Yep... the side radiator is a nice feature... allows access to the Cat, plus doesn't need cleaning as often as the rear radiator
Had a couple of bolts on the thermostat housing that required an extension and flex coupling, but al in all, it was an easy task... probably took less than 15 minutes to do after I had drained the coolant out of the system... entire job, draining radiator, flushing, replacing thermostat and refilling with ELC took 3 hours... I called the Cat guys at RingPower in Brooksville and they told me the easy way to do it is to take off one of the heater hoses to drain and flush the radiator... I am on well water here and used it to flush the system for an hour or so and then made a last flush with distilled water before refilling with the Cat ELC... One other nice thing about the old Magna is the fact that there is a bleed-valve at the highest point in the coolant system which makes it easy to bleed off the air bubbles... even with the bleed-valve tho, I still had to "bleed" several times to get all the air out...
k7wn, '99 Magna #5653, 385hp Cat C10, Allison HD4060, Santa Fe toad