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#1 Posted : Monday, 22 April 2024 3:21:37 PM(UTC)
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hi, im going to remove the radiator from my vc hdt, it has air cond. does the condensor have to be removed as well?
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#2 Posted : Monday, 22 April 2024 3:48:56 PM(UTC)
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hi, im going to remove the radiator from my vc hdt, it has air cond. does the condensor have to be removed as well?


No, the job is fairly straight forward. Unbolt & lay the shroud back.

Undo the transmission lines & radiator hoses. Remove the side mount clips & lift the radiaor out (vertically).

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#3 Posted : Monday, 22 April 2024 10:13:07 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, is there a knack to getting the side clips out?
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Thanks, is there a knack to getting the side clips out?


Just use broad-nosed pliers.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, 23 April 2024 7:30:40 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, is there a knack to getting the side clips out?


yeah.... long screwdriver and push down hard on one of the recesses of the clip (which is on top of a rubber mounting block)
then while pushing down, lean screwdriver over (towards the side of the car) and release the tang on the clip out of the body panel

pics might assist



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Does the plastic panel in front in front of the radiator have to be removed?
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The leak seems to be coming from the drivers side tank, so only when the thermo opens
It’s in one of the indents on the side of the tank
The radiator is original copper, I didn’t think a copper one would corrode?
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Originally Posted by: holden05 Go to Quoted Post
The leak seems to be coming from the drivers side tank, so only when the thermo opens
It’s in one of the indents on the side of the tank
The radiator is original copper, I didn’t think a copper one would corrode?


the solder that holds the side tank to the core crumbles (thru age and repeated heating)

any decent radiator shop can quickly fix this...



ps... you do not need an alloy rad to replace it
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