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Old 25 Mar 2011, 01:29 pm
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Noticed a leak under the car, see that the engine oil cooler is dripping at one of the fins. Searching comes up with a part # but nothing more. Guess I'll try to J/B Weld it and see if it holds before buying and replacing the part.

Anyone had this leak before? Makes me wonder what's next.
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Old 25 Mar 2011, 08:46 pm
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Turbo's have air - oil coolers?

Don't think JB welds gonna help, you could see if someone could 'solder'
the defect. They make Aluminum soldering rods, VERY difficult to use.
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Old 25 Mar 2011, 09:25 pm
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Noticed a leak under the car, see that the engine oil cooler is dripping at one of the fins. Searching comes up with a part # but nothing more. Guess I'll try to J/B Weld it and see if it holds before buying and replacing the part.

Anyone had this leak before? Makes me wonder what's next.
I'm not sure if you can use a universal part but EBAY has them cheap enough if you do need one. Good luck

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Old 26 Mar 2011, 11:04 am
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Yep, Turbos have oil cooler's. Part # is 04884242AC. It is part of the oil filter mount, so the ones on eBay won't fit (I looked already). If the J/B Weld doesn't hold, I'll be visiting the local dealer
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Old 26 Mar 2011, 03:14 pm
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Don't trust JB in this case. I had to replace one on a customers PT after he hit a FOREIGN object in the road.

Drain oil and then remove filter. Theres a joke here, but I won't go there.

Drain radiator and then remove the two coolant lines from the oil cooler.

Remove the center "bolt" that holds the cooler onto the oil filter housing.

Before you install the new cooler, make sure the "seal" is in place between the filter housing and the cooler unit. Also make sure the locating "tab" is seated in the cooler. I've added some pics of my home made "really big" filter mod that shows the tab on the outside rim of the stock housing. Did I say it's a really big filter.

Tighten the center "bolt" to around 40 ft lbs. if I remember correctlly. I'll check and let you know if it's not correct.

Reinstall the coolant lines.

Install drain plug and new filter.

Refill with antifreeze and bleed the system.

Refill with oil

Start engine and check for leaks.

I may have missed somthing obvious here. Let common sense rule if something doesn't ring true or feel free to ask more questions.

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