A standard pressure cooling system is used on all models. The radiator cap is designed to maintain a cooling system pressure of about 13 or 15 pounds per square inch (psi) above atmospheric. The water pump requires no attention other than making certain the air vent at the top of the housing and the drain holes in the bottom do not become clogged.
1973 and later models are equipped with a coolant recovery system. The plastic reservoir prevents loss of coolant if the engine overheats by allowing for coolant expansion.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Drain the radiator.
- Disconnect the hoses and oil cooler lines.
- Remove the radiator upper panel and shroud (if so equipped).
- Remove the radiator attaching bolts and lift the radiator from the car.
- Slide the radiator into position.
- Install the attaching bolts, shroud, and upper panel.
- Install the hoses and close the drain.
- Fill the cooling system and run the engine until the operating temperature has been reached. Again fill the cooling system and check for leaks.