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Old 06-05-2018, 08:34 PM
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Radiator Replacement

Hi Guys,

Sitting here trying to figure out the correct replacement radiator for my 1990 Clubwagon XL. 5.8L . I am thinking it might be the Spectra Premium CU1333 or the OSC1333 but I am not sure. Any body know what radiators are a direct replacement for sure ?

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Old 06-06-2018, 02:50 PM
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Both look to be direct fit. What is wrong with the original? Mine is all metal, copper and brass. I took mine to a shop where they took it apart an cleaned it for $100
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:54 PM
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I poked a hole in it trying to change out an A/C/ line, When I took the radiator out I also noticed that the drivers side mounting plate was disconected from the bottom of the tank. It is for for a wheelchair van and I can't have it down for very long, so for $159. I decided to replace it. My local Autozone had the CU1333 in stock but it was damaged, they will have another one for me in the morning.

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How do you get at the lower radiator bolts on that 1990 E350?

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Old 06-10-2018, 08:44 PM
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3/8th drive socket set with 3" extension, from the top on the drivers side, from the bottom on the passenger side.

The good news is that the lower bolts do not need to be removed all the way because the mounting bracket are slotted, simply loosen them up and pull the radiator straight up. The bad news is that it is so tight in there you can only move the ratchet a couple of clicks at a time.
 
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for letting me know about loosening instead of removing - I was wondering how the heck I'd get those screws back in again!

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