Originally Posted by jeepers creepers
i'm having hard time to keep the engine running at the right temp, i'm thinking about an engine oil cooler...
What coolant (or oil) temps are you seeing under various conditions:
• under a light load (light throttle cruise)
• under a heavy load (towing or hard running, hills, offroad, etc.)
• stop and go in-city driving
• open road/highway speeds
Knowing this will tell a lot about how the cooling system is performing in general and whether there's an actual need for an oil cooler.
BTW, using an auxiliary tranny cooler (if AT) can help by removing much of the load caused by the AT from the cooling system.
The load on the oil pump/distributor gear will not be significantly increased by using a cooler as long as it's plumbed correctly. Using small diameter plumbing and 90 degree-plus fittings will cause a lot of restriction and should be avoided if at all possible.