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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:37 pm 
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hey Guys and Gals. Last year I installed dual electric fans on the 81 Malibu. I found out the adjustable fan switch didn't adjust, they where ether on or off. So I bought new switch Hayden #3653). Now they come on and off when I want them to. Setting in the shop the fans cool the Bu all day, But driving up and down the road 50 to 60 MPH the gauge is telling me the fans are on. so I just order a new Champion radiator from (koolradiatorscoolingsystems). That should do the trick . Three years a go I bought a Champion radiator for the El Camino and love it .

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 Post subject: Re: cooling the Bu
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:59 pm 
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I use these in my Malibu and Cutlass never had any issues and they keep both at 180 in NY summer traffic

http://www.speedcooling.com/radiators/

Made in USA too

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 Post subject: Re: cooling the Bu
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:58 pm 
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If you overheat on the highway, three things come to mind:
1. No chin spoiler
2. No upper cover between the radiator and the grille
3. Shround on the electric fans may be restrictive.

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 Post subject: Re: cooling the Bu
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:11 am 
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DOUG213XRJ wrote:
hey Guys and Gals. Last year I installed dual electric fans on the 81 Malibu. I found out the adjustable fan switch didn't adjust, they where ether on or off. So I bought new switch Hayden #3653). Now they come on and off when I want them to. Setting in the shop the fans cool the Bu all day, But driving up and down the road 50 to 60 MPH the gauge is telling me the fans are on. so I just order a new Champion radiator from (koolradiatorscoolingsystems). That should do the trick . Three years a go I bought a Champion radiator for the El Camino and love it .

Doug


Do you know which one you wound up getting? I have been trying to find my way through their ebay page and they show so many descriptions, 2,3,4 tube etc. thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: cooling the Bu
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:13 am 
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TURNA wrote:
I use these in my Malibu and Cutlass never had any issues and they keep both at 180 in NY summer traffic

http://www.speedcooling.com/radiators/

Made in USA too


Hi John, I guess you used the Monte Carlo 78-87 large radiator??

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 Post subject: Re: cooling the Bu
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:15 pm 
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The El Camino has #EC162 two row 3/4" tubes . I just bought and installed #AE162 which has two row with 1" tubes. They also have a three row with 5/8 tubes #CC162. Before ordering double check upper radiator hose is the size you need. the only fitment problem I had was the over flow port on the radiator is smaller the stock radiator. Also the drain petcock is on the drivers side and is facing the engine compartment. (koolradiatorscoolingsystems)

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