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1990 Legacy needs new radiator
Posted 16 June 2004 - 01:13 PM
I was also wondering how difficult it is to change a radiator on my own. I haven't done a whole lot of work on my own cars in the past, but I know how to change the oil and spark plugs and other simple things. If it's an extremely difficult procedure, I'd probably rather just take it to a mechanic.
This is my first post to this message board, and thanks for any help/advice that I could get.
Posted 16 June 2004 - 01:28 PM
Im not sure on the price that seems good but make sure its not a Loyale one mis tagged.
radiators.com is usually pretty good too.
Posted 16 June 2004 - 02:17 PM
Posted 16 June 2004 - 04:12 PM
Radiators in that price range are goin to be copper/brass radiators. You currently have an aluminum w/plastic endtanks.
I did some research on the copper/brass radiators.....and it's just something I didn't really care to have the dissimlar metals
here's a thread with a lot of info in it
http://www.ultimates...or copper brass
Posted 16 June 2004 - 05:35 PM
Posted 16 June 2004 - 05:39 PM
Posted 16 June 2004 - 10:49 PM
You have to drain the antifreeze, remove the top coolant hose, if auto trans pull the two auto tran fluid lines and then the bottom coolant line, disconnect the cooling fan(s) plugs and two bolts that hold it in and pull up and out. I thought it came out real easy. Have a nice long screwdriver to get the the drivers side hose clamps.
Posted 17 June 2004 - 01:46 PM
Posted 17 June 2004 - 07:50 PM
As far as refilling it goes, I just filled it slowly and squeezed the hoses to get a little extra air out of the system. Then I took my car for a spin, let it cool down and checked the coolant again.
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:02 AM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 11:29 PM
Other than that it was a smooth install.
Glad it worked out for you, zx456!
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