Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Akron/Canton, Ohio
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Drained antifreeze . . .
Took block heater cord off and oil filter . . .
There are two bolts up front and two in the rear mount. Once you get them out it would be a good idea to get ready for an antifreeze bath b/c when you pull the oil cooler off the block all the antifreeze comes rushing out the engine and onto you.
Mine was actually leaking from a rusted through pin-hole in the main tube so I ground the whole thing down and welded that one spot then coated it in a nice layer of copper high heat rtv . . .
New O-rings installed . . . I used a rubber mallet by the way to separate the ends from the cooler tube. You might need to soak the ends in PB Blaster or some used oil first. One of the ends came off easy for me the end w/the filter on it however was a pita! I didn't want to put mine in a vise and risk crushing the tube so depending on what shape your's is in there are various ways to take the ends off the cooler tube.
I lubed up the 4 O-rings with synthetic grease and cleaned out the end caps b/c there was a ridge of gunk left on there from the old O-rings. The block and mating surfaces of the end caps I used a brillo pad and scraper on to clean back up. DO NOT USE A GRINDER!
Last edited by Quickhorse; 10-26-2009 at 11:37 AM.