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    had a nightmare of a day full loss of coolant down to a nasty leak in rad near the drain tap anyways car is home thanks to recovery

    just need some advise

    1. can the rad be taken out without the bumper being removed

    2. what size sockets and spanners are required

    3. what is the average price for a rad from the scrappys

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    I would suspect the bumper will need to come off to help with access to stuff, but that's an easy enough job and covered in the how too's. Unsure of sockets needed but suspect all standard, maybe some torx bits needed, cheap enough sets at B &Q. As for getting a rad from a scrapper,,,,, DON'T it really isnt worth the hassle, plenty of good value new ones on ebay or from your local motor factor.

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    i have all the tools i need the car back on the road tomorrow morning

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    No you dont need bumper off, my mechanic managed without takin it off anyway although he had up on a ramp so was easier. And as already sed, dont buy a rad from a scrappers it will prob already have corrosion etc... they are only £80 new for a valeo one! Cost me 100 quid fitted, completely drained and new coolant.

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    i am aware of the issue with getting one from the scrappys but like i said i need the car back on the road tomorrow morn for work and i dont think there is anyone open on a sunday to buy new or even pay to get it fit errrr

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    Carnt you get a lift tommorow, you know what they say..... buy cheap, buy twice! You could try places like kwik fits today but expect to pay over odds

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    i wish that was the case in regards to a lift ...... i wonder if a backstreet motor factors will have one and see if some one from the rip off tyre & exhaust centers will do a foreigner

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    If the leak isn't that bad, just shove some radweld in it to see if it'll plug the leak until you can get something more permanent sorted out.

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