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Old 03-06-2012, 12:09 PM
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Write-up Radiator adapter fix

Not sure if anyone cares but just incase someone else has the same problem i did ill show how i fixed it thanks to the 911 thread. Thanks guys . So here is the list of tools i used and fitting from lowes.

1. Plumbers tape
2. Pliers
3. 7/16 open end wrench
4. 1/2 open end wrench
5. 5/16 socket
6. needle nose and a screw (you will see lol)
7. 1/4 - 18 NPT tap
8. 7/16 drill bit
9. Hose Barb adapter 3/8 barb x 1/4 MIP (Watts A-293)

Alright well I started off by making sure the mountains were blue..and they were!


Heres the piece that broke off, it got stuck in the coolant line.


The fastest and easiest way I could figure out how to get it out was just screw a screw in it just pull it out with some pliers.


I dont have a small drill so I had to make room to squeeze in there. It only took a couple mins for this. I used a 7/16 open end to losen the clamp on the boot and the 5/16 socket for the air intake clamps.


I worked my way up to a 7/16 bit. It drilled real easy, work the 1/4-18 NPT tap in slowly and try to keep as much of the plastic out of the radiator. Now its time to put the new fitting in, put some plumbers tape on the thread and start screwing it in with a 1/2 open end. DONT OVER TIGHTEN IT! Its thin plastic and it will crack and break so be careful.



Now put it all back together make sure you tightened everything back down and crank her up and check for leaks.


Well hope you guys enjoy this and maybe it will help atleast one person and ill be happy. If anyone catches a wrong size tool let me know and ill fix it i was kind of in a rush.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:30 PM
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LOL!! The first step (pic) is a must!!!

Awsome write up!
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:56 PM
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yea its hard to concentrate on what your doing without it lol
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Good stuff. The blue mountains are a must have!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:17 AM
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Good job!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:39 AM
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Ty I finally got to take the truck for a little ride yesterday, checked for leaks again..none and the coolant filter lines and filter were hot so i got good flow. This was the first chance i got to drive it since putting the filter on.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:30 PM
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great stuff here, thanks for the pics!
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:17 AM
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Should have put this on 6.0 write-ups oops lol. Can a mod move this to the right place please.
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