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    Hi All,

    My original, never previously repaired, DS23 crossflow radiator is leaking in all four corners. While it's possible to have it re-cored I'd lake to explore the possibility of purchasing a good condition second hand one prior to shelling out motsa cash for a re-core.

    PM me please if you can help. I'm located in Frankston VIC.

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    Recoring is about $450. I've had two done.

    Good used is like a Tatts 2nd division win. Most will be knackered and no guarantee of usefulness.
    Professional radiator repairers can have a new heavy duty core in a few days and do the job in a day.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks Richo, I'll probably go down the re-core road. Better to be sure, but I thought I'd throw the request out there. You never know what might become of a fishing trip.
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    Gee's recores are cheap down tassie way These seem staggeringly cheap ... possibly crap too ... who knows Certainly it could be worth sending them an email to see if they'll make up the crossflow radiator.

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    If there is one thing I've learned from others experiences, it is to stay away from the unknown.
    An all alloy radiator in a D is fraught with disaster, for many reasons.

    I can buy a recore from Darrin Brownhill of Citroen Classics in the UK and have it sent out here for about $600, give or take. That's only a 4 day delivery. If you can find better service, good luck. The tanks and side irons would probably require returning as Darrins radiators are on an exchange basis usually, unless he has a cheap core return charge.

    One of Darrins radiators is in my Safari, has been for a couple of years.
    The Tassie reconditioned one is in FrankenD

    Dave, there is nothing wrong with a fishing trip, however in my entire life I'm yet to catch a fish. There are others who will also testify to this. Shame, I like eating fish. Good fortune on your fishing trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Rogers View Post
    Hi All,

    My original, never previously repaired, DS23 crossflow radiator is leaking in all four corners. While it's possible to have it re-cored I'd lake to explore the possibility of purchasing a good condition second hand one prior to shelling out motsa cash for a re-core.

    PM me please if you can help. I'm located in Frankston VIC.

    Cheers,
    Dave
    Dave,

    You could give Paul Thompson at Thompson Radiators in Moorabbin a call. Thomsons are old time radiator repairers, modifiers and makers. They have a full radiator shop and specialise in copper and brass radiators as well as the modern plastic stuff.

    I've known Paul since he was the son-in-the-business. He is a gruff [email protected] , knows his stuff and does first class work at very good price.

    I've seen Paul cut down cores and modify header plates to make special radiators.

    https://plus.google.com/114067179362...ut?gl=au&hl=en

    cheers

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    Default Wanted to Buy - Citroen DS23 Crossflow Radiator

    Many thanks to all. I've had a repair done locally (twice in fact, first time they were unsuccessful as it still leaked in exactly the same place), just got it back in and proved its leakproof status today. But it is still a ropey old radiator and is on its last legs, so I'm still on the hunt for another ropey old one that I can send to Thompson's for a professional re-core when the funds allow. At least I'm out of trouble for the short term.
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