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Old 6/9/18, 12:04 AM
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Boss 302 oil cooler?

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I'm gonna be doing my car's first coolant flush and I thought about adding an oil cooler since I'll be draining the coolant. My questions are, is worth it? Has anyone installed it and noticed a difference in oil temps?

I will say that I don't track my car (road course) not sure if It'll be worth it since I do not track my car, but every once in a while I'll do some spirited driving.

Hoping to get some feedback from you guys about this, it would be appreciated.

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Generally if you are not tracking the car, then there is no need. Have you ever had a problem with high oil temps?

If you do plan to track the car, there are better options than the Boss one; I think Mishumoto (sp?) makes a good one.
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Generally if you are not tracking the car, then there is no need. Have you ever had a problem with high oil temps?

If you do plan to track the car, there are better options than the Boss one; I think Mishumoto (sp?) makes a good one.
Thanks for the response, man

Not really having problems with high oil temps. I more so just thought an oil cooler should be something I should have for added insurance.

So the mishimoto is a better option than the boss 302 oil cooler? Hmmm, I'll keep that in mind for when I decide to pull the trigger on getting an oil cooler

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also keep in mind Boss and Track Pack cars (with the Boss oil cooler, radiator and large 8QT oil pan) call for different oil viscosity of 5W-50. Thicker oil to protect the engine components and it soaks up more heat from the engine.



With the slightly smaller GT cooler you'd just be adding more heat to the fluid, which on the street should be ok, but not really necessary.
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I wouldn't do it. If you actually need an oil cooler you want an oil to air cooler NOT oil to water. If you have a Boss 302 or track pack car with the factory cooler you also have a larger radiator. If you don't have one of these models you have a smaller radiator and the factory oil to water cooler will put extra stress on the smaller radiator. Even with the larger radiator some people have experienced overheating during hard track use. Ford found early on in the Coyote's development that oil temps rose pretty rapidly when engine speed exceeded 4,000 rpm for any length of time. Street, drag racing or autocross is generally of short enough duration that this isn't a problem. Serious road racing is another matter and real coolers for the engine, transmission and rear end are usually needed. Track days tend to fall somewhere in the middle. If in doubt oil to air is the way to go. The downside to oil to air is winter weather if you live in a temperate climate. If you don't have some means of diverting the oil from the cooler in cold temps the oil may never come up to a normal operating temp.
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. Sounds like an air to oil cooler is the way to go in the future.

thanks again guys!
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