Oil cooler hoses

Phil Payne phil at isham-research.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jul 12 20:10:53 EDT 2001

> Apparently, the lines rust so securely to the oil cooler
> that you usually bugger the cooler getting the lines off.

Usually? Damn near always.

These days I slice the old lines through before starting and take the oil cooler to the bench.  With care, you can grind away the old nut until you _JUST_ see the threads showing through.  Do it on both sides, 180 degrees apart.  Then, with a nice sharp cold chisel, open up one side and take it off.

The body of the oil cooler is factor n weaker than it needs to be to take the undoing torque.

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