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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 156 Radiator change
I've not changed the rad on a TS engine so can't comment on the similarites, apart from there's not much space under the bonnet of a V6....
I found a few things awkward, and I altered a few things from how Alfa intended, in order to avoid taking the front bumper off.
There are some fasteners for the lower grille that you can't access with it on, these I prised off and cable tied back on. I also changed the self tapping mounting screws that hold the rad on.
Take the grille assy offf, then the fans and mounting off, remove the lower grille (or bumper) and remove the screws mounting the rad, take off the top hose then the bottom hose, noting that the lower hose has a "quick connector" on the end of the hose(don't undo the hose clip!) Pull the rad out and re assemblewith a new rad..
I got my rad from aaron radiators on ebay...
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