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    how hard ?

    hey just wondering how hard it is to change the radiator on a mk4 1.6 ,its done appears to be teared down one side:S il post some pics when i get it off.

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    really easy. remove your bumper, remove your crash bar, drain your coolant, undo the hoses, and unbolt
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    as said ^^^^^ its a easy job m8.. just take your time and you will be fine.. a few hours tops for an non mechanical minded person
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    I can't remember the exact process so hopefully someone will correct me...

    1: Disconnect negative battery terminal (for the cooling fan removal, if required)
    2: Drain coolant
    3: Remove lower hoses and clamps
    4: Remove upper hoses and clamps (removing cooling fan if required (bolted on)
    5: Disconnect electrics to the cooling fan (you'll see it when you look at it)
    6: Remove bolts from the top of the bay that hold the radiator in place
    7: Remove and lift upwards.


    Refitting is basically:
    - Fit the cooling fans onto the replacement radiator, if required.
    - Clean any leaves or crap that are in radiator area in the bay before your refit the radiator.
    - Lower it back in, reconnecting hoses 'n' clamps then the mounting bolts.
    - Refill the coolant

    Run the car to let it warm up, you will lose some coolant into the reservoir, however check the radiator for leaks. Once happy, let the car sit and go cold, top up the coolant as appropriate.

    Jobs a good 'un.

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    cheeers well theres no coolant left in it haha

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