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Old 05-10-2000, 09:59 PM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
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I was somewhat surprised that nobody mentioned about taking extreme care when removing the fittings!


When you break the line loose from the cooler, be extremely careful! The threads on the cooler are aluminum and will strip out very easily!! I suggest to break the line loose with a sharp "snap" (27mm wrench) and on each thread, go back and forth a few semi-turns so that the hose fitting will back off easily. The fittings on the oil filter housing aren't aluminum, but still take it slow when removing them for safety's sake. When reinstalling the new hose onto the cooler, start the threads very carefully and slowly. Run them down with the wrench and don't overtighten but at the same time, don't leave it too loose! Well, good luck. Hope this gets to you in time!

Aaron Greenberg
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