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Old 08-04-2013, 05:55 PM
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oil cooler cover emergency!!!

Ok, long story short im doing studs and everythibg else, including new oil cooler. But 4 of the bolts are rounded out. Ive tried other sockets, wrenches, and even the reverse twist rounded bolt remover sockets. Anyone know some tricks for this? Thanks
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:32 PM
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Cut the head off, pull it later with the vise-grip pliers.
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I would have to cut through the oil cooler cover, which would send shavings right into the hpop
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Set a grade 8 nut over the bolt head and use a welder to melt them together. It will give you new flat sides for a socket, and the heat will help loosen the threads.

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Set a grade 8 nut over the bolt head and use a welder to melt them together. It will give you new flat sides for a socket, and the heat will help loosen the threads.

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Bam! Right on the money!
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great idea man!!!! just don't go too hot lol
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Great idea, but sadly one of them is at the front of the cover next to the water pump area, wont be able to reach it with the welder.

My dad is mailing me a snap on bolt remover he said has never not worked. Im going to try that and if it doesnt work I think im going to get a filter kit. I already have egr cooler delete, but my deltas were hitting 24* and it cant be good to have oil getting that hot. Would the coolant filter prevent my deltas from getting higher?
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Great idea, but sadly one of them is at the front of the cover next to the water pump area, wont be able to reach it with the welder.

My dad is mailing me a snap on bolt remover he said has never not worked. Im going to try that and if it doesnt work I think im going to get a filter kit. I already have egr cooler delete, but my deltas were hitting 24* and it cant be good to have oil getting that hot. Would the coolant filter prevent my deltas from getting higher?
When are you hitting 24*? While towing up hill or just crusing? Mine are getting out if control. Way too hot.

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Well I was able to get the bolts out, using a snap on bolt remover. Ill never buy irwin brand tools again.





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When are you hitting 24*? While towing up hill or just crusing? Mine are getting out if control. Way too hot.

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Thats was with a mild tune cruising flat hwy at 65mph no load. I already had the egr cooler delete so 24deg isnt really an issue, but if youve got youre egr cooler in tact you shouldnt be surprised if it blows at anything 20 degrees and above. New ford programming put in a new code for 15degree deltas to throw the wrench light and a P012F code. Definitely consider replacing it. And do and egr cooler delete while youre in there.
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Just so you know, your engine oil being over 240-250 isn't a bad thing if your towing heavy thru the mountains. The only reason there is a 15*f delta is because that tells you if your oil cooler is getting plugged. Of course this has to be unloaded on flat ground. Lots of guys run their oil - coolant way above 15*f but that's only while towing and once you hit flat ground it should drop back down. Even with my BPD air-oil cooler pulling 16k I see my oil go up to 230+... Jetjock has seen his temps 250*f+ for several hours srtaight with no ill side effects.
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