Thread: Radiator Nipple
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Petes540i6 View Post
I put a 10mm socket into the upper radiator hose opening, and pushed it on to the "clipped" end to push it closed enough so that I could pry out the old one. I TIED A STRING TO THE SOCKET SO THAT IF I DROPPED THE SOCKET, IT WOULDN'T END UP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RADIATOR. This worked flawlessly.
I realize this is an old thread ... but over here, we're trying to devise a method of non-destructive radiator nipple removal (particularly for jobs that only require the fan shroud to be removed).
- WANTED: An ingenious method of removing radiator nipple

I don't understand this method of using the 10mm socket.

Can someone who does understand it elaborate for us in the thread listed above?
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