AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
Re: bits for a radiator change
I'd give it a good flush through and upgrade to the red OAT 5 year coolant. Change the thermostat and radiator at the same time as you only have to spill coolant once. You only need the radiator jubilee clips if you have the correct clip pliers for the thermostat.
Beware loosing the top mounting rubbers when lowering the radiator down. The car should be on axle stands to do this. Also, use a knuckle bar to avoid damaging a ratchet whilst loosensing the radiator lower suppor panel 13mm bolts.
I cant remember, but I thought I displaced the front bumper loewr black plastic grille to allow radiator removal and keep the A/C condenser in place (it is bolted onto the front of the radiator). You're lucky if your car has not got A/C, but then yoiu probably wouldn't need a radiator as they have stainless cores- not the cheap copper crap they insist on using for cost purposes nowadays. I never had an Alfa needing a rediator until the 156, as I think all the previous ones I had were fitted with stainless core radiators.
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Last edited by ally; 19-11-08 at 20:17.