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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII Question: I can't get the coolant cap off of the crossover tube.

 

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Spree, Cambridge City, IN, April 19, 2012, 05:30
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The cap is rusted real bad. I have to drain the coolant to fix the oil leak. How do i get the cap off crossover tube? Is their another way to add coolant and burp air out?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 19, 2012, 06:40
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    try a pair of big channel lock pliers but be gentle

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    Spree, April 19, 2012, 09:54
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    I tried that, even used a pipe wrench with a breaker bar attached, still won't budge.

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    globalhelper, April 19, 2012, 11:20
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    PULL THE WHOLE ASSM OFF AND REPLACE, THE SEAL NECK WILL BE BAD ALSO

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    Spree, April 20, 2012, 17:08
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    Finally got that cap off. Tried the pipe wrench and breaker bar again, this time it worked. Replaced oil filter housing gasket. Now I'm able to add coolant and no more oil leak!

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