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    Radiator Cover - is it me?

    So I've got a new radiator/oil cooler cover as the old one's old and gone saggy (no sniggering in the back row!)

    But how the sodding hell do you put it on? The only way I can see is to remove the radiator (or at least one end) from its bracket - not too bad - AND remove the coolant and oil hoses from the same end - a bloody nightmare! All the fluids would go everywhere. I suppose it's do-able while you were doing a service that involved a full fluid change, but my coolant doesn't need changing for another 4 1/2 years as I did it last time.

    Surely it'd be easier if the cover had a zip or Velcro? When I had a Blade, Mainair used a Velcro'd strap round the oiler cooler, so there was clearly no appreciable risk of it coming undone and going through the prop.

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    Radiator Cover - is it me?

    just collect fluid from hose/radiator in a clean container and re-use I am just about to fit new one to mine but I am going to make mine from an inner tube

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    Radiator Cover - is it me?

    Don't forget the minor mod paperwork.

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    Radiator Cover - is it me?

    Dominic Pecheur wrote: Don't forget the minor mod paperwork.
    Dom, don't be silly. Replacing something that the factory put on, with a new replacement part from the same factory is not a mod.

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    Radiator Cover - is it me?

    Sorry paul was looking at Williams post about the inner tube.

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    Dominic Pecheur wrote: Sorry paul was looking at Williams post about the inner tube.
    Ah, yes, apologies! Anyway, it turns out P&M (factory part, so no mod required) DO do a separate cover just for the next-to-the-radiator oil cooler, which is Velcro'd in place. See the Quik trike illustrated parts guide, page 41, item 9:-

    http://www.pmaviation.co.uk/download/upload_pdf/Quik%20TQuikTrikeIPC.PDF (copy 'n' paste, I'm afraid. I can't make the forum editing tools hyperlink this properly!)

    So I've ordered one. I will still fit what P&M describe as the "main cover" (item 8 on the same page of the parts list), but it can wait until next service.

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