B5.5 1.8T Oil Cooler Seal

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B5.5 1.8T Oil Cooler Seal

Postby YASHA7FOLD on Jun Sat 10, 2017 5:59 pm

First drain the oil and remove the oil filter.

Next detach the coolant reservoir by removing the 3 phillips screws. You can keep the coolant hoses connected and move to the side. Make sure to disconnect the coolant level pigtail.
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There are 2 coolant lines connected to the oil cooler,the supply and the return. You will need to pinch off the lines so you don't lose all the coolant. Then detach the hoses.

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There is a very thin 27mm nut that holds the cooler on. When removing be careful not to damage the threads.
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The old seal will be very brittle and may be stuck to the cooler. Take the time and clean thoroughly.
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Take the time and clean all the mating surfaces involved.
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Then install the new o-ring. Make sure the o-ring seats properly.
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Reinstall the cooler and tighten the 27mm nut to spech. Re-install the coolant hoses to the cooler and take the pinch clamps off.
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Time to install a new oil filter, connect the coolant level pigtail and attach the coolant reservoir to the mounting points.
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Top off the engine oil and be on your way. :thumbsup:
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