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oil cooler location/type
Posted 09 March 2004 - 08:37 PM
first off many thanks to WJM for promptly sending out the oil cooler adapter.
I have some ideas.
#1 I have a tranny cooler off a dodge diplomat. measures aprox 12" by 6" and 2" thick. it will fit in front of the a/c condensor. plumbing will be tricky but as long as it stays small (hose ID) It will work. dont know if running a tranny cooler is a good idea though.
#2 plumb it into the radiator where the tranny cooler lines are supposed to go. once again a tranny cooler? and lack of actual cooling.
#3 A volvo OIL cooler. rather small but its meant for oil and can be mounted closer to the source.
I have acess to hyd. hose equipment so building my own lines will not be a problem. hydraulic hoses are super durable and can be removed easy.
any ideas? experience?
yes I tried a search first.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:18 PM
Yes, i used a trans oil cooler as well.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:39 PM
seriously though I see what you have going there. thats along the lines of my plan #1.
I think my cooler is more restrictive than that one. a limited flow ability thru the cooler should not affect the vehicles Oil pressure or flow right?
oiling systems make me nervous. just want to do it up right.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:41 PM
And I did have some leaking issues...just make sure everything is tight.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:47 PM
has anyone else installed one yet? I know you distributed a few others.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:48 PM
Ive gotten no word from anyone else. Ive sent out alot...more than 10 i think..
Posted 09 March 2004 - 11:04 PM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 02:55 PM
When I bought my EA81T engine, the junkyard wanted to charge me extra for the oil cooler, so I left it behind. Since then, I've been looking for a good alternative. I looked at a Volvo unit, and they are a good bit larger than the factory EA81T units. I think that's what I'll use.
What type of hose are you guys using to connect your oil coolers?
Posted 10 March 2004 - 03:14 PM
from what i am read on how auto trannys work
usually the tranny units and the oil cooler units are pretty much the same stuff you get out of a jegs or other perfomance catalog is usually universal unless specified
just look at the psi rating on the coolers if its good for over 50 you should be ok
i mean lets face it how many have seen soob pressure over 40? or even 30 hehe
Posted 10 March 2004 - 03:32 PM
I wonder what CCR has to say about oil coolers mabey I will ask. dont want to void a waranty.
oh as for the hose issue. like I said I make up hydraulic lines that are good for 3000 psi or higher with crimped on fittings. JIC connections that are really easy to remove. they are really strong. did it on a VW rabbit once. came out really nice.
Posted 10 March 2004 - 10:08 PM
BTW: Hayden automotive makes these adapters and coolers that i use.
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