Radiator replacement

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Radiator replacement

Post by afsigma21 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm

So, on a scale of 1-10 how hard is this job?

I have no trouble replacing brakes and rotors and drums, oil changes etc. have replaced thermostat etc.

Can I do this job?

I have plenty of tools
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Re: Radiator replacement

Post by afsigma21 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:06 pm

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Re: Radiator replacement

Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:02 am

It is that easy!
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Re: Radiator replacement

Post by 1Gary » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:33 am

The only word of caution is to be sure the o-rings for the oil cooler lines don't drop off and you put it back together without them.Yeah-don't ask how I know that. #-o :yawinkle: :muhaha:
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Re: Radiator replacement

Post by afsigma21 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:24 pm

The good news is I had the oil cooler removed a couple years ago.

I am going to order the following:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C8 ... D6BLNEXBCV

Found a couple reviews on it, the price is right.
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