Hello, Allpar Forums member or visitor! If you were a member, you would not see this ad!

Register or log in at the top right of the page...

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Replacing radiator- '82 NY'er 318

Discussion in 'F-J-M: Volare, Diplomat, etc, 1977-89' started by goair99, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    Is replacing the radiator on my '82 NY'er pretty straight forward? Anything I should know before I dive into this project? There looks to be plenty of room...
     
  2. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    31,980
    Likes:
    11,550
    Not hard to do. You’ll probably lose a little transmission fluid, so be ready for that. You may want some ATF safe hose and just replace the rubber hose (and clamps) between the metal line and the radiator. It may be hard from age.
     
  3. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    OK , will do. Is there any burping procedure with the 318?
     
  4. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes:
    249
    Not a difficult job, but you might first want to take the time to flush out the system, including the heater core and removing the block plugs. You might also want to replace the top and bottom hoses, and the heater hoses.
     
  5. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    Yes, I will thanks. I noticed that the bypass hose seems quite larger than on my '89 5th. Unless it's swollen???
     
  6. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    Yes, I will thanks. I noticed that the bypass hose seems quite larger than on my '89 5th. Unless it's swollen???
     
  7. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    31,980
    Likes:
    11,550
    Should be he same bypass hose, 82 and 89.
    I've never had to do anything special for a 318. Fill it up, run without the cap until the thermostat opens, refill. Run the car and check it every day for a couple of days, refilling as necessary (but seldom is there a problem).
     
  8. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    Alright, Thanks to all!
    BTW: I just bought my '82 NY'er. She has 84K and runs 10 times better than my '89 5th with 40K on her. She is Morocco Red with matching top, and in incredible shape for 35 yrs. old. I will post pics tomorrow!
     
  9. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
    Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    31,980
    Likes:
    11,550
    Sounds a lot like the 82 I once had.
     
  10. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes:
    249
    Your bypass hose is probably swollen, so you might want to replace it, too.
     
  11. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    Yes I will, already placed my order with RockAuto. Thanks
     
  12. goair99

    goair99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    268
    Likes:
    45
    Everything is done and replaced, Thanks! The Spectra-Premium radiator didn't exactly match all the mounting holes, but 3 out of 4. Bypass hose was swollen like a giant sausage! Also replaced tranny hoses with new clamps.
     
  13. Scrounge

    Scrounge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes:
    249
    Good to read it, and I hope it gives you years of trouble-free performance. You might check the clamps every few weeks, and tighten them if needed.
     

Share This Page

Loading...