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Old 05-16-2011, 05:02 AM
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oil filter plastic tower - remove Q?

replacing oil cooler.

how do I remove the black plastic oil filter tower. I know the manual says to remove the one hex bolt, I did that but does not come out. I noticed there was two others but didn't go any further in fear of breaking something.

Also, I am ready to remove the oil cooler assembly from the engine valley, couple of questions -

I vacummed as best as I could and I will take brake cleaner and scrub the valley till my fingers bleed. I stuffed rags in all of the intake openings and turbo oil drain hole. Is there any way to suck some of the oil out of the cooler before I pull to eliminate the huge mess of oil? Or just get the valley clean and prepare for the oil?

thanks guys, support on here is awesome.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:55 AM
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Clean around the oil cooler cover before taking it off. Keeps the junk out.
There won't be that much oil in there, might make a little mess on removal, no big deal. I used an old towel and covered everything from the cooler cavity to the front of the truck.
Just look at the bottom of that plastic piece, if a screw goes through it, take it out.
Don't get too much of that brake cleaner in there. Have rags or something to absorb it before it goes into the area below that screen. First thing (after getting the oil out of there) is be careful with that screen on the bottom. (If it is torn) You might want to remove the screen, wrap tape around it tightly and re-install it before cleaning to keep the garbage out of the reservoir. I think I had the cleaning of that area discussion with you before so I won't spend the next 5 minutes typing away. You know what to do.
Scrubbing it will not be necessary. It won't be that dirty. Just sop up the oil, clean any crap out that you see, reinstall the new screen and get out of there.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:41 AM
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After sitting in the office thinking about it. I remember what it looks like now. Take the one screw and spin (what I didn't do last night). THanks for the help on that.

Ok, I will clean around the cover before removal and puts some blue towels around and yank it out.

Just got back from Tousley and got a new HPOP screen too. Thats a good idea with the tape. I will clean and get out of there.

Thanks for the help guys.

PS - tousley Ford has two really great parts guys! One dude knows the 6.0 in and out.
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