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I drove the car up on my ramps to remove the front bottom side air shield panel. (Someone lithe and/or little may not need to do this)
But then I left the car on the ramps!
Driving back off the ramps, then draining the coolant and removing/installing the hoses, would have placed the car 6-8 inches closer to the ground. I would not have needed a step stool to reach deep into the bowels of the engine compartment when stretching over the top of the fender.
No step stool would have given me more strength advantage when tugging on the old hoses.
TG's idea of a large hole in the bottom side air shield, aligned with the petcock, will eliminate the need to remove this shield entirely in the future for any coolant changes. I haven't done this yet on my 9-5 but will certainly do it on my Viggen. You should see the number and variety of fasteners necessary to remove that shield!
->Posting last edited on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 02:56:36.
2008 9-5 Aero Sedan
2006 9-3SC 2.0T
2000 Viggen Convertible
2000 9-5lpt Sedan, sold at 318K miles
Posts in this Thread:
- Best access path to the radiator petcock??, MI-Roger , Fri, 29 Jun 2018 03:10:16
- Job successfully completed but absolutely brutal, MI-Roger , Sat, 30 Jun 2018 14:05:23
- Re: Best access path to the radiator petcock??, TG, Sat, 30 Jun 2018 06:13:39
- Re: Best access path to the radiator petcock ?, Mark in Marine , Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:41:39
- Re: Best access path to the radiator petcock??, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:26:29
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