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Date:         Tue, 4 Apr 2000 08:05:53 -0700
Reply-To:     Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Subject:      Re: Radiator Remove/Replace
Comments: To: "Karl F. Bloss" <bloss@ENTER.NET>

Also a good time to work on (replace) your heater control valve.

Karl Wolz ----- Original Message ----- From: "Karl F. Bloss" <bloss@ENTER.NET> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 7:57 AM Subject: Re: Radiator Remove/Replace

> John, > > > Checked Bentley's on Remove/Replace procedure, but didn't find one. Is this > > a straight forward procedure or are there some tricks to know before > > starting. > > It's pretty straight-forward, but there are a few things that I found to be > worth noting: > > * You'll need to remove the spare tire and spare carrier. > > * Make sure you unplug the temp sensor wiring on the right front, otherwise you > risk shearing it off when the radiator comes down. > > * The sucker is heavy. I used 2 jackstands to support it and then lowered it > with a jack. > > * The fins are sharp and can cut you. Wear gloves. > > * Coolant stays hot for a long time. Let the van sit overnight to avoid scalds. > > * If you have AC, the condenser is mounted to the the radiator and it must come > down as a unit, then separated on the ground because of the way they swing > apart. This could be tricky if you still have refrigerant lines attached. > > * Check out the lines to your front heater core while the radiator is out. > > * When reinstalling, those pegs at the top are a bear to line up. Again, a > jack helps. A buddy to help guide it in is even better. > > Can't think of anything else right now... > > -Karl > > Karl and Kristina Bloss, Trexlertown, PA > '87 Westfalia Weekender "Beverley" - 195K miles > > PA/NJ Vanagon owner's mailing list: >

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