[ba] Help! Radiator installation
sf5ktq at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 20 13:03:58 EDT 2001
whoa. im just about to do mine with a modine - i did find an all metal from
a place in san leandro - 800 229 0800.
as for the mounts, i got new ones from the dealer - i havent looked at them
yet bc i havent opened it up yet - but the parts connectioon also lists
three - 2 are the same, uppers i think, and 1 lower mount. supposedly this
is it,but like i said, i havent seen for sure, or what the compatibility
deal is with a modine. ugh.
im betting the mount is jsut rusted on. its a rubber bushing with a
bolt/cap bonded to it. the threaded end is probly fused into the radiator
and it would be impossible to get out w/out killing it (tearing the bushing
in half with vise grips). just get new mounts, hopefully thatll do it.
thepartsconnection.com can prolly rush em to you- maybe a rad shop will have
something thatll work. hardware stores DONT - i already tried.
everyone must have assumed you already ordered/had new mounts....
>From: Dave Haupt <quattrodave at yahoo.com>
>To: quattro at audifans.com, 200q20v at audifans.com, ba-group at audifans.com
>Subject: [ba] Help! Radiator installation
>Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 18:52:00 -0700 (PDT)
>Yikes!!! I hate it when I do this. I tried to follow
>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 cooling
>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 was
>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 it
>with liquid wrench (it's not rusty...) and still can't
>get it off. Is this thing an integral part of the OEM
>radiator? If so, where do I get a new mount to attach
>to the new radiator? The new Modine clearly has a
>threaded hole for this mount to affix to - that's why
>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 little
>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 radiator
>shop might stock one?
>Thanks to the lists. They've saved my posterior more
>1989 200 Quattro Sedan, 144k miles and a laundry list
>of "gotta get to it" repairs
>1988 Trek 8500 aluminum, getting a lot of use now that
>the Audi is my primary vehicle
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