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Old 11-10-2018, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Installing radiator shell grommets

Is there a secret to installing the horn and light grommets in the radiator shell? Such a simple job shouldn't require help, but I can't seem to get them
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:44 PM   #2
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Try lubricating them with soapy water. They're tough little suckers.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:25 AM   #3
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Make sure that the soapy water is HOT. It will tend to soften them somewhat.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:48 AM   #4
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IF you look closely at original pictures you will note the grommets are split. Splitting them makes a big difference when installing them.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:37 AM   #5
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Spray a bit of WD40 on them first. Makes it much easier!


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Old 11-11-2018, 08:51 AM   #6
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IF you look closely at original pictures you will note the grommets are split. Splitting them makes a big difference when installing them.
I agree with Arlyn...They go on in 5 seconds that way!

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Old 11-11-2018, 09:26 AM   #7
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Remove the conduits first.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:14 PM   #8
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^ I have not had an issue with installing without slit and no lube. Could also depend on how long they have been sitting around.
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