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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #15 on: 20 June 2019, 16:42:37 »

Notching a deep offset ring spanner may be the way forward then :-\

A decent offset should clear the sump.
Removing the filter and bushing will also help re access ;)
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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #16 on: 20 June 2019, 17:07:10 »

The key thing with the oil cooler pipes is to use something that acts such that it maintains the shape of the hex fitting, gripping on just two sides, on one that is tight (and I have seen some that are F-tight) it distorts the fitting pretty badly.

Crows foots allow you a cheap means to do this and you can use a big ish bar on them if needed

This was something I read elsewhere (on OOF) so even a 'proper' crowsfoot but the open-ended will be no good, it needs to be a flare spanner-type. Or, as mentioned, an adapted ring spanner.

Will dig around in my old spanners tomorrow, if I've got something that can be adapted, then all the better, if not then just get a cheapy (flare type) set   :y
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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #17 on: 20 June 2019, 17:20:04 »

The key thing with the oil cooler pipes is to use something that acts such that it maintains the shape of the hex fitting, gripping on just two sides, on one that is tight (and I have seen some that are F-tight) it distorts the fitting pretty badly.

Crows foots allow you a cheap means to do this and you can use a big ish bar on them if needed

Crow's foot act on just two side too  :-\

Did you mean flare nut spanner?
My crowsfoot ones are 6 sided - like a 6 sided ring, but with a slot (and a 3/8ths square for a rachet).  Not sure if they are misnamed though.

I think they are Draper Expert.
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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #18 on: 20 June 2019, 18:38:25 »

That's the set I was going to buy, which for the price are very good quality...
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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #19 on: 21 June 2019, 09:08:22 »

The key thing with the oil cooler pipes is to use something that acts such that it maintains the shape of the hex fitting, gripping on just two sides, on one that is tight (and I have seen some that are F-tight) it distorts the fitting pretty badly.

Crows foots allow you a cheap means to do this and you can use a big ish bar on them if needed

Crow's foot act on just two side too  :-\

Did you mean flare nut spanner?

Nope, four sides and a bit of the other two  :y

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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #20 on: 21 June 2019, 11:04:37 »

The key thing with the oil cooler pipes is to use something that acts such that it maintains the shape of the hex fitting, gripping on just two sides, on one that is tight (and I have seen some that are F-tight) it distorts the fitting pretty badly.

Crows foots allow you a cheap means to do this and you can use a big ish bar on them if needed

Crow's foot act on just two side too  :-\

Did you mean flare nut spanner?

Nope, four sides and a bit of the other two  :y



The set I have are just like them :y
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Re: Oil Cooler Crowsfoot....
« Reply #21 on: 21 June 2019, 13:55:36 »

I'm presuming the '12' sided (you know what I mean) ones will be fine for the Coolant unions? I know from an engineering standpoint a 6 sided is better, but of course gives less freedom to rotate - given such a tight area a '12' may be easier. Do we concur?  :)
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