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Ok so they are only terrifying if your Job ends in September! I’m I going to need a new belt and radiator soon (and possibly a new bottom half of the car looking at the mounting of the radiator!) are these jobs possiable to do my self?

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the belt is eay you should get it done in 10mins just pull back the tensioner with a spanner, I think its a 17mm bolt and the belt just falls off. one tip is draw a sketch of the belt so you wont get confused when trying to figure out how it goes back on. not to sure about the rad but I cant imagine there is to much involved maybe you might need to take of the bumper but that is simple.
 

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the belt is eay you should get it done in 10mins just pull back the tensioner with a spanner, I think its a 17mm bolt and the belt just falls off. one tip is draw a sketch of the belt so you wont get confused when trying to figure out how it goes back on. not to sure about the rad but I cant imagine there is to much involved maybe you might need to take of the bumper but that is simple.
But you'd be mad not to change the tensioners too!
 

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the rad is awkward to say the least, but minelooked the same, even in the same position!!

the belt makes me nervous...i might go out and check mine now...
 

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Oo dear I've just looked up how much a new radiator will cost.

Is anybody not using theres? :)
how much you been quoted? i managed to get mine from my father in law for £136 not sure i can get you that tho, but the cheapest i found online was abotu £160
 

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His feedback looks good also
2 neutrals and they arent bad

"Original was faulty but replaced quickly"
"Service courteous, price very good but 'next day service' took 48hrs to arrive"
 

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The cracks in the belt are normal...Only missing longitudnal segements is a problem.....But a dead easy job.

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the belt is eay you should get it done in 10mins just pull back the tensioner with a spanner, I think its a 17mm bolt and the belt just falls off. one tip is draw a sketch of the belt so you wont get confused when trying to figure out how it goes back on. not to sure about the rad but I cant imagine there is to much involved maybe you might need to take of the bumper but that is simple.
That has to be the worst advice ever.
 

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rad can go out the bottom unless a 2.4 jtd or a v6 then take off the slam panel and take it out the front :)

as for the belt, just a quick glance is enough to remember the route it takes and if the belt is comming off replace the tensioner and pullues too
 

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you should be able to get the rad re-cored just look through the yellow pages to find someone local to you, the usualy carge aroun £40 and do the job in half a day, you get a good as new rad back (usualy cleaned and painted old bits and new core)
 

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i may be wrong but im pretty certain it was aluminium cores they used, it has been many many years since i have had it done
 
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