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Offline justanothernoob

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B6 S4 - oil cooler O-ring replacement
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:17:19 pm »
The dreaded oil leak guzzling oil like an 18 year old college chick with Daddy Issues at Spring Break

Apparently it's a (common) known issue and just requires removal of the front end (bumper, radiators and alternator), removal of the oil cooler cover and replacement of 2 o-rings.
Parts are less than 20 bucks but it's 5 hours' labour and Mister 12's college fund begrudges me spending that ammount of money to fit $20 parts!

So I'm going to try tackling this myself. I did the radiator last year with some help from a mate (it was helpful having a 2nd pair of hands and eyes to make sure I don't do anything dumb!) but he's not in Auckland anymore.

There used to be a good bloke (I think called Gem) but I've lost his deets. Any Auckland mechanics on here able to help me do this?

Offline the phantom

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Re: B6 S4 - oil cooler O-ring replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 02:21:48 pm »
yup, Jem, used to be in Point Chev (possibly still is) user name BB, has been around this year after a long time out, try PMing him;u=920

from my experience with the MK4 Golf there's nothing too scary about taking bumper etc off, you'll probably need torx bits, probably video on Y-T to guide you, just take your time and take photos of how it all came off
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Offline justanothernoob

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Re: B6 S4 - oil cooler O-ring replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 03:19:11 pm »

that's the chappy - thanks :)

Yeah - taking the bumper off is pretty simple and there's a really good YouTube on it by some Eastern-block guy. But it's big and cumbersome enough that a 2nd pair of hands helps avoid scratches :)  The only challenging part was with getting the bottom hose back onto the back of the radiator when reinstalling - a bit fiddly even for my little hands!!!

I'll PM Jem just now - thanks muchly :)