01 Golf, and Jetta, Both 2.0aeg 5 speed, also a 99 beetle about to be for sale
I did this once before. Actually the first thing I fixed with my jetta as it had a cracked radiator end cap when I bought it. I undid the fans and they drop out the bottom. Undid the radiator mounts and there are access holes to the ac tabs that mount to the back side of the radiator, Then it will drop out the bottom.I always hated the radiators on MK4's. I did a radiator swap and removed the whole support. Interesting to see you did it without removed the support!
This is clean! Is it a MK4 dedicated calendar or just modified cars? Any chance on getting some??
lots of patience and a strap to go around and hold it from dropping out unexpectedly. The new rad needed some extra clearence and I was able to do that without pulling it back out. Fits really snug. Needed a longer screw for the upper driver side mount. I also did the o-ring fix on the connectors. This is a mishimoto clone/unbrand. The O-rings seem to do the trick. nice tight fit. I am waiting on a frick'n coolant temp sensor now. . . . . .
I was eyeing what I would do replacing the oem support for something custom. Weld something between the upper metal brace and the bumper and add in some radiator mounts, and the mounting points for the bumper cover maybe. Come down low and put in a radiator guard that comes back and has an s3 brace between the front control arm mounts. Hmmmm maybe I should put some pants on for the day