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Posted: 14 May 2010 at 23:38 | IP Logged Quote Alfa romeo 37

Do i have to remove the front bumper to replace the radiator on my x reg 156 1.8ts
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Posted: 15 May 2010 at 01:11 | IP Logged Quote Smaky

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Posted: 15 May 2010 at 02:00 | IP Logged Quote Draven

Alfa romeo 37 wrote:
Do i have to remove the front bumper to replace the radiator on my x reg 156 1.8ts



It can be done without removing it for sure, but unless you're Mr. tickle's best met then its easier just to remove it.



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Posted: 15 May 2010 at 15:55 | IP Logged Quote JON156VELOCE

I didnt remove it when I changed the rad on my old ts, only fiddly bit was undoing the 2 bottom bolts that hold the aircon rad to the cooland rad,I got at them through the front grill.
I unbolted the fan cowl from the rad and left it in place.

The bottom hose clip on elbow joint can be fiddly to get off and difficult to reseal, I used a good smearing of vasaline when I refitted it and it sealed ok.

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Posted: 16 May 2010 at 01:32 | IP Logged Quote Smaky

Remove foglight surrounds, Prise the grille forwards gently and the stars will pop off allowing you to get your arm through the ends off the front grille to get to the 4 lower 8mm screws, but it's the 3 underneath that catch most folk out.
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Posted: 22 May 2010 at 20:30 | IP Logged Quote Alfa romeo 37

Completed radiator change. Bumper remained on, only a few bits had to be removed to make the job easier. The only difficulty was the small 7mm self tapping screws at the base of the radiator that were well and truly rusted. Thanks for the info on removing it.
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No problem.
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Posted: 17 October 2010 at 14:26 | IP Logged Quote Stevielew

Did you have to remove the aircon rad too? or have you not got a/c on your car?

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Posted: 17 October 2010 at 22:29 | IP Logged Quote David C

Stevielew wrote:
Did you have to remove the aircon rad too? or have you not got a/c on your car?

NO you don't remove the A/C rad.
You just have to remove the screws that hold the A/C rad to the main rad.

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Posted: 31 October 2010 at 22:48 | IP Logged Quote np27np27

Yep those ****in' screws at the bottom of the radiator! I spent a good hour on those before i decided to tear them off! Can't remember how i replaced them...lets hope i did!
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Posted: 02 November 2010 at 19:21 | IP Logged Quote ICEMAN288

Hi Mate, i recently replaced my radiator on my 156 1.8 TS and found it much easier to remove the front end as its a 98 plate and has done 205,000 miles therefore all the bolts had seized and had to be drilled out and replaced with nutserts , just a heads up to make sure if you do get any probs like i did it won't be off the road longer than you anticipate, theres nothing worse than doing a job and it takes longer than expected.... Regards ..Mark

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