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 Post subject: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:48 pm 
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hey guys im trying to get the plastic guard thingy underneath the car off so i can get to the bottom radiator hose to do a radiator flush but ive come across these stupid little plastic clip/screw thingys that i can for the life of me get off :x .

any idea how they come off ??


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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:57 pm 
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screw driver, although most of the time they dont come out they way they are supposed to so you have to pull the screw bit in the middle out with a flat head screw driver,i think you can buy them from supercheap etc if you break them

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Ahhh scrivets!!
Use a pair of pliers or sidcutters to lever them off while you unscrew them.
Annoying little bastards...

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:08 pm 
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thanks heaps guys was really giving me the s**t ... doing the radiator was all my plans for my day off lol so ye ... ill try again :P

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:16 pm 
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Their called scrivets, and generally you'll break some trying to get them out. Better to buy some before you start the job.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:27 pm 
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some you can un-screw the middle enough that you can pull the centre out then pull the clip off, but most the screw just free spins inside the clip

get a tiny flathead screwdriver, and wedge it under the screw head, put pressure on it, whilst turning the screw with a phillips screwdriver
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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:30 pm 
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ive got 2 of them out ... umm if i and up accidentlly tearing off the end of one would u be able to get it out still or not ? the last 1 i need get off is starting to pull apparent :S

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:42 pm 
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just break them. No loss. I use snapties instead of these s**t things

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:43 pm 
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ahk thanks ... would i be able to put a much more convenient and functional screw in its place ???

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:47 pm 
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You might be able to figure something out for them. Check out the ones youve already taken out. They do have a purpose, but i think that purpose is to piss me off...

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:49 pm 
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ye they r a pain in the a** ... ended up just breaking the last one ... will look n see if i cn swap with screws and get back to ya's

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:04 pm 
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lol so ive had to jack the front up to get my head under far enough to see the hose but its all systems go now thanks for the help

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:29 pm 
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have you tried just taking the thermo fans out????

might give you enough access tp get to the bottom hose with a screwdriver or a small spanner to undo it....... might be quicker than undoing all those friggin scrivets......

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:57 pm 
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no need to take off the wind deflector thing on bottom of bumper for radiator hoses or radiator out..
just take thermos off. 2 screws and a plug. then reach in and take it off.

ive changed my radiator a few times in my ba. its ezy only takes 1 hour at most.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP: getting to bottom radiator Hose!!
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:30 pm 
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lol i never thought of that thanks ... will have a look

 

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