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Now that the prototype was complete and all dimensions checked out with our drawings, it was time to drop this into a truck to ensure that fitment was spot on with all engine bay components. To give you an idea of the scale, take a look at this unit next to one of our Subaru WRX aluminum radiators.
Now we can shoehorn this monster into the engine compartment to check fitment of the brackets, mounting points, and engine bay components. Below you can see the radiator mostly installed. We needed to remove numerous components before we could access the factory radiator.
The secondary radiator installation is shown in the next image.
Finally, the front end is back together!
The install went great! All components bolted into place properly, and fitment was identical to the factory radiator. Once installed, most of the radiator is not visible in the engine bay; it is covered with other heat exchangers, shrouds, hoses, and covers. That’s too bad, because this aluminum radiator not only fits perfectly, but it also looks fantastic!
Now that we knew the radiator fit perfectly and looked the part, we would need to test it to ensure that it provides the performance and efficiency gains we wanted.
Check back next time for the testing of our Powerstroke 6.7L radiator and the conclusion of this project!
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