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Thread: Cabrio V8 cooling

  1. #11 Re: Cabrio V8 cooling 
    club member Club Member listerjp2's Avatar
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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is Combing?


    Quote Originally Posted by kahawi View Post
    If the fins have been flattened, it will limit the flow, for sure. One of the ‘tasks’ when servicing customers air-con was to ‘comb’ the fins to improve air-flow through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is Combing?
    You use something like this to re-align the fins
    https://www.toolstoday.co.uk/sealey-...yABEgKmzPD_BwE

    However car radiators tend to use a pack core with wiggly W shaped fins so I don’t think this tool would be any use for that. I have always very carefully used a small thin blade screwdriver to tease the fins straight. I carefully use a vacuum cleaner crevice tool to remove dead flies and a hose to wash dirt out from back to front. High pressure to be avoided or you will damage the fins and have to return to go!
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    Ahhh, light bulb moment.

    Every day is a school day.

    Thanks for this.

    Adrian
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    Being a clever bugger, I borrowed my Brother-in-Laws pressure washer and blasted years of muck out of my Citroën ally radiator, it looked pristine and immediately leaked like a sieve, totally ruined it, where those 'years of muck' were hiding massive salt-induced corrosion!
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