Having a hard time installing my full akra exhaust for the 2020 s1krr. Especially removing the 8 bolts on the headers. How do loosen the radiator to make room. Do i unplug the hoses? Im assuming im going to have to fill up the radiator fluid if i do remove the hoses to make room. I removed the radiator bracket bolt in the center but not enough slack for the radiator to move forward.
This is somewhat different from the K46.
Remove the upper 2 screws holding the radiator to the frame.
Remove the heat plastic shield going from the radiator to the valve cover. Once this is removed, you can lift the radiator and the oil cooler up and out some more. This will give you plenty of room to remove the nuts, and pull the springs.
I did 3 of these. Did not have to remove the hoses and drop the water. That plastic shield is the issue in working with the radiator when it is on there.
Those are 12 point 10mm socket nuts. not screws. Once you loosen them, you can spin them off with your fingers.
I cannot tell what you are pointing at in that picture. it is the size of a postage stamp. your finger looks longer than the header tube.
if it is that wire metal support rod that goes from the engine to the radiator and oil cooler, you have to remove it too. Squeeze it together a little to get it out of the radiator and the oil cooler holder.