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Champion Radiator Aluminum 3 core swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1997tacomav6, Apr 12, 2018.

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HAS YOUR CHAMPION RADIATOR CORE FAILED?

  1. Radiator core failed 5k

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  2. Radiator core failed 10k

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  3. Radiator core failed 15k

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  4. Happy with radiator?

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  5. Radiator defect when new?

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  6. Radiator failed after 25k

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  1. Apr 12, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    1997tacomav6

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    WARNING,, THIS RADIATOR FAILED 30,000 MILES LATER

    So I finally found some time to do this swap today.
    This is how it went and what needs to be done with a 3.4, 5 speed tacoma 1997.

    The 3.4, 5 speed has a radiator core that is 20.75” tall.
    The Champion 3 core radiator for this swap is a little shorter in height at 18.90”.
    These measurements are the core height that does not include the tanks FYI.

    The swap is straight forward as in any radiator replacement.

    The Champion radiator is (2.5”) almost 3” thick and makes the stock core .75 thick radiator look pretty silly when it’s side by side.

    The 3 row Champion Radiator is huge compared to the junky plastic tank stock radiator single core.

    1) The two hiccups you will have is the stock lower radiator hose will not fit.
    2) The fan shroud will need to be cut where the lower radiator hose connects and the radiator peacock sticks out.
    3) The Champion Radiator cap is junk that comes with the radiator, ( they tend to leak and don’t seal well to the radiator) so spend 12.00
    and get a good quality replacement cap.

    Otherwise it’s all plug and play.

    The lower radiator hose you will need is a gates part number 22120.
    Make sure when you install the hose that the bend in the hose is twisted away from the shroud to give you extra clearance.
    This hose you will need to cut about 1.5” or so on either end.
    You will have to make a few cuts to get it correct for the final fit.

    The shroud I put over the new radiator and took a marker and marked the areas to cut out.

    Got my grinder and razor out and away I went.

    Make sure you give extra room for both the cuts for the new hose and peacock.

    The lower hose was a pain for me, so maybe connect the lower hose after you bolt the radiator it while you have extra room before the shroud is attached.
    The new gates hose will be very tight on both ends, make sure you wet down
    the hose for it to slide on easier.
    The OEM compression clamps will fit but you will have to fight to get them on.
    Or get a set of screw on adjustable clamps.

    I put in a new thermostat while I was there.

    REMEMBER THE THERMOSTAT JIGGLE VALVE IS POSITIONED AT 6 OCLOCK,

    NOT 12 OCLOCK

    So now I’m ready for some hot summer days.


    If you have a v6 automatic the bottom of the shroud will have to be cut differently
    as it is 2” taller.

    Radiator is 203.00 free shipping on ebay

    If you do this mod for the v6, the 3.4, 5speed shroud will
    fit the best with cut outs for petcock, trans lines (if you have an auto) and lower hose.

    The 3.4 auto shroud is 2” tall then the 3.4, 5 speed shroud.

    The 4 banger shroud will NOT work with the v6 motor as it’s centered differently.

    I’m thinking this radiator will work with both the 4 banger motors and the original shroud without any mods

    Fill antifreeze from the top radiator hose on the engine side by bending the hose up at a 45 degress first to make sure there is antifreeze on the block side as the stat is closed and will not fill up the block side fully and remember to open the
    heater valve and burb the system as the heater hose valve is higher than the radiator cap.

    Also use some silicone spray to help slid on the ends of the lower radiator hose
    as its 1/8” smaller than the ends it goes on

    IM ADDED THIS INFO FROM A YEAR LATER, 35,000 ADDED, AS MY RADIATOR IS LEAKING

    SOME OF THESE RADIATORS ARE HAVING LEAKING ISSUES INCLUDING MINE.
    IT MIGHT BE A QUALITY CONTROL ISSUE, OR A MOUNTING ISSUE.

    SO BE WARNED

    The Champion has NO rubber bushings designed into its radiator for flex.

    So I’m thinking if you put a rubber bushing in between the radiator and the front cowling, radiator support it might be the trick and there would be some play or flex available.
    You will have to drill out the radiator nut hole so the bushing tail section can
    fit in the radiator support and has some wiggle room.


    The bushings are made by Hillman at Lowe’s



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  2. Apr 12, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    Sic install and write up!
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2018 at 7:27 PM
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    Just ordered one, now to get a new thermostat.
     
