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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 TheOtherside » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:19 pm

Thanks for the information! End is soaking in PB blastet and mineral spirits. Its all I had. Lol.

I think the previous owner had glued it with something. There was some weird clear sealant on the outside. I didnt see it on any other connection.

Either way, cleaned that off and it's still stuck.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by abscate » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:04 pm

Grind it off with a Dremel. My part is free to any wo/man of fine and true heart, be they friend or Sconnie.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by TheOtherside » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:38 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Grind it off with a Dremel. My part is free to any wo/man of fine and true heart, be they friend or Sconnie.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by JimBee » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:30 pm

To separate the line barb from the radiator fitting, I would lock the curvature of the line in a large vice, then use a small pipe wrench with good teeth to turn the fitting.It WILL break loose.

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Post by TheOtherside » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 pm

Soaked in a bucket a PB Blaster all day. Spraying for the last 5 days. Absolutely beating the ever living piss out of it with a hammer and rubber mallet for a few hours this morning and after work.

It's not of this world... I couldnt beat it any harder if I tried.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:34 am

ITs torque you need, not impact. You need to get the tools to grab the parts you are trying to separate and twist, not smack them around.

Ill send measurements on my fittings to see if they will work
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by TheOtherside » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:28 am

Oooohh... well, I dont have any impact tools.

I'll start asking some friends for help.

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

Post by Sveedy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 am

I'll start asking some friends for help
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I kind of thought that was what was going on here... :)
Many helpful suggestions have been put forth, including a possible free replacement.

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Post by TheOtherside » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:50 am

And I'm greatful for all of it and payment has been offered for free parts. Lol.
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Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

Post by Klausc » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:10 pm

You are a glutton for punishment, I would have cried Uncle a while back. How much you want to bet that the PO epoxied the line to the radiator rather than using new O rings? A torch might be helpful at this time...
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