a big thank you for the DIY cooling system overhaul writeup! here are a few notes from my experience this morning.
1. lower radiator hose removal ... a huge pain in the a$$! there is little to no room for leverage ... just keep pulling and eventually, after about 10 minutes for me, it will finally break free from the radiator.
2. expansion tank removal ... another big pain in the a$$! follow the recommendation in this DIY by using a socket with an extension and then pound the crap out of it from the bottom up. again, takes time but it will break free. keep your mouth closed while you're doing this unless you want a little coolant as a refreshing drink.
mods? ... shocks, pegs ... lucky!
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