Oil Filter Adapter/Cooler

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  1. Mystic1688

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    ok guys my oil filter adapter/cooler is leaking, anyone have any links or a good write up of disassembly/reassembly cannot find anything really excepts its a PITA and kinda straight forward!. Thanks in advance 96 Cobra 5-speed.
     
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    Where is it leaking from? The cooler to block?
     
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    I wracked it with a rubber mallet.... not so easy when inside the car.... after that there are only 3 bolts that hold the mount to the block and that gasket fails and leaks so replace it while everything is out....

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    Youre better off junking it and replacing to the non cooler type. Be sure to get one from a mustang if you decide to switch it.
     
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    It's a pouring at a steady pace it make's me think its from the weep hole but im also getting a slow drip of coolant. Ill be checking into it first thing tomorrow.
     
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    The housings do crack.... but that gasket crackers too...
     
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    I have a 5.0 but i ditched my oil cooler and just bypassed it with coolant hoses, don't regret it at all.
     
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    12mm allen key BTW.... forgot to say that and my pic is blurry...
     
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    Alright thanks for the picks and info guys! hopefully itll be fixed by tomorrow!
     
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    Alright thanks for the pics and info guys hopefully itll be fixed tomorrow!
     
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    What year's are interchangeable? i just found out its trashed and needs a whole new unit id rather just do the swap. Anything to it drawbacks?
     
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    Do you want the one in the pictures I took?
     
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    Its cobra specific. I think I have an 01 cobra one as well....
     
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    You're going to hate life when you try to get one of the bolts out of that oil cooler. That one bolt took me a few hours to get out, and that was with a tubular k member.
     
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    Are you selling yours? I might want it! I was given a 03 mach 1 oil filter adapter just have to wait till it gets here i was told it will fit with no issues but looks like it may hit the headers.

    I just drained the coolant and removed the oil filter shaft and it was alot easier than i expected. Had too since i was doing the upper and lower intake gaskets.
     
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    Sure if the mach 1 doesnt turn out send me a PM.