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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
I doubt any 156 has made it this far without having a replacement rad. The original Copper ones didn't last long.
So the bumper should have been off several times already.
But yes the screws will likely be rusted and snap if original were reused and the bottom of the bumper support may crumble away unless it has been replaced already.
As for the rad, yes a std Aluminium one should be fine. I got a Nissens one, which felt better than the original Valeo.
GTA have a slightly thicker rad, but had to find aftermarket, so most GTA are running std 2.5V6/2.0TS rads now.
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