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Wk Statesman radiator

Wk2003

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Hi I'm new here. I have a Wk Statesman and a VT Commodore.
I am sorry but I need to know if a 3 core radiator will fit my 2003 WK Statesman build date is April 2003. It seems to me that they changed from a 2 core to a 3 core in May 2003. So can I put a 3 core in my WK ?
I have a very curly question about my VT
I will tkle that one later as its a long detailed problem.
I will add that I am an old school mechanic qualified in 1978.
Cheers guys for any help.
Pete.
 

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I dare say the outer dimensions are the same, don't see why it wouldn't work.
 

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I dare say the outer dimensions are the same, don't see why it wouldn't work.
Gday. It seems the 3 core is wider. The 2 core is just 32mm thick. Thanks for your reply though.
I have ordered the standard radiator.
Just my luck to have the last of that run and they changed them the next month. You learn something every day.
 

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Thicknesses are common to vary in a lot of cars (i.e. between bigger and smaller engines) but they will still bolt in the same (otherwise a lot of aftermarket radiators wouldn't work either), it's when something like the mounting points change that it gets tricky. I'm sure it'll be fine anyway.
 

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Thanks RJK for your reply.
Yes that's true but I didn't want to gamble with one I wasn't sure would fit.
Spent 2 hours measuing and looking at different ones on the net. There does seem to be a great deal of variations in sizes out there.
Cheers
 
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