA




Modified by mk1_golf_gti at 9:34 PM 4-10-2006
 

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Re: (jonny_breakz)

i just got some info that with mk1 rad (smaller) rad you can use mk3 diesel dual fan set up it's just a bolt on and play, with mk3 dual set up and lower temp swithces you are rocking cool
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Re: (mk1_golf_gti)

Im running my stock rad and fan setup with my 16v. The only problem I had was the alt hitting the upper rad hose. I ended up keeping the alt in the same location but tilted it down a little. All I needed to do was get a shorter belt. In the end it worked out pretty good.
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Re: (ANDROID184)

I'm not having the luck that you guys are. I'm using a Scirocco 16V radiator (for use with a/c) and so far the only fan that works is from a Mk2 Golf/Jetta. I've tried an Audi 80/90 fan, a VR6 Passat fan, and my stock Mk1/A1 fan isn't going to cut it. Are the dimensions on a 16V B3 Passat smaller than that of a B3/B4 Passat?

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (mk1_golf_gti)

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Modified by mk1_golf_gti at 6:32 PM 4-10-2006

Are those Rial rims? If so i had a set just like it and wish i had them back real bad
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (curbdawg)

i read a post somewhere about a guy with a 16v i think and he used stock rab rad, scirocco rad, and g60 rad and they all worked fine. which leads me to think why not stick with the stock one
 

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Re: what radiator and fan for 16v (mk1g60gti)

I used to have a stock A2 16v radiator
and that worked fine too
except it filled the entire grill
I wanted room to fit an external oil cooler
so I switched back to the stock rabbit radiator
I noticed no difference in temps
 
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