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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject:  coolant elbows- thanks! Reply with quote

thanks for the great writeup on changing the coolant elbows in the knowledge database. I did the job on Sat, and it went pretty smooth. Last weekend I replaced a badly leaking water pump, which only made the elbows leak more.

All in all it wasn't a "bad" job, but getting the broken pieces out of the intake wasn't overly fun. I tried pushing in on one corner to get it to rotate so I could grab it with needlenose, which only succeeded in pushing the whole thing in.

I discovered that plugging the water pump hole with a rag and adding water to the radiator flushed the pieces to the opening on the intake so I could fish them out.

what a stupid design.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

When I did mine I formed a clothes hanger into a hook on one end and pull the piece out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject:  coolant elbows Reply with quote

Hey banndit, what make elbows did you use? Thanks. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

got them at Advance Auto, they were less than $5

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