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4000 Quattro Radiator...
Ok, a tip for folks:
When pulling a radiator, do NOT try to *wiggle* the evaporation hose from
the top of a plastic radiator, especially if your hose is 13 years old and
hard as a rock, because you'll break off the little plastic vent and lodge
it inside the hose.
The above happened to me while I was at Huw's last night, and pissed would
not have been the word for it. We figured that the radiator had been
replaced sometime in the past, because it was so new looking AND it
differed from the OEM.
Does anyone know of a good place (besides 2bennet's $800 model) that has a
radiator that would give equiv or better, cooling?
Huw suggested getting a "modine" from any hardware store, but the pickings
are few around here and I wouldn't mind some options, due to stock
limitations, et cetera.
We were in the middle of removing the radiator, flushing the system,
replacing the thermostat and doing the heater core. I'll be doing a piddly
write-up on it sometime soon, but remember this, above all else:
To do the core, get yourself a dwarf wearing latex gloves. Huw and I both
have relatively large hands, and to reach in to pull those heater core
hoses off of the back of the block was murder. We needed hands half the
size to get this done, which took us many many hard hours in 95 degree
heat, with bugs eating us alive.