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How to repair leaking oil cooler

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  1. Pantera1

    Pantera1 Member Established Member

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    I've actually got 8 gallons of 50/50 that I've had for a while but I do think I will be ordering it all tomorrow
     
  2. SilverNotch

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    Just some words of wisdom. When you fill it back up use straight water as it takes a lot of flushes to remove all the oil in the system.
     
  3. mpm

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    I have this kit that I did not use if you are interested. Just PM and we'll work out something.
     
  4. ifixbrokencars

    ifixbrokencars New Member Established Member

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    Help with oil cooler issue please

    Hey everyone this post is extremely helpful except for one thing. I have a 96 cobra and the oil cooler pictured here is not the same as mine. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mustang-Cob...Parts_Accessories&hash=item25957ab305&vxp=mtr that link is to one that is the same as mine. if you look at the orientation of where the coolant hose comes in it is different and it appears mine does not come back to service the internal O-rings. Anyone else stumbled across this? I can get the cooler from the dealer for 318 trying to avoid spending that much. If i cant service mine is there a cooler from another year that would be a pretty direct swap?
     
  5. SilverNotch

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    Is give ken a call at speed concepts. It should be serviceable.
     
  6. SilverNotch

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    Did you check it out?
     
  8. ifixbrokencars

    ifixbrokencars New Member Established Member

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    Just saw this called left a message waiting for a call back did you look at the pictures and what im talking about? This cooler does not look like its coming apart and looks like someone else already tried.
     
  9. Senkak

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    The cooler does come apart. I did mine recently.
    Not hard to do.
     
  10. SilverNotch

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    Not hard just messy. I did mine 3 years ago, no issues on dd.
     
  11. ifixbrokencars

    ifixbrokencars New Member Established Member

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    done

    Yea got it done, ken is a big help highly reccomend him.
     
  12. SilverNotch

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    Yeah, he's a great guy. Glad it all worked out. It takes awhile to get all the oil out of the cooling system.
     
  13. phayze

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    does the core of the cooler slide in a specific way? or just line it up however and press it together
     
  14. 03 svt

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    Any one ever get coolant in there oil from the oil cooler going bad? I have oil spewing from The weep hole
     
  15. SilverNotch

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    No specific way it's just sandwiched together.
     
  16. SilverNotch

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    Yes 03 svt I have had that happen. You don't need to replace it you can do a rebuild with speed concepts oil cooler kit.
     
  17. SilverNotch

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    There's more about in this thread if you have questions let me know.
     
  18. 03 svt

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    Any tips on cleaning the engine out?. I was flipping after I saw that. Thank God o didn't drive it. The car just idled like that
     
  19. SilverNotch

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    It will take the car several warm ups and drain to get it all out. The hardest part is the coolant tank. I took mine off and scrubbed it. If your not in a place that gets cold I would use water to save money.
     
  20. 03 svt

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    No my coolant is clean. I have coolant in the oil
     

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