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Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by JimBee » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:25 pm

I think I used a little assembly grease to hold the rectangular o-ring in the t-stat housing while reassembling.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by TheOtherside » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:52 pm

Still no luck... looks like I'm looking for a radiator. Lol.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:49 am

Disconnect the oil line at the cooler, get the radiator out and onto the bench where you can really get at it. If you don’t want to stump up for a new one, renewal the fasteners so the future radiator job will be easy
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by hausmeister » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:54 am

Btw, Is there a writeup here on the oil thermostat? I think I will have to remove mine also pretty soon.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 am

hausmeister wrote:
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Btw, Is there a writeup here on the oil thermostat? I think I will have to remove mine also pretty soon.
Be very careful with that, they are no longer available as new parts
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by hausmeister » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:06 am

Exactly, not sure if I can remove it? Is it within the rectangular splitter, or is it one unit? I will have to take it apart to replace orings/seals I guess. If I can I'd remove it at the time.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by TheOtherside » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:57 am

abscate wrote:
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Disconnect the oil line at the cooler, get the radiator out and onto the bench where you can really get at it. If you don’t want to stump up for a new one, renewal the fasteners so the future radiator job will be easy
Good idea! I'll start picking at it!

Any radiator removal threads?
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by TheOtherside » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:29 am

Started draining the radiator and removed some hoses for now.

I'll pick at it more after work.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by hausmeister » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:39 am

Any radiator removal threads?
What I remember it is quite straigthforward. Start at the top with the relais, cover, dipstick tube...
I think you also have to seperate the AC rad, then there are 2 mounts to unscrew from the bottom, which can be a bitch if the crimped on nuts break lose.
Not sure if you have to take the Intercooler out with it, but I think so (if you have one).
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:48 am

Yep it has an intercooleR

Get some PBB on the two Radiator M8 bolts on the ears - those are usually nasty.
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