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Old 03-13-2011, 06:24 PM
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Mishimoto Radiator/Fan Shroud/Temp Cap

Items:
Mishimoto 5th gen aluminum radiator

Mishimoto aluminum fan shroud w/ 2 12" black fans

Mishimoto 1.3 bar small temperature radiator cap

Ratings:
5/5
4.5/5 (Fitment issue)
4/5 (Price)

Prices:
$225 shipped
$150 shipped
$40 shipped

Review:
The mishi shroud, at least the one I got, didn't line up at the bottom right mounting area. The hole on the shroud was about 2mm off from the radiator. Other than that no problems attaching it. The fans come with bullet connectors attached. We cut them and put on spades to attach to the stock connectors.

After installation the cap went up to about 180 degrees and stayed steady. Seems to work as advertised. The fans are very very strong, I was surprised at how much air they push out. I'll update later this week once it gets broken in.

I give the cap a 4/5 because of the high price. That being said I even got mine cheaper at $40 instead of $48 ebay price.

****************NOTE**********************
If you have a Hytech/replica/larger than stock header this will NOT work with the OEM shroud at all. I have about 1/4" from the header sitting on the fan. You HAVE to buy the shroud.


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UPDATE 8/9/12:

It's been a year and a half. My needle has stay at that point the entire time and slightly lower in the winter. I have only had one problem and that just happened recently. The cap failed. Fluid got into the window and then leaked from the cap. I need to send it back to Mishi but I'm unsure why it failed. I'm assuming o-rings. Other than that no issues, installed the original cap and I'm fine now.

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Old 04-09-2011, 08:49 PM
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Here you can see it keeps the temp about 1/8 less than half. Not too shabby.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:48 PM
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Have been wanting this for a while, will get once my motor is done, especially since I'm going with the Tri-y rep's. Thanks for the review and good pics!!
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:41 AM
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I recently installed the radiator and fan shroud as well. Same fitment issue, not a big deal but a bit annoying. Otherwise looks like good quality, performs as it's advertised and looks good. A new reason to keep the engine bay clean!
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:02 PM
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Good review! Where did u get the shroud for that cheap?
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:41 PM
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I have the same set up on my Lude, .. different cap though, i was thinking about grabbing that one, what is the temp when your Lude has a good run on it?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:11 PM
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around 170ish. btw u pickin up my thermo?
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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That is a really cool cap!
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:46 PM
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nice setup a want for sure
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:16 PM
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I bought the mishimoto radiator, fans and shrouds. Same issue. The shrouds do not fit properly. I drilled a little bit so I can get all four. I checked the fans and they do blow very powerfully. It's been a month and the needle is slightly lower than half. But the fans have never been needed to kick in. As for the fans, I just cut the wires and hard wired them instead of using connectors. I love this radiator. And with lifetime warranty. I love it even more.
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