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Old Oct 5, 2017, 04:51 AM   #1
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Is this the correct order for removing radiator

I need to remove my radiator to access my o2 housing easier. I've read a few posts but I had a look at my workshop manual and it says this is the method to do it or are there some unnecessary steps here? I want to avoid as much work/mess as possible

Radiator removal steps
1. Radiator drain plug
2. Radiator cap
3. Reserve tank hose
4. Reserve tank
5. Reserve tank cap
6. Reserve tank hose
7. Reserve tank bracket
8. Radiator upper hose
9. Radiator lower hose
10. Upper insulator
11. Air Pipe B mounting bolt
12. Radiator assembly
13. Lower insulator
14. Radiator fan controller connector
15. Radiator fan controller, radiator fan motor, fan and shroud assembly
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Old Oct 11, 2017, 10:14 PM   #2
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1. Drain the coolant. If you don't mind a little mess (I don't) just remove the radiator cap and pull the lower hose at the radiator. The radiator will be empty in about 5 seconds - time saver. Don't do it this way if the coolant is hot!
2. Pull the upper hose and pull the overflow hose off at the bottle.
3. Unplug the fan controller.
4. Remove the two radiator hold downs - one fastener each.
5. This is where it gets interesting. The fan controller hits the air pipe when you try to lift the radiator out. That is the why to air pipe B bolt removal. It allows you to move the pipe a little. You can do that or remove the fan controller, remove the fan or I have actually wrestled the radiator out without doing any of the above - whatever works for you.
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