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Old 10-11-2010, 05:35 PM
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Funny enough, got my S4 back on Friday from CT, drove it as much as I could this weekend.

Guess what? I keep finding little drips of coolant under the front, I checked carefully and they are coming from the joint between the radiator end tank and the core. It's only a couple of drops during cool-down, but let's face it, it's not going to get better, is it?

On the plus side, the car is running fantastic. New TB, WP, MMs, pan gasket.

New hoses and radiator are on order. I found a new OEM one for $850. I figured with $220 for the end tanks with shipping, plus the fact it'll probably cost $300 for installation at Bay Area rates, might as well get the new one.

My radiator has the date 10-5-03 on it in that pen that breakers yards use. Guess 7 years isn't bad for, what, $200 it must have cost?
Drop me a PM, the install is suuuuuper easy, and I have the big **** wrenches now to do it with.


I'll be glad to help.


And..a NICE all alum one from 928int, is bout $850 as well....
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by soupcan View Post
Step 1 - Basic service
Step 2 - Run the hell out of it

Step 1 and 2 done backwards usually results in

Step 3 - Major service
These kind of comments always get me!

It is not like he drove a car with no timing belt service history! The radiator failed. You tell me how many folks would have caught an impending radiator end tank failure like this!

Bad luck is just that bad luck. Things will break on these cars whether you paid $10,000 or a $1,000 and regardless of how meticulous the maintenance.

If we rode every user of this board out of town on a rail the first time they posted a problem under the assumption that their lack of diligence was the root cause no one would be left to post
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:49 PM
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I don't even bother driving them until doing the maintenance.
But you can't catch everything.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lizard931 View Post
you will need 32 mm and 27mm wrenches. But you will also need a 30mm wrench too so get it while you are out.

I do these repairs myself.
What is the 30mm wrench for?
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:45 PM
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30mm???
That turns the cams ,
look under the 17mm bolt head you can see the nut shaped washer
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
30mm???
That turns the cams ,
look under the 17mm bolt head you can see the nut shaped washer
Why would I need to turn the cams when changing the radiator?
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:03 PM
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Why would I need to turn the cams when changing the radiator?
That is actually a serious question, BTW - would like to get any tools I need now, in advance of my radiator arriving on Friday.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:42 AM
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When I pulled the radiator out of my 84 parts car people played with it for a week or so in two different shops before I think either the trans or engine oil cooler hose finally was disconnected. Patience, penetrating oil, and words of encouragement had little effect.

Fortunately the other end of that hose had a less fussy connection, so we didn't have to cut it to remove, and once removed the hose could be threaded through a big box end wrench for better contact at high torque.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:35 AM
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Sorry hadnt been back to this thread in awhile.

I made comment about getting that wrench as a while you are out as at one point in time you will need/want it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:58 AM
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There are tool threads here to check through.
For the big metric wrenches HF or Northern sets work great and are cheap.
Rad job should be fairly straightforward if you have the big wrenches noted.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:16 AM
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I got a complete set of BlackHawk big metric gear wrenches (21, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34 IIRC)) about a year or two ago on ebay for $60. They've been great!
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