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Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Can NOT get this to come out. Any tips?
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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You may need a cut off procedure.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Tricky! It should pull directly out, but the rings and spacers are probably preventing it from releasing.
If you have a pair of panel clip pliers, those might allow you to get it out.
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Thanks guys. Were double teaming it and it just wont come out.

Trying not to break the radiator. Lol.
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Sat in PB Blaster for a few hours. Still wont budge.

The housing that it fit into spins, so I most likely broke something.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Can you fill the radiator and see if the connection now leaks? If it leaks, then just hack at it to disassemble and order the new radiator.
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I will do that! Doesnt look like its leaking right now. But I'll fill it up!
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Fitting is brass and won’t break. Maybe lock on a vice grip and use that as a pry point to pop out

Replace it, and find the oil line rebuild thread to keep that cheap.

Or I’ll send you used ones
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abscate wrote: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:57 am Fitting is brass and won’t break. Maybe lock on a vice grip and use that as a pry point to pop out

Replace it, and find the oil line rebuild thread to keep that cheap.

Or I’ll send you used ones

PB Blaster for a day and a half. Wrenches, Channel locks, pliers, rubber mallet. This this absolutely will not budge....

Sucks, because it's the only thing holding me back. Oil thermostat is off and I got new brakes all around. Just need this lower hose off and I get to drive her again.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Good luck. It would be a pain to have to replace the radiator too just because of a stuck engine oil cooler hose.
I removed the oil thermostat a few years ago and I remember it took me a long time to get the rectangular o-ring to stay put in the groove so I could tighten up the two bolts.
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