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Old 10-10-2006, 11:14 AM
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I don't recall seeing one of those when I was dismantling my motor. If I have one, I'll sell it cheap. I need the space.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:23 PM
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in all honestly if the used version and the radiator shops treatments dont pan out, just get that oil filter sandwich plate I showed ya and run a BM kit like NCSU showed up there. The blockoff plate for the OEM oil cooler should be uber cheap - like 10 bux...lol

Just trying to help out...
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:46 PM
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Just out of curiosity where did that gizmo get mounted if you had one?
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:23 PM
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behind the motor mount on the driver side
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DeathCougar View Post
behind the motor mount on the driver side
Ok I get that the pick up went there... I guess the filter mounted to this... but where did the radiator go? or was it one of those "integral to the main radiator" thingys?
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:38 PM
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I think you are confused as to how it is configured.

The setup is as follows, from front to rear:
1.Oil filter (mounted directly to block)
2.Motor mount
3.Oil cooler

The picture above is the whole thing. The thing mounted in the Radiatior is the Transmission oil cooler, not the engine oil cooler. The filter does not mount to the cooler on those engines. The cooler is held to the block with a Banjo bolt (as seen in the pic above also, labeled $42).
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DeathCougar View Post
The picture above is the whole thing. The thing mounted in the Radiatior is the Transmission oil cooler, not the engine oil cooler. The filter does not mount to the cooler on those engines. The cooler is held to the block with a Banjo bolt (as seen in the pic above also, labeled $42).
Not confused, I know that.

What I was hoping was that I could use one of the sandwitch plates and use the cooler in the radiator as an auxiluary cooler - ie now I'd have two coolers (assuming I can repair the stock one.)
I am concerned with the small size of the fittings going into the radiator and fear this idea may not work.

I guess it'll depend on if the sandwitch plate forces 100% of the oil out of the engine, or if there's a built in bypass.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:40 AM
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The Engine oil cooler runs coolant through those lines. The oil stays inside that canister, where as the trans cooler runs trans fluid. If you try and link those fittings together, you are going to have a coolant/ATF mess.
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Originally Posted by DeathCougar View Post
The Engine oil cooler runs coolant through those lines. The oil stays inside that canister, where as the trans cooler runs trans fluid. If you try and link those fittings together, you are going to have a coolant/ATF mess.
I don't have an auto trans. Just a replacement radiator that happens to be auto trans compatable (a non-auto wasn't available at the time, or was more expensive or something.) Those ports are blocked off and unused.

I was never thinking about routing coolent lines out of the engine either. Was thinking of using one of those sandwitch plates (for remote coolers) inbetween the factory oil cooler and the block. Take the engine oil to the 'trans' cooler in the radiator.

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I say use the ATF cooler in your radiator for an oil cooler using that sandwich plate, and install an oil pressure gauge on the return line. Pressure on the return line should mean you have flow. You could even install a check valve in the lines to make sure the pressure was coming from the cooler side. I think the oil bypass is in the oil filter itslef but im not 100%.

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Old 10-11-2006, 07:03 AM
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Here’s a pic of the radiator w/ unused trans cooler ports (I have a manual trans), ID: .312” and the factory oil cooler with the outlet port ID: .553”



If the sandwich plate forces 100% of the oil out of the engine and thru the oil cooler this will impose restriction and will actually make my problem worse. I think this would show high oil pressure (since the gauge is first in line) but would starve the engine for oil.

If the sandwich plate does force 100% then I don’t think the trans cooler in the radiator can be used.




A very good point on location of measurements. I'd certinly want to move the pressure and oil temperature gauges to the return line of the cooler.

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:55 PM
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de de de im so smrt. lol. I thought you were talking about the factory Engine oil cooler as being the sandwich plate. My bad.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:20 PM
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I see deathcougar watches mind of mencia too! Gawd that guy is funny!
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Ok I get it now I knew that the little aux. cooler was for the ATF. I've seen similar oil coolers for sale at the speed shops. In yotas case they basically made a heat exchanger to run coolant through... strange idea... I wonder what their theory [purpose] was... why add the extra cooling on some trucks and not all... hmmm I guess I shall have to research this...
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:06 AM
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i think the 3.0s with the towing package have the oil cooler...but im not sure.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:16 AM
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this is what your looking for



as for hooking up an aftermarket oil cooler to the non stock location?!?!?

there is a port on the 3vze oil pump you can remove.... (not thats a lot of help)

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Old 10-12-2006, 06:36 AM
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I guess I missed the start of this problem, what happen to the old one? All I saw was it is clogged up with something. I think most of the aftermarket oil coolers would hookup between the oil filter and the block.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:35 PM
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What size wrench fits on the relief valve bolt head?
I need to go by one to pull mine off.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:44 PM
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so didthe radiator shop get er all cleaned out?
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:00 PM
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Do you think you could have a machine shop make you a double sided banjo bolt to just run an oil filter there? Hard to tell from the pick. I mean double threaded for an oil filter mount.

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