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Old 08-30-2012, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bkgreene39 View Post
I have read that one member removed one and some fluid came out
You do not have to remove the hoses to get the radiator out nor in.

They just get in the way when you're putting the radiator back in - but everyone gets around it by pushing, pulling, cursing, and shoving.

In the bestlinks are more DIYs for doing this job than you can read in a week so you should be fine.

Just make sure to buy all the right parts first (see the lists in the bestlinks of what to get) as you'll be doing belts and tensioners at the same time and maybe even the OFH leak and an ICV cleanout, etc.
Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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