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I also vote for cleaning the system after replacing the oil cooler.
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I ordered the cooler from RockAuto as per JeanLuke's info on page 1 of this thread. $47USD and I opted for speedier delivery at $33USD which means it will arrive tomorrow according to DHL. So that equates to $120AUD delivered which is pretty good. I'll drain the coolant and get ready for fitting on the weekend. All going well I should get out of this for under $200.

Update; Scratch the $200 budget. Just got back from SuperCheap where I spent $105 on demineralized water plus coolant plus CT14 degreaser. Hopefully $250 will cover it.
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Good luck with it. If you haven't got 1/4 drive and torx bits get some. Its tight in there with the manifold on and you need to be a contortionist.

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Thanks Ben.

WRT the 1/4" drive and torx bits, I have hunted around for those including on eBay (Australian stock only as I'm not prepared to wait for the chinese slow boat). Seems the E10 is the size required but I can only find that in a 3/8" drive so that's what I've now got. Not sure it will fit in the tight spaces but will give it a go.

And I like how guys in other threads say "take out the battery tray". Shit what a job that was. To get the front bolt out I had to lift the power steering reservoir as high as possible without taking the lines off, then use a dremel to shave down the side wall of the tray so I could get a ring spanner on it. PITA. Done now so on to the next problem.
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Part of working on WG's is training with a circus contortionist. Did we forgot to mention that?
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What I need is a mini-me. Well that wouldn't make any difference as I just tried the E10 socket and got it on the upper passenger side bolt but there's no way in hell I'm going to get that with a ratchet driver into that gap. I tried a standard ring spanner on a bolt that is accessible and the same size on the inlet manifold and I managed to get it undone so it can be done with a ring spanner. However the raised lip around the edge of the cooler mounting plate prevents the ring spanner getting onto the bolt. That and the myriad of shit around the place. I'm keen to hear what tools others used in this situation. I'm tempted to get the dremel out and grind down that raised lip on the cooler so I can get the ring spanner on it.

I've poured myself a drink to wash away the frustration. I'll continue to ponder it all in the meantime.
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Part of working on WG's is training with a circus contortionist. Did we forgot to mention that?
I have a KJ CRD. Not much better.
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This guy looks the go.

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Often you'll find a metric ring spanner or socket will do the job on Torx bolts. I'll try to crack the bolt with the correct tool ( I have sockets, ring spanners, ratchet spanners) and they will use a ringy that'll have a little more freedom to work the bolt in a tight space.

Also just because it's a Torx there now, it doesn't need to stay that way. I've replaced a few bolts with hex heads as they're often easier to work within some positions.
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