Got it out
I was able to split the radiator from the cooler without having to remove the oil lines. What a relief, I was worried about the possibility of striping the aluminum fittings. The radiator was fitted very tightly to the cooler, and required a great effort to separate, but steady pressure did the trick.
Now where is the block drain on the 4.5? Is it that big allen plug just behind the oil filter housing?
The radiator is now being boiled and pressure checked. Should have it back tomorrow.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.