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Help! Oil cooler fittings leaking on new gt6!


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Firstly can I say hello to everyone as this is my first post and sorry if I've not quite got this in the correct section, I will learn over time I'm sure!

 

Unfortunately my first post is a plea for help. I've just purchased a mark 2 gt6 (will get pics up at some point). My initial experience has involved a 150 mile trip on a break down vehicle, fuses blowing(now sorted), alternator not working properly (again now sorted) and I still can't drive it because there is an oil leak and quite a serious one at that.

 

It has an oil cooler fitted and the joints going into the housing are leaking. Can anyone help me by telling me how to get these apart and can I use some ptfe or similar product to try and make them good again? I've hopefully copied a picture below. Many thanks in advance.

 

Steve

 

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they just unscrew with a spanner,,  be careful the pipe nuts can be cross threaded , more so at the cooler and being alloy you have a endless problem

 

the threaded inserts in the filter body are steel and you should be quite able to remove and reseal the flared ends and loctite hydraulic seal may be better than PTFE which can get forced out with the pressure ,its try what you have 

dont overtighten the nuts some installations use a fibre washer on the pipe flare  ,  it a look see job

 

the hoses can be very stiff and not pliable easy to refit ,, get it all well aligned 

 

Pete

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Thanks Pete. I've listened the lower nut but then it just tried to twist the hose so presume I need to loosen the upper nut first to allow for the twisting to take place as you unscrew it. I presume I can just take them off or will I end up with oil running everywhere as they come loose?

 

Really appreciate this as I'm dying to drive the car!

 

Steve

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I should probably add that I had excessive pressure causing it to run terribly but it had one of those mini filters on the rocker breather pipe which has now been replace with a piece of hose that I'm pushing under the car for now. It seems to now run well but upon driving has resulted in this leak. I hope the two aren't related.

 

The nuts by the way are tightened up to the extreme!

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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Steve,

Yes, the upper nut is the one to loosen, the lower is a fixed fitting in the filter housing.

Those hoses are fairly standard for hydraulic applications, so should

A/  be within their performance spec for leaks by about 99%!

B/ easy to replace if needed, by finding a local hydraulics specialist.  Try Yellow pages.

 

John

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Thanks for all of your help. I've cleaned it all up and put it back on. Unfortunately it looks like the leak is not the fixing into the adapt or but at the crimp part around the bottom of the hoses. Hence it is probably a case of getting new hoses. That said I'm thinking of removing it altogether given the kind of driving I'm likely to be doing is going to be far from racing it about so I don't think the cooler is really necessary.

 

Really appreciate all of your help.

 

Steve

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