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Doing The Radiator On My Own, Any Tips?


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I am going to save the cash and do it myself, it does not seem that hard of a job to do, but are there any tricks to make it a tad easier?

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Changing it yourself, or flushing it yourself?

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Changing it yourself, or flushing it yourself?

Replacing the radiator itself, draining the coolant out and replacing the radiator and coolant with new coolant.

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its not too bad, it comes out the bottom so i hope you have a jack aand stands that will go up high enough. for the lower radiator hose there is a little shield that you can remove that makes that clamp much easier to get off. those spring clams can be a bit tricky, i would gather as many different pliers as you can before the job just to make sure you can get them off, though since you hve a vulcan at least you will have room to work with in there. hope that helps

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Check the condition of the hoses while your in there, replace if they seem iffy. Be careful on the transmission cooling lines, i've heard the connnections can be a PIA. Good time to clean out the condenser / straighten any fins that are bent.

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