I had to use a dremel to cut a slot through the clamp holding the transmission line to the bottom of the radiator. (last night) The nut holding it in place just rotated and stripped the plastic mount!Then I used a screw driver to pry it apart, letting the tube go. While lifting the radiator out, the protrusion had to be threaded between the fan blades.
It would be easier without the fan, but you can't get an allen socket on the part. There is not enough clearance between the cap screws and the radiator.
'05 E320 CDI - 86,000 miles
'86 300SDL - 360,000 miles
'85 300SD - 150,000 miles (sold)
'89 190D - 120,000 miles (sold)
'85 300SD - 317,000 miles (sold)
'98 ML320 - 270,000 miles (sold)
'75 300D - 170,000 miles (sold)
'83 Harley Davidson FLTC (Broken again) :-(
'61 Plymouth Valiant - 60k mikes
2004 Papillon (Oliver)
2005 Tzitzu (Griffon)
2009 Welsh Corgi (Buba)