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  4. Apr 12, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    Saving this in my bookmarks for when it's time for a new radiator. Thanks! Love the look of that aluminum tank!
     
  5. Apr 12, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    1997tacomav6

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    Oh yea, I think I ended up added an additional half gallon of antifreeze for the larger radiator
    FYI, get an extra gallon for this swap.
     
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  6. Apr 12, 2018 at 9:25 PM
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    I've done a mod or two
    If my rad wasn't only a year old I'd order one. Looks like it is the right size for my existing shroud too.
     
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  7. Apr 12, 2018 at 9:44 PM
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    John, that's some radiator!
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:55 AM
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    Great writeup and pics!
     
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  9. Apr 13, 2018 at 2:17 AM
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    Awesome, thanks for the write up. I have mine still in the box. I need to get this done. I want to order the HPS silicone hoses in black but they are always sold out.
     
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  10. Apr 13, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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    Thanks for write up with clear pictures of were to trim the shroud.

    Do you think the fan could be removed with the radiator installed? Looks a little tight and maybe the fan won't clear the studs?
     
  11. Apr 13, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    When installing this radiator you do NOT have to remove the fan or the fan hub.

    If you want to remove the fan hub or the fan clutch the fan shroud will have to be removed but I do not believe you will have to remove the radiator
     
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  12. Apr 13, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    I thinking about maintenance items like timing belts and water pumps were the fan comes off. Would the radiator need to be removed?
     
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  13. Apr 13, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    I don’t believe so, it’s not that tight.

    When installing this radiator you do not have to remove the fan or the fan hub.

    If you want to remove the fan hub or the fan clutch the fan shroud will have to be removed but I do not believe you will have to remove the radiator for these items to be replaced.
     
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  14. Apr 13, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    You can see with the shroud removed there is plenty of room still for those maintenance issues

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    That looks awesome. What are you seeing improvements in from the swap?
     
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    Yes, inquiring minds want to know. I assume you have a scan gauge to monitor the temperature with that supercharger in your truck. Before, and after temps?
     
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  17. Apr 14, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    So I’ve put on a few hundred miles only, but the temp is now from 188-190 and has not gone above that but once 191 when pushing the supercharger very hard.
    Before my temps would run up to 200 when pushing the supercharger hard. Now pushing the supercharger hard hit 191 once, so it’s all good news. The average temp now is at 188 degrees.
    The death to these 3.4 motors is heat because of the aluminum heads and can cause a gasket getting blown.
    Too much heat=blown heat gasket

    This is just plain good insurance and with less temps.
    Yes I have a scan guage II
     
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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 1.9” pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner Haltech stand alone ECU
    Did a close inspection today, everything looks perfect, but did see a little antifreeze leaking from the petcock, The petcock is made of metal with a brass fitting compared to the stock plastic petcock.
    So I did need to tighten up the threaded metal part that has silicone tape a bit tighter to stop the leak.
    So make sure this part is tight before the install.

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  19. Apr 14, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    QMEDJoe

    QMEDJoe Proverbs 3:5-6

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    2003 black DLX Tacoma,5VZ-FE,5 speed,4x4.
    Fox 2.0 Coilovers in the front and Fox 2.0’s in the rear, Total Chaos UCA’s, Al-lpro expo leafs, K&N cold air intake, TRD headers,Magnaflow catback exhaust,URD short throw shifter, switched out my 60/40 bench seat for some Tacoma Limited seats, Replaced the vinyl shift boot for a leather one, completely soundproofed the cab w/ Frost King. Replaced stock radio with a Pioneer AVH series head unit. Focal component system w/a 10" sub powered by 2 Alpine amps. Weathertech floor mats. Line-X'd the bed. SCS Ray 10’s, Installed an A.R.E. MX series camper shell. All-Pro Apex front bumper w/ All-Pro skid plates all the way back to the Trans. Low Range fuel skid plate.
    My temp at its highest fluctuates. It use to be 203, now it reads 212-214. I’ve got to bang this out while I have the time...
     
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  20. Apr 14, 2018 at 11:57 PM
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    Kiloyard

    Kiloyard Road Warrior

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    Toytec Boss/Eibach Coils & Deaver J59's
    Wow that is a decent improvement in cooling performance! We have very hot summers here (regularly 110-115 ambient) and the truck doesn't seem to mind the heat but I'm not sure what temps I'm getting in my engine. Still might have to consider this upgrade for the next time the plastic tank cracks.
     
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