quick rad pre-install question....

quick rad pre-install question....

Postby majikman [OP] » August 15th 2020, 3:44pm

Hello people......I hope people are getting by in these not so normal circumstances....installing new rad and expecting some type of instruction sheet in regards to oil cooler/trans cooler fittings....Torque Specs?....the sticker on the rad says follow the instructions in the installation guide included.......no guide included....is there a recommended torque setting or is it just supposed to be snugged up.....I have no clue as the limitations the connector to the plastic tank has and I don't want to void the warranty....I read other posts here in regards to removal/install....which was very helpful but no mention of how tight the connectors should be.
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Re: quick rad pre-install question....

Postby Mmusicman » August 15th 2020, 10:09pm

The cooler lines snap in place... no torque.
If you have to install a threaded adapter, just use very moderate hand torque with Teflon tape.
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Re: quick rad pre-install question....

Postby Leeann_93 » August 16th 2020, 4:39am

There are clips you need to get and replace for both the oil cooler lines and trans cooler lines.

To reinstall, you put new clips on and push the lines in until the clips pop out a little, then pop back in place.

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The clip is removed there. You'll need a 90° pick and a hooked pick. The 90° gets the clip started moving and the hook holds it so you can pull it off. Then you pull the line straight out of the fitting. You might need to spray some PB in there and whack a little, then pull out the line.

Line looks like this
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Do not reuse the clips. They will fail.
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Re: quick rad pre-install question....

Postby Big_kid » August 16th 2020, 2:09pm

The clips are available in the Help! section of your FLAPS.
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