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Re: Radiator Coming Out

At 20:38 22.04.98 +0000, Al Powell wrote:

>My problems/questions:
>1)  Is there any way to separate the AC condenser mounted on the 
>radiator's front from that radiator, or must I remove both?
>#2 follows from #1 - 
>2)  If I can separate the two, can I also pull the radiator without 
>breaking the AC line connection?
>3)  Do I have to take that AC connection apart ANYway?????

Al, I have done this job on my 87 5KT without messing with the A/C system
and I don't believe there are any differences with the 200.
The A/C condenser is simply hooked to the radiator at the bottom and
secured with two screws at the top. Once you have removed all radiator
mounting bolts, you can pull the A/C condenser upwards, then pull it
towards yourself to separate it from the radiator. One of the condenser
lines is made of rubber and it passes through the plastic lower radiator
shroud, but you don't need to remove this shroud. The second line is metal,
but part of it has spiral shape to allow some flexibility. I can't remember
any other brackets that would prevent the radiator from being removed. It
is best to leave the radiator fan shroud and remove it with the radiator as
a unit. I'd suggest that you check the condition of fan motor and possibly
renew the brushes, lube the bearings etc. on this occasion, as it is
general PITA to remove the motor with the radiator in place.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)