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 Post subject: Removing bottom BA radiator hose?
Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:51 pm 
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:x bloody Ford & their pain in the a** fittings.
Trying to flush coolant & cannot get bottom hose off cause its got a weird clamp on it!
So do I need a special tool or what?
The clamp has no blade screwdriver head or hex,its just a perfect round hole????????

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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:48 pm 
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The cap prys off to reveal the screw driver slot.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:57 pm 
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Yeah ta sprayed WD40 on it & used vice grips!
Bloody hard to get off though!
Think I will leave the bugger off!
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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:03 pm 
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Yeah need to pull the cap off with vice grips, the ba radiators have a drain plug on the left hand lower side of them,so you can undo that and flush away!! ...Vito.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:19 pm 
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:D Thanks guys!
I did first try with pointy nose pliers,but did not budge. :?
Had to actually put vice grips on it & twist-
:twisted: Nearly took me bloody head off when it finally let go LoL :shock:

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:58 am 
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they do it because they originally have another nut on them which snaps off at the required tension, thus ensuring they are always tight enough without being too tight,
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:22 pm 
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y not remove the air snorkel and below it is a drain plug for the radiator

 

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