Radiators, now BTDT

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Fri Jul 25 10:51:44 EDT 2003

At 05:56 PM 7/24/2003 -0700, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>And lastly, contrary to some of the conventional wisdom, I don't think it's
>such a big deal with replacing the mounts with new while your in there.  I
>reused the old and they looked far from haggard.  Talking with somebody else
>"in the bizz," he thought best reason for changing the mounts would be if
>your car had been in a collision resulting in stress on the mounts.
>Otherwise, fugetaboutit!


Good to have another data point.

BOTH my wagon's main radiators appear to be "sagging" towards the driver's side fender, with the resulting premature failure of the upper right (driver's fender rubber mount )  When I replaced the radiator on the Blue Wagon with the Nissen's, I did notice that the lower mount (on the driver's side) was deformed.  Unfortunately I did not order replacements so I tried to make up for some of the deformation by using some washers as spaces and not completely tightening the mount ( to make up for the difference in height.)

So, as in most things, YMMV...


Peter Schulz
1990 CQ (awaiting S2 3b engine transplant)
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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