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Old 08-18-2009, 09:46 AM
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I am looking for input about installing an engine oil cooler. I am currently running a Pontiac 487 cu. in. motor in a street/strip car and want to keep the oil temp under control with limited street cruising. The engine has 13.7:1 static comp and operates at 180 degrees (or less) water temp at the track or on the street (in limited street traffic). I noticed that the oil temp starts to climb a little above 212 degrees with some stop and go traffic but drops a little after I start up again. The issue is, on hot days, the oil temp stays at or above 215 degrees. This seems kinda high to me and got me thinking about a cooler.
1. Does using a cooler and remote oil filter create issues for the wet sump oil pump?
2. Would I loose oil volume and or pressure because of the longer pathway the oil has to travel before it gets back to the engine? Thanks for your input.

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Old 08-18-2009, 10:15 AM
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Your oil temp is fine. You want it to be at or a little above the boiling point of water (212) to evaporate water and other contaminants out of the oil. This is the stuff pulled out of the crankcase by the PCV system. I seem to remember reading somewhere that 200-220 would be normal operating range in an automotive application.
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X 2. It needs to be 215 at a minimum to boil out condensation nastiness. High oil temp isn't a worry until it hits 280.
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I think I saw a thermostatic controlled pancake filter adapter in Summit. Didn't read about it, but it would seem to allow your oil to reach the proper temp and then start to cool after it goes above that, much like the normal cooling system.

Just a thought. Now that I read this thread, I think perhaps that would be the way to go if one wants to keep the oil cool.
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Thanks for your reply(s). I didn't think about the condensation issue relating to temp. Makes sense. Great. No oil cooler needed. Saves me $$$ for parts I really need.
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