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Do you have a write up on the oil cooler?
How much did it help?

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Do you have a write up on the oil cooler?
How much did it help?

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I just put in a sandwich plate at the filter and ran 1/2" lines up to the factory auto trans cooler ports on my radiator. It allows the engine to come up to temp faster and more uniformly.





I the hose clamps on the tube were temporary. I used 1/2 compression fitting to 1/2" barb to join the hose to the tube.

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I ended up finding a filter with the same thread, diameter,and O ring, but its 6.982" long. The NAPA # is 1773. (the Purolater was L400017) I also found a 1333 is a little bigger around (3.7") and 6.982" long, but it is valved different it was 30psi where as the 1773 and 1515 are 8-10 psi.
I was thinking about the 90* adapter years ago but have been busy with other things. I know the larger filter will fit in my truck (2.3) and might give it a shot...just a question...

You mentioned the filter was 30 psi and the 1773 was only 8-10 psi...are you saying that the larger oil filter reduces oil pressure?

That would be a boon to someone like me who's engine is suffering a bit of blow-by and sees the oil being pushed out of the engine like it was free...

I also have a rad that has the workings for auto transmission cooling and I bought it in case I decided to go automatic transmission some day...using it as an oil cooler was a thought I had but nice to see someone actually doing that...might incorporate that some day too...:)

Anyway, if you could answer the question about oil pressure I'd appreciate it...:icon_thumby:
 

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The 1773 is the same as the 1515. The 1333 was higher, which was why I didn't use it.

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Ah, OK...might have a look into the bigger oil filter...it might help a bit with keeping the pressure down...if not at least there will be more oil in there to slosh around...:)
 

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I just put in a sandwich plate at the filter and ran 1/2" lines up to the factory auto trans cooler ports on my radiator. It allows the engine to come up to temp faster and more uniformly..
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Not really following some of this logic. The oil getting cooled is going to help the engine to heat up faster? I would think that with both the oil and water circulating thru the systems would distribute the heat rather effectively. Without a cooler does the water come up to operating temp before the oil or the other way around?
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In my experience, water first, so after intial startup the coolant warms the oil.

Most auto trans coolers utilize both the oil to water cooler and an oil to air cooler.

This way ir heats up faster, but runs cooler.
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I also am running a 180 t stat and a weak electric fan that needs to be upgraded.

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I guess what caused me to ask is that a couple of weeks ago had the intake gasket replaced and three days later, temp gauge was jump9ing high and back to normal real quick. Took it back and the temp at the thermostat was 185 and 125 in upper hose (must have been the gauge, no problem since). Radiator was cold enough I could stick my finger in filler neck and not feel much. This is after water was up to temp. Maybe a longer drive would have caused the thermostat to open more often. With that situation, the water just doesn't get hot enough to heat the oil. It wasn't all that cold at the time but between 20-30 outside.
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Just bought the #1773 filter from NAPA yesterday, but not time for an oilchange yet, I will put it on when I take my winter tires off for the season, and switch from 0W30 to 10W30 for summertime.
 

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Bigger does not mean better. There was a guy that really got into comparing filters. In general the more expensive filters have alot more pleats in the filter element giving them more surface area to actually filter. Do regular oil changes with motorcraft filters every 5K and clean replace the breather filter regular so the pcv is not sucking dirty air in the crankcase. Change the PCV with spark plugs. Nothing replaces regular preventive maintenance, what you save in fuel economy figure how much you spend in fuel for every 5,000 miles at 16 mpg your spending over $1400. A new PCV with spark plugs can easily pay for your oil changes and tuneups in fuel economy.
 


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