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Old 10-31-2002, 01:31 PM
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HEY: Have any of you guys run an oil cooler for street use???? Dave E Shank

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Yes they work as well as a trans cooler.If you get one, get a filter relocater and put 2 filters on it. Is this for a sbc? You will probably hear alot of inputs on this one.
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Most of the factory hotrods from Ford are
using oil coolers these days, I don't know
about GM or DC...
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I baught a 87 suburbun with a chevy 350 in it, to my suprise it had an oil cooler in it and it looked origonal, Since it comes stock on a suburban i would think that it is a good idea to have one
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Engine oil or tranny cooler? Alot of the towing packages include a tranny cooler.
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At first i thought it was a tranny cooler then when i went to pull the engine out of it there were two cooling lines going from the cooler to an adapter on where the oilfilter goes, it was deffinatly an oil cooler
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Old 10-31-2002, 11:10 PM
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Unless your towing or dragging/racing it's unnecessary and possibly even detrimental unless it has a built in thermostat to prevent overcooling. Oil is required to run over 200 degrees or the water will never boil off from the blowby.

If you have a problem then go ahead but install a temp gauge first to see if you actually need one. You will need to mount a probe in the pan or on the dipstick, I use a type k thermocouple and some crazy glue to attach it to the dipstick for testing.

Most high perf applications don't require one unless you run it hard all the time.
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Chuck makes a good point there. I would install the gauges first (monitoring engine vitals such as these is always a good thing in my mind! ) and see if you actually need it or not. I'm going to do this exact thing on both my daily driver and my 440 when it's done.
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