Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
ilikemy944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via AIM to ilikemy944
Oil cooler help... (me=dumb)

So, how in the world do I get those two bottom bolts out of the oil cooler housing? The one towards the back on the bottom, with an extension on my socket wrench to clear the housing itself is the perfect length to not allow anymovement before hitting the exhaust manifold... ?

The one towards the front has this other little thing with wires poking out of it, I'm not sure that I want to mess with it, what is it anyway?
__________________
Brad Tompkins

Current: '86 951 Sunroof Delete - '89 951 - '83 944 Spec - '08 Cayenne Turbo
Past: '88 924S Track - '86 944 16v - '87 951 - '87 951 - '88 951S - '08 Cayman S - '87 944 Track - '93 968
Old 05-09-2003, 09:50 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
FLA944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Posts: 317
Send a message via AIM to FLA944 Send a message via Yahoo to FLA944
The thingie with the wires is the pressure sending unit, just unplug and remove if needed not a big deal 10minutes

I found it much easier to just drop the manifold. Will allso allow to check the manifold gaskets.

or, the easiest is to use a wobble extension !!
__________________
'83 944 "Guards Red"
New Everything (seems like)
16" 968 Wheels
has never left garage (yet)
Old 05-09-2003, 10:12 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 122
You can get to the bottom bolts from under the car. Use a long extension from the rachet with a universal joint and a 4" short extension with the socket on the end.

Take you time. You might also have to remove the sway bar bracket, power steering pump (keep lines attached) and move the A/C lines out of the way.

When replacing the unit, use some wheel bearing greese on the housing gasket to keep it attached to the block, while you figure out how to get the housing and oil cooler back up into that tinny winny space.


Also use an alignment tool for the oil pressure sending unit otherwise your oil pressure sending unit will bind and cause other problems.
Old 05-09-2003, 12:16 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ilikemy944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via AIM to ilikemy944
I dunno about taking the manifold off, I've heard too many bad things about broken manifold studs, and believe me, if that happens, I'm up the creek... cause I'm broke :P
__________________
Brad Tompkins

Current: '86 951 Sunroof Delete - '89 951 - '83 944 Spec - '08 Cayenne Turbo
Past: '88 924S Track - '86 944 16v - '87 951 - '87 951 - '88 951S - '08 Cayman S - '87 944 Track - '93 968
Old 05-09-2003, 12:18 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ilikemy944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via AIM to ilikemy944
Ok, U-joint doohickey, that was stupid easy... However, the last hour I have been trying to get the housing out of the little hole between everything... Got the oil cooler itself out, now, how can I check to make sure its not leaking?

Quote:
Take you time. You might also have to remove the sway bar bracket, power steering pump (keep lines attached) and move the A/C lines out of the way.
Ok, sway bar bracket - how hard is it going to be to put back on? I mean, to push it back up to the mounting spot, will there be much load on it? I'm going to go re-attempt to remove the power steering pump, and I'm not sure about the a/c lines...
__________________
Brad Tompkins

Current: '86 951 Sunroof Delete - '89 951 - '83 944 Spec - '08 Cayenne Turbo
Past: '88 924S Track - '86 944 16v - '87 951 - '87 951 - '88 951S - '08 Cayman S - '87 944 Track - '93 968
Old 05-09-2003, 03:06 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
overkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,093
Send a message via AIM to overkill
Dude you dont have to remove anything to ge those bolts out. The hardest one is the lower bolt towards the front of the car. If you break your hand in 2 places you will be able to just reach it. Shove your hand up in the real good and and thrust it back and forth until you can feel it. Once you can feel it use your hand as a guide to get the extension up in there. Turn the extension slowly and straight.
__________________
{1987}944S - (SOLD).
Old 05-09-2003, 07:32 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
ilikemy944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via AIM to ilikemy944
I got it out, just can't get the housing thing out of the actual hole created by: block, some line (gold looking) at the bottom, power steering pump, water thing in the front, exhaust manifold up top...
__________________
Brad Tompkins

Current: '86 951 Sunroof Delete - '89 951 - '83 944 Spec - '08 Cayenne Turbo
Past: '88 924S Track - '86 944 16v - '87 951 - '87 951 - '88 951S - '08 Cayman S - '87 944 Track - '93 968
Old 05-09-2003, 07:43 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
overkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,093
Send a message via AIM to overkill
Dude, you have to drop your exhaust manifold to get it out. I have or had exhaust flanges that I had to drop from the bottom of the car to get the housing out. I am pretty sure it will work for you.
__________________
{1987}944S - (SOLD).
Old 05-09-2003, 08:13 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ilikemy944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via AIM to ilikemy944
Pfft... ok, pics
Pic #1: From the top, if I take this half of the exhaust manifold off, it looks like it will still not fit between the frame rail and this coolant return line (right?), which is circled in blue.


Pic#2: From the bottom, I can get it out if I can take out this line (red), but its really tight and I'm scared to mess with it too much (don't want it spewing out whatever its got in it (a/c?). It may be possible to push it back slightly, if I can get this other piece out (yellow), but I can't figure out how to get it loose. Otherwise I don't think I'm getting past this.


On another note, the seals around the cooler were definately old and completely flattened out... Looks just like the leaking air/oil seperator seals that were gone. How to make sure that the cooler itself isn't leaking?
__________________
Brad Tompkins

Current: '86 951 Sunroof Delete - '89 951 - '83 944 Spec - '08 Cayenne Turbo
Past: '88 924S Track - '86 944 16v - '87 951 - '87 951 - '88 951S - '08 Cayman S - '87 944 Track - '93 968
Old 05-10-2003, 12:31 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:24 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.