Beehive Oil Cooler

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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by Marc S » Sat May 19, 2012 9:47 am

Yeah, I might have to go spanner shopping :)

I really can't see these o-rings closing the gap...unless I have no o-rings in there now, and the 2 inserts that are already fitted should remain? Can't see that being right???
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by Marc S » Sat May 19, 2012 9:59 am

I guess the other two o-rings would go between the beehive and the bottom plate - the bit that the haynes tells you to "never loosen" ;)
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by TOOL » Sat May 19, 2012 11:53 am

What inserts are you talking about?

The beehive should bolt down straight onto the rear plate. Orings go on there. Can you separate the pedestal from the beehive itself? If so, that must be where the other 2 orings go.

I gave a spare to KiwiDave so don't have one here to look at. Going from memory. Soz.
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by Marc S » Sat May 19, 2012 1:32 pm

I guess the inserts are the existing o-rings - but they are quite thick, and have a conical shape in the centre, they look more like machined parts than squashed o-rings...I didn't fully remove the beehive, just lifted it enough to gain access, but I couldn't see any o-rings the top part, only these parts that were in the bottom section...

I have been out and bought a 23mm spanner, so I'll have a better look later :)
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by TOOL » Sun May 20, 2012 9:39 pm

I sneaked a peak at a spare beehive I had sitting around while I was doing some work on my cars. Dunno why I kept it. I'll never use it.

2 orings between the beehive and pedestal:

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2 orings between the pedestal and rear plate:

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Just orings. No other funky stuff. Nothing that can't easily be pulled apart and put back together either.
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by Lucky » Sun May 20, 2012 9:49 pm

What's the beehive made from, alloy or steel? If you don't be wanting it, and it's alloy, Mr Tool sir, the thought occurs mine would look a lot nicer as a polished one than a manky peeling-off-paint-and-transfer one like it currently is... ;) You need to clear out your lockup a bit anyway :D

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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by TOOL » Sun May 20, 2012 10:16 pm

Lucky wrote:What's the beehive made from, alloy or steel? If you don't be wanting it, and it's alloy, Mr Tool sir, the thought occurs mine would look a lot nicer as a polished one than a manky peeling-off-paint-and-transfer one like it currently is... ;) You need to clear out your lockup a bit anyway :D
You can have it but you have to come collect it.

I know where everything is in my lock up. i just have to find space for that damn 12AT and I'm sorted.
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by Lucky » Mon May 21, 2012 1:12 pm

TOOL wrote:You can have it but you have to come collect it.

I know where everything is in my lock up. i just have to find space for that damn 12AT and I'm sorted.
I'm sure you do know where everything is... except the space :lol:

You going to Japshow, Mr Tool sir?

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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by TOOL » Mon May 21, 2012 2:42 pm

Lucky wrote:
TOOL wrote:You can have it but you have to come collect it.

I know where everything is in my lock up. i just have to find space for that damn 12AT and I'm sorted.
I'm sure you do know where everything is... except the space :lol:

You going to Japshow, Mr Tool sir?
The space is between my ears where I like it!

Dunno about Japshow. Was a bit lame last year.
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Re: Beehive Oil Cooler

Post by KiwiDave » Tue May 22, 2012 3:19 am

Marc S wrote:I guess the inserts are the existing o-rings - but they are quite thick, and have a conical shape in the centre, they look more like machined parts than squashed o-rings...I didn't fully remove the beehive, just lifted it enough to gain access, but I couldn't see any o-rings the top part, only these parts that were in the bottom section...

I have been out and bought a 23mm spanner, so I'll have a better look later :)
Marc, are you at the workshop Tuesday or Wednesday? If so, I could come over and take a look. I got 4 O rings as well but only used two. I assume that the other two would be used if you completely dissassembled the cooler, ie the nuts that mazda say 'do not loosen'.

If the old o rings are anything like mine were, they won't resemble anything. Mine were completely flat and took a bit of removing, breaking into pieces as I did so.
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