Rob's BX is making him ill...help!

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RKM
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Post by RKM » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:48 pm

It's a BX TZD TD. How the heck did you get the alternator out without taking the rad out??!

Also, I hope it is possible to remove the FDV without taking the rad out. It looks a tight fit, but as you have done it, I hope I can follow!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:50 pm

I usually end up taking the rad out, thankfully its quick to do, the worst bit is getting the bottom hose off usually.
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Post by RKM » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:52 pm

yeah, but it's the pain of bleeding all the coolant through again!!

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Post by jeremy » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:06 pm

Twist it round and pull it up by the LHM tank! - I have done it by taking off the plastic locating plate and lifting the rad from its mounting pins - found that one in the middle of a campsite by which time I had the oil filter off!

Someone gave me a ZX one which is actually bigger which I only discovered when I got it in there!

I get the FDV out using a 2 ft 3/8 in extension bar someone gave me many years ago. About the only use I've ever found for it but I can at the bolts using a further extension with a semi flexible coupling end.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:07 pm

yes but you can backflush the rad while its off, get the dead leaves from around the fans, look at the rust on the front crossmember.
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