Radiator replacement

Cordeiro, Alan Alan.Cordeiro at mts.com
Wed Jun 12 09:47:12 EDT 2002

Hi all,

I sprung a cooling leak Monday evening, it was impossible to tell exactly
where the
coolant dribble was coming from except that from below it seemed to be
coming off the AC compressor.

After removing the hydraulic pump ( desperately needed a rebuild anyhow,
original at 170k), the extra
visibility seems to point to the leak being in the main radiator.

I R&Red the hydraulic pump yesterday evening as I mused about replacing the
radiator with a brand
new radiator which I had bought 4 years ago to put in to my 86' 5kq, (
regularly ran too hot) but never did.

Here are my choices:

1) Buy a new radiator completely 200q20v compatible, and put it in.

2) use the 5kq radiator, and give up the auxiliary radiator (since the top
does not have the extra nipples
   needed to add the aux radiator circuit.  Less cooling.... do I really
need it??

On a side note, I rebuilt the ZF pump, but on the two mating faces on the
mid section joint, there is one
spot that has no O-ring.  There are 6 o-rings around in a circle and one
opening with a ball bearing
in it that goes nowhere.... Its been six years since I rebuilt one of
these.... right now I just bolted it
back together....



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