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radiator removal
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m49 1.9d can you remove the rad with out using ramps im in my 70s and lying under cars is something i try to avoid so if i can carryout the job from above ill be happy
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Yes easily .................................. I've done one.
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thank you
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(14-09-2019, 05:34 PM)Jimmy Gibson Wrote:  m49 1.9d can you remove the rad with out using ramps im in my 70s and lying under cars is something i try to avoid so if i can carryout the job from above ill be happy

Hi Jimmy . Removing a rad on a Mk 1 isn't so easy , you will need to remove the Offside wheel to get at the bottom hose which you will NOT get at otherwise . The bottom hose is the fly in the ointment and has a stupid clip [ not a simple worm drive clip ] but a clip which sits into a slot and holds the bottom hose in position . It has a rubber seal which squeezes between the hose end which is plastic [ the rubber hose is vulcanised onto a plastic end tube which then fits inside the radiator . ] and the radiator , these tend to seize in so be prepared to fit a bottom hose as well , these hoses are complex and expensive but well worth getting one before you try to remove the rad . Once you've got the idea of how the bottom hose is fitted the rest is easy . Don't forget your anti -freeze but I would suggest you test for leaks with plain water before you put in £20 worth of fluid . Hope that helps , but be prepared it can be awkward . !!    Graham.
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thanks for that information have done a dry run removed every thing bar that hose my local garage who got the rad for is open tomorrow so ill carryout the beside them and if i get stuck im shure they will help me
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