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Old 04-27-2013, 02:30 PM
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Done with this leaky radiator....

Well my relatively "slow" famous radiator coolant leak has now developed into a puddle every time I park the truck. I'm pulling it out tonight, and taking it to a radiator shop to see if it can be repaired ($150), but if not I may just have them do a custom aluminum (don't ask) or order a Vista Pro ($600?). Doesn't look to bad to remove, maybe a couple hours over some beer and pizza, but we shall see. I'll probably end up doing my EGR delete at the same time as well. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:23 PM
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Done with this leaky radiator....-imageuploadedbyag-free1367115779.827346.jpg

She's out!


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Awesome!! What route have you decided to take? Can it get repaired?

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:58 PM
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I'm going to take it to a radiator repair shop and see if they can just repair it. Glad I have my cheap jeep to drive in the meantime while the trucks down.


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How was the rad to take out & about how long did it take you? Also how many beer?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:10 AM
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Really it only took about an hour, maybe a little longer, and this was our first time. Luckily there is an awesome video on YouTube that walks you through the entire process and makes it easy. This is a 2 beer job I'd say!Done with this leaky radiator....-imageuploadedbyag-free1367165395.998565.jpg


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Old 04-29-2013, 02:27 AM
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man i just must be an idiot. It took be what seemed like 9hrs. I couldn't find that freaking video and had to figure out on my own what needed to be taken off. I went with a vista pro $563 shipped.
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Really it only took about an hour, maybe a little longer, and this was our first time. Luckily there is an awesome video on YouTube that walks you through the entire process and makes it easy. This is a 2 beer job I'd say!Attachment 103249


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That doesn't sound to bad then.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:36 AM
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I also did have a master VW technician with me as well, and a full shop. However, both of us doing this probably took about an hour or so off of it compared to me doing it the first time. That video on youtube it key though, walks you through it and was very helpful.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:17 AM
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yeah, i should have looked a little harder for that video, instead of giving up after not finding it on the first search..
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