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OIl Cooler fittings frozen

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by dwolff706, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. dwolff706

    dwolff706 Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi All,
    I have a 67 SV and am stuck in the dissasembly process. Any suggestions on how to remove the fittings (1" and 1.25"), I can't get them to surrender on either end.

    Wasn't sure if heating with a torch would be ok...

    Well then, I will try harder!
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  2. agmason54

    agmason54 Donation Time

    Bigger wrenches, more ass..fire bad.
  3. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    Fire definitely bad. Been there, done that, and got the pieces of a cooler to prove it.

    The threaded ends are soldered on. Or, at least they were before I tried heating the nuts to get them off. But, I had used lots of penetrating oil and a pretty big-assed wrench without success, so I am not sure if anything else was going to do the trick either. I guess it depends on whether or not you want to keep the cooler.
  4. Bikesandfires

    Bikesandfires Donation Time

    Make sure your wrenches are fitting the nut and the stationary fitting nut snug. Then hold pressure on the one that needs to turn and have a helper give it a good whack with your favorite Chevy wrench. Good solid impact will break it loose easier then just pulling on the wrench.
  5. dwolff706

    dwolff706 Gold Level Sponsor

    thanks all

    got them broken free, rubber mallet came through right before I was going to reach for the dead-blow...

    Thanks for the sage advice

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