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Old 03-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Engine Oil Cooler Worth it?

down here in florida the summers get quite hot and wheeling in the summer will be pretty stresful on my engine, i plan on buying the Poison Spyder Hood Louvers for the heat to escape easier, but ive looked into engine oil coolers and figure i could do a setup for under $100 but im just wondering is there a noticeable/beneficial difference? does anyone have an Engine Oil Cooler setup??

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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In your hot climate, which is very similiar to where I live minus the humidity, I think it would be a great idea. Remember...a great deal of heat is transferred to the oil from critical areas of the motor. Adding a cooler...not a bad idea at all sir.

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I have be wondering the same. In the days when I played with small block chevys, an oil cooler with a remote filter mount were the way to go. I have not seen anything like that for a Jeep... With all the posts I see about oil presure, something like that might help.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Many of use wheel our Jeeps very hard, in hot climates, and don't overheat and have zero engine problems. I can't argue that there aren't any gains to keeping your oil at a proper temp, but I can argue that it's not enough of a real world gain to be worth the time/money.

If it hot oil was a real issue external oil coolers would be a popular thing among the Jeep community. It's not though, the stock cooling system does a perfectly fine job of keeping the engine and oil at the correct temp.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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The Idea is pretty simple I think, if you get the actual radiator part (not sure the actual name of it) but get that and run some hoses to an adapter that screws between the engine block and oil filter

http://www.jegs.com/i/Derale/259/153...ductId=1335934

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Performan...t_pn=T%2fD1350
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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The Idea is pretty simple I think, if you get the actual radiator part (not sure the actual name of it) but get that and run some hoses to an adapter that screws between the engine block and oil filter

Derale 15302 Derale Engine Sandwich Adapter Kits

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Performan...t_pn=T%2fD1350
How do you plan on controlling the temperature of the oil? Overcooled oil isn't much better than overheated oil.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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An aux engine oil cooler simply isn't needed. The radiator/cooling system takes care of keeping the engine & oil at the right temperature.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #8
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That answers the question, when I was playing with small block chevys, the radiator was doing all it could do to keep the water temp. where it needed to be. Jeeps are an awsome thing.....

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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Another thing to remember is an oil cooler adds complexity and one more thing that can go wrong out on the trail. When I used to ride Harley's, I had a rock fly up and hit my oil cooler. It was not a pretty sight. I had to re-route the hoses on the side of the road. Not a hard job, but I ditched the cooler after that and never had any problems.

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