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  • Need Advice For Aftermarket Radiator Install 740/760 Turbo

    I just purchased an aftermarket radiator from ipd and have a few concerns before install.
    Specifically all of the brass connections not including the upper and lower hoses all located at one side of the radiator.
    Since the radiator itself is plastic I am worried about over-tightening
    How tight should the brass fittings be tightened and is any plumbers tape required?
    Also do any of the fittings on the radiator require more tightening or are they factory tightened?
    And any other words of advice you may have.
    I bought all new hoses, clamps, radiator switch and seal and thermostat that I will install at the same time. I will also do a flush as well.
    Thank you so much.

  • #2
    No tape. A good snug will be good. No need to tighten anything more than it is.
    ASE Certified Mechanic
    Journeyman Body & Frame Repair Technician
    855 Turbo ALMOST "R"
    V70R
    C55 AMG
    Grey market Brabus
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    • SwedeAtHeart
      SwedeAtHeart commented
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      Thank you, you answered my questions and I am sorry if original post was not clear. I meant to say all brass connections ie transmission connections, hose to reservoir etc. not the upper and lower hoses if anybody got confused.

  • #3
    Nope, not confused.
    ASE Certified Mechanic
    Journeyman Body & Frame Repair Technician
    855 Turbo ALMOST "R"
    V70R
    C55 AMG
    Grey market Brabus
    BMW 540 touring
    BMW 525 touring
    BMW 325 touring
    Lotus Esprit. settle down, it's a 77 S1
    LOOKING FOR AN E30 WAGON

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    • #4
      Hey SwedeAtHeart, were you able to get the radiator installed ok?

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