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Old 5/5/12, 09:24 AM   #1
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Oil Cooler Installed

The install took about two hours and added absolutely no horsepower or torque. I used regular hand tools and a small 0-50 in lb torque wrench. I changed the oil while I was doing this and it's about half a quart low. Should I fill it or just let it be?
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Old 5/6/12, 02:08 AM   #2
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Fill it.
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By adding the cooler, you increased the capacity of the system so you will need to be sure it is filled properly at all future oil changes, especially if you have a shop do it.
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Yep, fill it. I've been thinking of adding this to my Mustang.
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where does the water come from? Do you have to splice into the cooling water lines?
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where does the water come from? Do you have to splice into the cooling water lines?
Edit: Looks like it gets water from the lower radiator outlet.

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where does the water come from? Do you have to splice into the cooling water lines?
It's a liquid to liquid cooler. The stock lower radiator hose is replaced with one that has two ports ( wish I would have took a pic of this) those ports have two lines that connect to the pump or whatever that thing is. As hot oil leaves the engine it passes by cool anti-freeze and and is returned to the engine cooler than it left it. We use the same principle on aircraft engines but we use fuel to cool the oil. In a aircraft you don't want your fuel to get too cold, hence the oil heats the fuel and the fuel cools the oil.
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Edit: Looks like it gets water from the lower radiator outlet.
The water never leaves the lower hose. The hot oil just passes by it.
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As you can see the first picture shows the stock hose. The 2nd shows the replacement hose with the oil ports. The 3rd shows the the supply and return lines connected.
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Thanks for posting this. I have been thinking about buying one of these and installing it myself. Were you able to do this with the car on jack stands or do you have a lift? My 86 VW GTI had this style of cooler from the factory. Had a digital oil temp indicator too.
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Where did you get the oil cooler from? How much did it cost?
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Is this the same cooler used on the Boss?
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Go here:

http://www.cjponyparts.com/product.a...paign=shopping
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For 11/12's only? Or ok for 13's too?
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Thanks for posting this. I have been thinking about buying one of these and installing it myself. Were you able to do this with the car on jack stands or do you have a lift? My 86 VW GTI had this style of cooler from the factory. Had a digital oil temp indicator too.
It can be done with jack stands, but so much easier with a lift.
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Is this the same cooler used on the Boss?
Yes it is.
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Where did you get the oil cooler from? How much did it cost?
Mine came from here, but it was not on sale at that time.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-b...oler-1112.html
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For 11/12's only? Or ok for 13's too?
It will work on a '13
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Let us know if you see a difference in operating temperature -- under heavy load, or beyond the bounds of the thermostat-managed range.

I'm considering one for my late summer drive through Arizona.
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Let us know if you see a difference in operating temperature -- under heavy load, or beyond the bounds of the thermostat-managed range.

I'm considering one for my late summer drive through Arizona.
I wish I could and I understand your concerns but I do not have a oil temp gauge. I confident that it does what it is supposed to.
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