I will be replacing this tomorrow on my bug. First I am stopping by the pick and pull to grab another 27mm nut to act as a jamb nut to get the tube out. My question is, do I need a deep well 27mm socket or will a standard one work.
Go deep! I'm pretty sure you will need it. Hopefully you can buy a single socket. Sometimes they run about 20 or 30 bucks each when you get up in that size range. 27 is a common number though,I use mine all the time.
I didn't remove the tube when I changed my gasket. I did have to drain the coolant, though, because the cooling hoses are just not quite long enough to allow you to slip the cooler off the tube with them attached.
Ok so I went ahead and picked up a deep well 27mm. I believe I would have been fine to use the standard 27 I had in my craftsman set. I picked up a gasket from the dealer, got my extra jamb nut , and also picked up an alternator from the yard. Hopefully I"ll get it repaired tomorrow.
Just did this yesterday, after the oRing came in at Advanced Auto. Got a deep 27mm socket at Lowes, didn't want to have to make a return trip if a short socket wasn't deep enough!
I was able to get the cooler unit off and back on without removing the pipe, but it wasn't overly easy. ViceGrips were AWOL from my toolbox...
Advance Auto had 2 different parts for Oil Cooler Gasket/Oring. One looked like the seal from an oil filter (square edges along ring), the other was an Oring with two little tabs on the inside of the ring. I went with the Oring since it looked more like the old ring except for the tabs. (surely I won't regret this, he tries to reassure himself)
Now, on to the NEXT minor outpatient surgery for my NB