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Old 01-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Lower trans line removal, luckly the metal line didn't twist

- instead the fitting in the radiator tank did.
Now I can add a radiator to my never ending parts list. Grrr
Anyway since I have to pull it out and of course drain it, I might as well replace the lower rad hose and thermostat.
I would prefer to go with the all aluminum AMR one, but I can't justify the $300 cost for my daily driver (that is, daily driver if I ever get the damthing back on the road, lol) so it will probably be the Silla I read about on here.
I thought I recall reading on the board the the OEM thermostat kit Part #21006335 that are made in Germany are the way to go but about impossible to find anymore.
Well I found one with the correct part number on GMparts direct, but now I'm wondering if it will actually be the German made one Richpin recommended in his YouTube video when it get's delivered.
Also I plan to pull the old thermostat, do a flush with just distilled water (Had orange Dexcool in it) and refill with 1 gal 100% Prestone universal and top it off with distilled water per OldNuc's recommendation.
I didn't have any heating or cooling issue's before so I think this seems like a solid plan.

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Old 01-21-2015, 05:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lower trans line removal, luckly the metal line didn't twist

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- instead the fitting in the radiator tank did.
Now I can add a radiator to my never ending parts list. Grrr
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And if your trans cooling lines are all rusted at the ends, you can add 2 of those to your never ending list.

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Old 01-21-2015, 05:59 PM   #3
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And if your trans cooling lines are all rusted at the ends, you can add 2 of those to your never ending list.
Yep, the lower was rusted to a blob on the rad end, that's what I was trying to remove and replace when this happened.

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Lower trans line removal, luckly the metal line didn't twist

Would it be a good idea to use the white teflon tape (plumbing tape) on the trans cooling line fittings to the new rad, or is that a bad idea?

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Old 01-23-2015, 11:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Lower trans line removal, luckly the metal line didn't twist

No need for the white teflon tape. The key is to not reef on the fitting. It needs to be tight, but not so tight that it breaks the rad coming out.

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