I'm about to buy a new radiator for a '93 205 Gti.
The Valeo has the copper tanks but the overflow return sticks out the side. If I had this on my '89 there would be no room for the small pipe and the hose would have to do a 180 on itself.
The Magnetti Marelli has plastic tanks but the overflow inlet points towards the firewall which is my preference. Only thing is I'm not a fan of the plastic tanks. Last time I wiggled the joint too much getting the hose off and broke the solder. No big deal, rad out, down to the shop and $20 later it's fixed.
If the tank was plastic would that have been a bin job or are they as easy to fix? They seem like a throw away item or am I just being precious?
Any advice or experience with this?