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Old March 3rd, 2017, 05:47   #1
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Long Island
TDI(s): 2013 Passat
Default Radiator Support and busted splash guard

In the fall I got bitten by a hidden-in-the-grass 8x8 when leaving a festival. I was able to lock the splash guard under the front bumper back in place, but about a week ago it gave way and came off completely.
I then noticed a day or so later that the radiator was hanging low on the drivers side. Further inspection shows it has been dislodged from its mount/bushing on the driver side.
MY question is this, does the splash guard provide any support to the radiator or is it only held by the radiator support bracket? I only need a few more weeks before buy-back and don't want to risk the radiator dropping out!!
You can see the pic below shows the hanging radiator.

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Old March 4th, 2017, 19:28   #2
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outch! while I don't have the answer look for "diesel parking" at your next fest as around here- no DPF's are allowed on grass after a few fires and we got nice front row gravel spot!
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