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Oil cooler pipes corroded

AARON77 Jan 9, 2012

  1. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    Woke up this at 5 morning to a nice lil puddle under the car :(
    Checked the water reservoir and that was empty! Not so bad as it was str8 bak to bed for a few hours :)

    Anyway this is what I found in the day light

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    Oil cooler pipes had corroded so much that water had escaped
    Was an easy fix tho, just had to take off a a few pipes and the throttle body so I could get to oil cooler.
    Then just popped off the two pipes and sanded all the corrosion off the alloy pipes attached to the cooler.

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    Was just a case of putting it all back together

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. patTTpoa

    patTTpoa Member

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    I bet you were p****d at that time of the day!
    Good job done tho!

    Pat
     
  3. AARON77

    AARON77 Well-Known Member

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    Part n parcel of driving old bangers
    Wasn't to gutted only lost a days wages
    Was free to fix !
    Could have been worse could have happened on the motorway
     
  4. patTTpoa

    patTTpoa Member

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    You are not wrong there!

    Pat
     
  5. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Had to do the same on mine. The pipes were stuck on at the other end too, which promptly torn trying to remove them so had to buy a new pair. Not cheap at £36 inc VAT
     

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