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i need to remove my radiator pack, does anyone know what size the oil cooler nuts are? they look 20mm +

 

it's an 88 turbo

 

Thanks

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Assuming its the same as an S3 Turbo its imperial, one and one eighth of an inch across flats.

I have an open ended spanner in the garage.

Based in Newbury Berks if you are local you are welcome to borrow it.

John

Edited by Mr_John111

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The nuts will have corroded onto the hose fittings.  They are a nightmare to get out. In most cases the cooler stems will shear of.  One route is to cut through  the hose 6-8" back from the fittings, Then rejoin later with a sleve and hose clips. Otherwise you may end up pulling new hoses through from the rear.  I think this was a Lotus bits idea.  Have you got one cooler in the middle or 2 , one each side.

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That's a fair shout mdw

However, oblivious to this when I removed the oil cooler from Sue's 84 TE I just gave it a squirt of plus gas, a little heat from an electric heat gun and the unions undid as good as gold.

I did hold / steady the pipe at the 90 degree bend to stop it turning

John

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Hi

 

I have one in the middle, I have given them a soak of WD and wont touch them over the weekend (doing a flat up) 

 

I'll give it a go with some heat and spanners if it's no go i'll cut the sleeve as you suggest malcolm.

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