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Old 04-28-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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Help! My car is Bleeding

On the way to work today I smelled coolant, but being stuck in 9 AM Mexico City traffic I figured it was another vehicle. 6 KM later at the office one of the guys comes into my office and says my car is bleeding red/pink stuff. So I go to where my car is parked and sure enough there is coolant coming out from the bottom of my car. My radiators fatastically well designed plastic tanks have cracked, since there are absolutely no GTO parts here I'll have to order one from the U.S. no biggie. So I order a Mishimoto radiator and their hoses, I had to use a non sponsor due to having to ship it here, I was planning on getting one from Kollar in July when I was in the states but Murphy's Law intervened. My question to all of those who have installed one of these is what additional parts do I need to complete the install. I checked the Mishimoto website and they have an excellent install video with a list of tools and the obvious stuff like coolant.
Here is what I ordered so far for my 2005 GTO (A4)
2004-2006 Mishimoto Radiator
Hoses
I can buy dex cool here (at a freaking ridiculous price btw) but its cheaper than shipping it due to it being hazmat.
Trans fluid.
So aside from what I have listed above is there anything I need to add to the list? Also any tips or advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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People often do:

Thermostat

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At the same time.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:27 PM   #3
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Wouldnt have wasted money on the mishimoto hoses. Good replacements are cheaper and get the job done.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:09 PM   #4
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Wouldnt have wasted money on the mishimoto hoses. Good replacements are cheaper and get the job done.
Believe it or not they we the only ones that would ship to Mexico, I found it hard to eat 89 bucks for hoses, OE would not ship here and I can't even get freaking OE clips shipped WTF? I change the water pump about 3 years ago and was planning to change the belts which I brought with me from the US.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:11 AM   #5
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If water pump has 60k or more, I'd consider changing it. Same with thermostat. Let me know If I can ship you anything.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:37 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for the advice, my radiator came in on Friday and I will start the install tomorrow, since I had to order a freaking 19 mm line wrench.
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