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    Astra 1.7dti oil cooler bypass, what pipe to use?

    The oil cooler on my astra dti is leaking oil into the cooling system, ive taken the rubber oil pipes off the cooler, but I need something to join them together.

    The pipes look like they are best joined when they are next to each other so I would need a "u" piece connector but i cant find one, i can only find a silicone 10mm 90 degree connector on ebay which i dont think will work, the pipes will be too bent.

    Copper plumbing pipe would probably do the job, but i dont think i could get it bent into a small enough "u" shape.

    If I had the right pipe it would be a 5 minute job, but without it im stuck.

    I was wondering what people normally use to bypass the cooler?


    Also after reading up I see people join the coolant pipes aswell when bypassing the cooler, I couldnt see the coolant pipes going into the cooler. Do I really need to find them and bypass those aswell?

    If anyone can help i would really appreciate it, i want to get my car back on the road asap

    Thanks
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    Re: Astra 1.7dti oil cooler bypass, what pipe to use?

    Hi can anyone help with this please?

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    Re: Astra 1.7dti oil cooler bypass, what pipe to use?

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    keyline, any builders merchant will supply plumbing gear you will find a copper U pipe there

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