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R51 radiator change

Postby toymaz » Thu May 02, 2019 9:53 pm

Hi everyone.
Has anyone done a radiator swap on their R51 themselves.
I believe mine to be partially blocked, and am going to replace.
A radiator shop said they are are PIA due to the condenser being bolted to it. He recommends getting the AC degassed to make it easier if I do it myself or not.
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Re: R51 radiator change

Postby JordanV » Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 pm

Sounds like they dont want the work.... I had mine replaced mid trip as I cracked the bottom tank, and the mechanic made no mention of any of those issues.... and my AC is still icy cold
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Re: R51 radiator change

Postby toymaz » Wed May 08, 2019 4:38 pm

Hi
It's not they don't want the work, I know them and was asking about doing it myself. The ac would be regarded, so no worries with it not working.
Can I ask what it cost to get yours done
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Re: R51 radiator change

Postby JordanV » Wed May 08, 2019 6:04 pm

From memory around $950, but that included freight from Adelaide to Pt Lincoln. Ended up getting it back via insurance though which was nice.
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Re: R51 radiator change

Postby toymaz » Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 pm

Thanks Jordan
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Re: R51 radiator change

Postby Smitty » Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm

Had mine done twice on a manual... 450ish both times... One was Nissan in Tasmania, the other my local mechanics in the ACT.
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