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Old 11-23-2004, 01:18   #1 (permalink)
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Radiator Tank Removal?

hi ppl,just enquiring if u can clean your plastic tank rad yourself,how do u pull the tanks off?
i heard u get a dip stick and clean the tubes but dont know how 2 remove tanks cheers
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Re: Radiator Tank Removal?

If you look at it, you'll see that it probably has ('cause I think they're basically all made the same), the tanks kinda sat into place (with a gasket/seal) and then a heap of little metal tabs all around the edge of the tank are bent over the edge of it to hold it in place (the metal tabs are part of the 'core'). To remove the tanks you've gotta bend all these little tabs open and just remove the tanks - it'd be a major pain in the arse bending 'em all I reckon lol. You have to be careful 'cause IMHO if you have a aluminium radiator then bending them tabs once or twice would be enough to snap 'em off, but I really dunno - I believe that's what the radiator places do, so I guess it can be done. That's about all I know I'm afraid (never done it myself).

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If you look at it, you'll see that it probably has ('cause I think they're basically all made the same), the tanks kinda sat into place (with a gasket/seal) and then a heap of little metal tabs all around the edge of the tank are bent over the edge of it to hold it in place (the metal tabs are part of the 'core'). To remove the tanks you've gotta bend all these little tabs open and just remove the tanks - it'd be a major pain in the arse bending 'em all I reckon lol. You have to be careful 'cause IMHO if you have a aluminium radiator then bending them tabs once or twice would be enough to snap 'em off, but I really dunno - I believe that's what the radiator places do, so I guess it can be done. That's about all I know I'm afraid (never done it myself).

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thanks steve,i was hoping some one out there has done it before?
i dont reckon the rad guys do that at all i reckon they just flush and spray them up unless they r recoring the rad .
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Re: Radiator Tank Removal?

I removed the end tanks on my recently replaced radiator to see how blocked it was, at least 50% if not more, thats the only reason I took em off did what is suggested above, they have rubber seals each end for the plastic tanks to seal against, I have no plan to clean or fit the ends again, thought i would post up my 2cents
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I removed the end tanks on my recently replaced radiator to see how blocked it was, at least 50% if not more, thats the only reason I took em off did what is suggested above, they have rubber seals each end for the plastic tanks to seal against, I have no plan to clean or fit the ends again, thought i would post up my 2cents
were you able to put it back together ?
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