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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
unless you can see that it's leaking from the radiator don't change it, put some 'K-Seal' in the system and see if that stops the water loss. Replace the stat though especially with winter coming.
I changed a V6 GTV rad last week and you can do it all from the top, depending on the position of the bottom hose clamp 'screw head', and although fiddly you don't have to disconnect the A/C.
Remove the top plate, disconnect the electrics from the fan and along the top, remove the cable channel, 2 top rad mounts, remove the 2 top rubbers from the front of the rad which will now give the fan enough room to come out and easier access tothe 4 small bolts which hold the a/c condenser to the front of the rad, support this with a cable tie, remove rad.
Check ebay seller: budget-radiators, item no:280416889522, only £129.