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radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« on: 09 November 2017, 00:51:45 »

Hi Folks,
have a cracked radiator, going to change it out myself- it looks pretty straightforward, only thing a bit confusing are a pair of hard cooler lines that run  up and curve over the top of radiator, and fasten with a torx screw on top, regular hose clamps on bottom.   I am guessing they are tranny cooler lines?- any specific precaution i need to take before I remove?
and as long as I am here asking, any tips or tricks for the rad change?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« Reply #1 on: 09 November 2017, 01:01:00 »

They are indeed the gearbox cooler lines. Just watch out for the O rings as you lift the connection block to one side... And keep the cooler vertical so no fluid drains out  :y

Otherwise simply follow the guide in the maintenence section :y
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Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« Reply #2 on: 09 November 2017, 03:07:46 »

thanks for the quick reply.  If there is a radiator section in the maintenance guide, I was unable to locate? 

which section has radiator info?
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Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« Reply #3 on: 09 November 2017, 05:21:35 »

thanks for the quick reply.  If there is a radiator section in the maintenance guide, I was unable to locate? 

which section has radiator info?

Done mine recently  . . .no guide that I could find   :-\
These points apply to F/L  V6 models . . .   
Much easier if you remove "Bagpipes" & MAF though .
Disconnect all hoses before unbolting rad.
Thermo switch wiring connectors  bit fiddly to get off & back on
G/box cooler comes out with coolant rad on F/L
Rear fan stays attached to Rad until you get it out  . . .simply swop everything over to the new rad once it is out.
May have time  to write you a PM this evening explaining step by step instructions of how I done it  ;)


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Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« Reply #4 on: 09 November 2017, 07:46:58 »

As easy to remove rear fan... Only two bolts and a plug ;)

Guide here...

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90559.0 :y
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Re: radiator change- 3.0 cadilcatera
« Reply #5 on: 09 November 2017, 19:07:52 »

As easy to remove rear fan... Only two bolts and a plug ;)

Guide here...

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90559.0 :y

'kin 'ell    . . . did not know that was there  . . . "Air Con Condenser"   rather than Radiator

didn't think to look there  ::) ::)       :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
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