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Mishimoto radiator OEM fans

Posted by jvieira, Jun 29, 2020

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  1. jvieira

    jvieira Probationary Member

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    Hi guys,

    I recently acquired a mishimoto radiator for my 99 GS (4g63 NA) (Europe), the thing is very well built, but unfortunately the OEM fans have 4 brackets / screws each, and the radiator only has 3, has anyone dealt with this issue before, and if so what did you do to solve it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Vegas Smith

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    ec17pse Freelancer

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    I use that rad and oem fans and i use 3 mountings only and have done for years and its perfectly fine
     

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  5. miguelmcv

    miguelmcv Supporting Member

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    Same here. Just use the rest mounting spots, I never had a problem when I used my OEM fans. Just use it as is.
     

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  6. MindBlowin03

    MindBlowin03 Proven Member

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    Does the factory fan and shroud fit pretty snug against the radiator?
     

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  7. Widgmaster

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    You could fabricate a bracket that would bolt to the shroud and then to the frame or if you know a aluminum welder have him weld on a tab for you.. I am curious to know what the exact measurements of your rad are.. The Mishimoto rad for a 01 to 05 Mitsubishi eclipse comes with all four tabs .. I`m wondering if 3g rad would fit.. Could you post those measurements and I will compare it to my rad before I install it.. This could be usefull info for future builds
     

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  8. jvieira

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    Thanks for that, i agree, i probably will end up having to fabricate something. I wil post more info and pictures this weekend.
     
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    Well it does, but no exactly rock solid. I was looking for a more robust solution.
     
  12. llxkevinxll

    llxkevinxll Proven Member

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    You can run stock fans on their shroud. The shroud may push the fans too close to the turbo/manifold as the factory fans are quite thick. Just another method of getting the stock fans mounted to an aftermarket radiator.
     

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  13. jvieira

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    Hi guys, sorry for the delay, as i havent been much on the garage lately, but as promised, attached are some images of the issue.
    IMG_20200712_191247_665.jpg IMG_20200712_190836_826.jpg IMG_20200712_190832_027.jpg IMG_20200712_190819_626.jpg IMG_20200712_190814_745.jpg

    Still working on a solution, but likely will build a Iron bracket for the missing support.
     
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    Im running aftermarket fans as space between turbo is really a problem. I would not worry missing 1 mount tho. That radiator is a beast and will cool way more than enough with any fan you put on it.
     

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