Originally Posted by garykk
Canít help you with the radiator but what did you use to clean the radiator with that caused that much corrosion?
The radiator, and CAC were both quite blocked with road dirt , probably never been cleaned from new . We decided in view of corrosion elsewhere on the core , and the fun getting it all out , that a re-core would be best route .
In UK in winter when drops below freezing they spread a mix of grit and rocksalt on the roads to stop ice forming , this has quite a deleterious effect on metal of vehicles that isn't wax coated etc . The vehicle had been to beach areas in Spain , Portugal and even Morocco before I bought it so there was quite a lot blown up thru radiators.