Patent Number: 6,167,946

Title: Heat exchanger mounted to vehicle

Abstract: A radiator includes a core portion, a header tank, a side plate attached to the core portion and a bracket through which the radiator is mounted to a vehicle. The bracket is separately formed from the header tank, and is connected to the side plate through a bolt. As a result, the radiator is readily mounted to a vehicle of a different model by only changing an attachment position of the bracket to the radiator, without modifying the header tank. Further, the bracket includes a coolant receiving portion disposed to face a drain outlet of the header tank with a predetermined gap therebetween. Therefore, coolant discharged from the header tank collides with the coolant receiving portion to reduce its dynamic pressure. As a result, coolant drained from the radiator is restricted from being scattered.

Inventors: Uchikawa; Akira (Nagoya, JP), Muto; Satomi (Nishikasugai, JP), Sakane; Takaaki (Nagoya, JP)

Assignee: Denso Corporation

International Classification: F28F 9/00 (20060101); F16F 001/34 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018