Jubilee type clip .
No this type of clip pushes through the middle of the plastic hose connector. I have never seen this design before.
Hi when I changed my rad on my 2003 1.9 JTD last year I came across the same problem. At first I couldnt push the thin metal clip inwards to release the hose connector. So I cut the clear plastic section off the old rad and cut along the side of this in two lines then picked away at this small section until I could push the metal clip inwards to release the hose connector. But be careful as there is
squeeze the raised metal parts together while pulling the hose complete with plastic elbow off the radiator. Although they are known as quick release connectors they are not always quick to release once the clip is full of crud. . Attached Thumbnails   __________________ Stilo Parts For Sale Connect Nav Map Discs - Wiper Motor (NEW) Croma Turbo i.e. Badges. For details click here httpwww.fiatforum.comclassifieds...0&ppuser48514
Thanks johnhififan. I am aware that one way to drain is as you say. The problem is I only have DIY metal ramps to run the front wheels up and as you peer up to where the bottom hose is a) you have to hacksaw the horrible metal clip off which is fitted by fiat b)access to do this seems almost impossible as the radiator is near the top of the engine bay c) once the hose is pulled off with you underneath
Originally Posted by biker750 My doblo 1.2 petrol doesnt seem to have a radiator drain plug do I have to take off a hose on the bottom to change the coolant Id rather not if possible but seems thats the only way unless anyone knows better. The clips that hold it are untouched & Id rather keep them that way as Id rather not disturb them for fear of leaks later many thanks in advance. Not known a drain plug on anything since I had a Triumph Herald 40 years ago