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I've been busy tracking down a few oil leaks on my H6. So far I have changed the Valve Cover Gaskets and that helped a lot. Now it seems that I also have a leak coming from the oil cooler. I found a line of oil along the bottom of the cooler, but I wasn't sure if it was from the filter or the cooler. I tied a rubber band to the cooler to act as a dam and this showed that the oil was coming from the cooler/block and not from the filter. I had a look and couldn't see how to remove the cooler. Is there a hidden bolt? Also, would it be possible to change the gasket without removing the coolant lines?
 

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Thanks for the info and the diagram. No wonder I couldn't see the bolt. Unfortunately, I just changed the oil about 2k miles ago. Oh well, I guess it won't hurt to do it again. My oil cooler lines are pretty rusty, so I was planning on changing those as well. It will be a good chance to tackle everything at once.

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You know, I never thought of just removing the filter. I was thinking that I would have to drain the oil first. I will pull the filter this evening and tighten the bolt a bit. Sometimes is helps to keep things simple.
 

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Yesterday I pulled the filter and tightened the bolt/tube. It wasn't really loose, but I backed it off and retightened it. I reinstalled the filter and went for a 45 minute drive. I left the car in the garage overnight and checked this morning and there is no leak. I only lost about a half litre of oil when I pulled the filter. Hopefully that is the last of my oil leaks for a while.
 
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