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Old 06-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by cdsol View Post
The black Hex shaped housing that the blue plug screws into - - how do you get it into the radiator...what are those wings for? They're too wide to fit into the small slots at the opening of the hole where the housing plugs in. Should they be squeezed together in order to fit into the slots? It feels like they'll break off. Once engaged in the hole, give it a 90 deg clockwise twist?
Push up while turning--yes don't turn it too (turn it a little at a time and stop when you feel resistance) much otherwise you'll break off the wings and have to do it all over again. I'd turn it less than 90 degrees once you have it seated properly.
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