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The radiator mounting points seem identical.

This fan mount kit is nice
Cooling Fan Fitting kit

Cooling Fan Fitting kit (Elise, Exige, 340R, Europa, VX220) [FANFK] - €24.35 : Elise Shop, Performance parts for your Lotus Elise
Did you ever purchase this kit and see if it works for a pull-mounted fan?
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So I want to do a radiator upgrade with my oil line service - I looked through this thread and I'm unsure as to what the best route to go is.

1. The sector111 ProRad is $550 but the Elise-shop Aluminium Triple Pass RACE Radiator is $360.08

2. Assuming I do buy the elise-shop radiator, is the fan fitting kit necessary?

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I finally got around to changing my stock radiator (to BOE Pro Alloy single pass), stock pusher fans (to Sector 111 pullers), pulled out A/C condenser, and changing thermostat (to Duralast 15078).

This was the first time I removed the front clam. Over all this was a pretty easy job. I'm rather enjoying wrenching on this car.

I had an issue with a bad fan module (since I bought the car) and Auto Europe took care of that today (for free). Fans were not being turned on due to temp. All good now and VERY happy with the service from Auto Europe.

I used Toyota pink coolant. Filling the car could not have been easier. I've read stories of hours spent bleeding. So, I bought an AirLift 55000 kit and it literally took a few minutes to complete the fill (with no messing around with the bleeders).

I had to do a little shaving on the radiator outlet grills so they would fit over the puller fans.

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I finally got around to changing my stock radiator (to BOE Pro Alloy single pass), stock pusher fans (to Sector 111 pullers), pulled out A/C condenser, and changing thermostat (to Duralast 15078).

This was the first time I removed the front clam. Over all this was a pretty easy job. I'm rather enjoying wrenching on this car.

I had an issue with a bad fan module (since I bought the car) and Auto Europe took care of that today (for free). Fans were not being turned on due to temp. All good now and VERY happy with the service from Auto Europe.

I used Toyota pink coolant. Filling the car could not have been easier. I've read stories of hours spent bleeding. So, I bought an AirLift 55000 kit and it literally took a few minutes to complete the fill (with no messing around with the bleeders).

I had to do a little shaving on the radiator outlet grills so they would fit over the puller fans.
All good info. Thanks for posting. The Airlift looks BA.
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If you are lazy but patient like me you can use this method to bleed your radiator after install. I took a Small tube and siphoned coolant into the lines through the bleeder holes. It took a long time but it is hands off. I worked on something else while I waited

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Also I would like to sudgest we take up a small collection in order to fly somebody to the UK, Locate the inept designer of the radiator and condenser mounting set up, and punch him in the nose.

Its not like the setup is THAT hard to deal with, but it is a PITA and there is no real reason for the way it is fitted together. It could have been designed to be alot more servicable with minimal effort and compromise.

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Since I have the clam off to replace my radiator I'm considering purchasing the Sector111 top mount fan kit to replace the pushers on the bottom. I live in Houston and in the summer the engine temps get very high with the ac on. I don't think I have a coolant leak, but I haven't checked that hard for one. I autox now and then and would like to track a few times a year, nothing crazy. Sector111 doesn't recommend the top mount fan kit for cars with A/C. Is it worth it in my case to purchase this?

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My exige has fine temps in Houston with an aftermarket rad and stock fans. They key is to get a good bleed with an airlift tool

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Is there a specific air lift tool for the elise?

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There is a cheap version and an expensive version. The cheaper one works great.

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Also, IIRC I think you live near me shirp (front side of the woodlands)?

If you pinky swear to bring it back you can borrow my air lift tool. They are nice tools to have but you really only need to use it once every few years.

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Doh - I actually just bought it on Amazon this morning. When I finished school I lived with my parents in the Woodlands. I bought a house out in Cypress. Everything is close though . Doesn't meant I can't take advantage of your other elise tools :P

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