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Old 11-09-2010, 07:01 PM
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i have an oil leak coming from my driver side, it started last winter when it got really cold then when it warmed up it stopped like the seals swealled up, no its cold out its doing it again, it looks like its coming from the round cylinder right below my manifold, im told its the oil cooler??? this hard to fix?

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:12 PM
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Nope its pretty easy. Remove the inner fender well. Move the steering shaft. Two bolts that hold it to the timing cover and three in the rear. Get a new cooler assebly from Ford. Make sure you lube the seals real good(two on each end, if they rip on install you'll get coolant in the oil) and you'll need a shop press to put it all together.

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:11 AM
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so its probably worth the 65 bucks to have it done, since the seals are gonna cost me right around 55? then pay ta have it pressed together
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:19 AM
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Nope its pretty easy. Remove the inner fender well. Move the steering shaft. Two bolts that hold it to the timing cover and three in the rear. Get a new cooler assebly from Ford. Make sure you lube the seals real good(two on each end, if they rip on install you'll get coolant in the oil) and you'll need a shop press to put it all together.

You do not need to use a press to reinstall it. Just a little bit of weight and it pushs right back together...
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:36 AM
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so about how long does it usually take ta do this?

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do you need any specialty tools to do this or just the average tools?

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On a Super Duty, you basically only need a 10mm socket with a short extension and a drain bucket (since you'll lose a couple gallons of coolant).

There is a gasket on each end (one on the front adapter to the front cover and one from the rear adapter to the block) and 4 o-rings (two blue, two green).

On a 95-97, loosen the driver's motor mount, and use an engine hoist to lift the left side of the engine a little. The cooler goes in and comes out the same way as the SD trucks.

I've done so many that I've gotten them down to about 35 minutes start to finish.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:14 PM
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so do i need to replace the gaskets too or just the seals? about how much oil will i loose? what do i use to lube the seals just fresh new oil?
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You will have to do the gaskets as well. Nothing major, just aluminum plate with rubber seals around the orifices.

You have to take the oil filter off. You will lose about 2 quarts.

I use "assemblee goo" (transmission assembly gel) to lube the o-rings.

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Great pictures!!! That will really help people out.

I hate doing them (mine is leaking coolant a bit) because there a pain.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:44 PM
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so the cooler just pulls apart and pushes back together? and yes great pictures, so just pull the inner fender the steering shaft and oil filter?

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