[200q20v] Re: [ba] Help! Radiator installation
matt_20v at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 20 09:44:07 EDT 2001
I was able to remove and reuse the bottom mount
when I changed the rad. on my coupe.
--- Dave Haupt <quattrodave at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Yikes!!! I hate it when I do this. I tried to
> the Bentley, asked several people's advice, and I
> still didn't get it right.
> The radiator in my 1989 200 Quattro croaked - failed
> plastic resulted in a complete draining of the
> system while idling at a stoplight.
> On the advice of several listers, I ordered a Modine
> radiator, on the grounds that it would be all metal.
> It arrived, and is built just like the OEM radiator.
> Metal core, plastic endcaps. Oh well, at least it
> cheaper than the OEM one would have been.
> But, now I've got the OEM radiator out. It seems to
> have a rubber shock mount at the bottom. I soaked
> with liquid wrench (it's not rusty...) and still
> get it off. Is this thing an integral part of the
> radiator? If so, where do I get a new mount to
> to the new radiator? The new Modine clearly has a
> threaded hole for this mount to affix to - that's
> I thought it probably was intended to move from the
> old radiator to the new one. Oh, yes, plus the fact
> that in a dozen enquiries nobody mentioned this
> mount problem to me.
> If I have to get a new one, is this a dealer-only
> item, or is there a slim chance that a local
> shop might stock one?
> Thanks to the lists. They've saved my posterior
> than once.
> Santa Rosa
> 1989 200 Quattro Sedan, 144k miles and a laundry
> of "gotta get to it" repairs
> 1988 Trek 8500 aluminum, getting a lot of use now
> the Audi is my primary vehicle
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