That's sort of what worries me, Steve, that they might.. I don't have the
opportunity to go look at a new one, so I don't know if they're supposed to
rotate when they're taken off the radiator..
Might be a moot point because I don't want to replace a 2 year old radiator just
to continue having an oil cooler that I don't need..
I'll probably just cut the 2 hoses near the oil filter and loop them..
thanks, Steve.. I always appreciate your help...
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The threaded ones are just like a brake line on the ends. They are a
double flared tube with a flare nut behind them. Spray them with some
penetrant and they will usually come free without much work.
One you get them off you can clean them up easily and reinstall with a
dab of never seize under the flare nuts. The one nice thing with the
older units with the flare nuts was they didn't leak at the fittings
like the newer ones do.
The threaded fittings should turn.
The crimped area where the steel line and metal line meet should not
turn. If it does turn the line is junk.
If the crimped part is bad enough that it can turn I would REALLY
replace them because the other end could be as bad and you don't want
the lines to fail when your driving.
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