[s-cars] Qwestion on S-Radiator Replacement
petergolledge at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 18:40:17 PDT 2009
You can change out the clutch with the Rad in place after removing the fan.
I recall using "strap wrench" on the pulley to hold it still while someone
else was using a 32MM open end on the clutch. I believe it is a left hand
thread, wish I could check on my old clutch but it is 100 miles away right
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[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Douglas Fifield
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 4:15 PM
To: Tim Leonard
Cc: //Scar //Scar list
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Qwestion on S-Radiator Replacement
OK, got the bushings off with the help of Anderson Bros and an air
wrench. New fan blade in place, new radiator in place, all the little
bits and pieces in place, new coolant added, and engine started.
New fan blade is moving around so much that it is hitting something on
the engine side. Not consistently, but often enough. Shit.
Now, I either have to take the fan and clutch assy off, or I have to
open the radiator up again, swing it out and unbolt the blade from the
clutch. Any advice?
For those of you who have taken the clutch off, what is the bolt size
that attaches it to the water pump? It's larger than my largest
wrench which is 27 mm.
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Tim Leonard <nard1 at cablespeed.com> wrote:
> Contact Tim LeClair @ 810.908.9908 and order some new mounts. They're
> and problem solved although not today. I've been through what you're up to
> and it's a loser.
> Tim Leonard
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Douglas Fifield"
> <douglas.fifield at gmail.com>
> To: "//Scar //Scar list" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:23 PM
> Subject: [s-cars] Qwestion on S-Radiator Replacement
>> So, I've got the old radiator out of the S6 and have the new one ready
>> to install except I can't get the old mounting bushings out of the old
>> radiator. The bottom nuts came right off, but the upper nuts (that
>> mount the bushing to the radiator) are stuck tight. The entire
>> bushing rotates when the nut turns.
>> I have tried two nuts together on the other end of the stud, but the
>> direction of turn simply loosens them and the stud turns. I tried a
>> BFN vice grips on the bushing itself, which resulted in mutilation of
>> the rubber disks as the stubborn nut spins the whole thing.
>> Anyone BTDT? Have a trick to share?
>> Douglas in MN
>> 95.5 Audi S//6 Avant
>> 73 BMW R60/5 mit Toaster Tank
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73 BMW R60/5 mit Toaster Tank
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