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Old December 12th, 2017, 02:01 PM
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300Tdi thermostat outlet reverse direction

I have made up this convoluted hose from silicone and aluminum tube that goes from the upper water neck to the (200tdi) radiator bottom inlet (on the right). It's really long and weird so I was thinking that if I could somehow turn the upper water neck so that it goes to the right rather than the left that it would make the long hose run shorter and less prone to damage. it will be cleaner under the hood.
I guess I have two ways I could do this. Cut the water neck at the middle of the 180 bend and reweld it clocked back the other way. Make a new neck from flat plate and tube.
A third option is to try fitting something from a different engine, but I have no idea what.
Open to creative and very cheap options that anyone may think of.
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Pictures of what? The something that doesn't exist?
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Thought you had it all made up. Modify the radiator outlet/inlet to meet your needs.


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Modify the radiator outlet/inlet to meet your needs.
Not possible in this particular situation.
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Old December 12th, 2017, 06:56 PM
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You have the engine outlet hose (top) going to the bottom of the radiator? Does this mean the engine inlet is plumbed to the top of the radiator?

In any case, I know the upper series thermostat housing bolts up, but you need one that works without a skirted t-stat (early version, I think) and either some shorter bolts or make up some spacers. It points up, but you can put an elbow on it so that your plumbing is only 90 degrees instead of 180. IDK that's all I got.
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Can you use a 300TDI radiator?
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