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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Able to re-use stock oil coolers?

One of my winter projects was replacing the oil line fittings so I pulled the front clam and decided to replace all lines w/-10AN lines and fittings. I was hoping to keep the stock coolers, and I got 3/4 fittings off off but the fourth ended up stripping the male BSP port on the drivers side cooler. Anyone able to re-use them or is this pretty common? Ended up purchasing two new coolers which stinks.

No one has found a suitable true -10AN cooler with the awkward connection configuration of the stockers, correct?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 09:33 AM
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Stripping or breaking the fittings seems to be a common problem. FYI - Robert Konick (British Racing Group) has a pair in stock as of right now.

The new owner of RLS is Austin, you can contact him at: Austin0Barrett <<<< @ >>>> gmail <<<< dot >>>> com
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 09:44 AM
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The stock oil coolers are inefficient bull**** and overpriced.

Now that you've replaced the fittings, you're better off with one superior oil cooler.
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