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Oil Cooler Position in Relation to Filter Debate [message #99967] Mon, 22 April 2013 23:20 Go to next message
atcovan is currently offline  atcovan   United States
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OK, another lunch on the line. I say the preferred location of an engine oil cooler in down-stream of the remote filter, as I believe hotter oil flows through the filter better, or with less pressure-drop than cooled oil. Realistically, the difference may only be 20 to 40 degrees, but I think it's best. My buddy begs to differ, as he's a contrary cuss. The only thing we can agree upon is paper-ended media (fram) is junk at any temp or pressure. Any thoughts?

Jim
Re: Oil Cooler Position in Relation to Filter Debate [message #99992 is a reply to message #99967] Tue, 23 April 2013 16:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think you are right, but there is another reason, IMHO.
If you have an engine problem, with bits of metal circulating, the oil filter (full flow, no bypass)can save you from buying a new oil cooler. The bits can never be completely cleaned out of the cooler, once they are lodged in there.
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mike
Re: Oil Cooler Position in Relation to Filter Debate [message #99993 is a reply to message #99992] Tue, 23 April 2013 16:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Mike, You make a great point, especially with the plate style coolers.

Jim
Re: Oil Cooler Position in Relation to Filter Debate [message #99995 is a reply to message #99993] Tue, 23 April 2013 17:21 Go to previous message
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keep in mind oil filter orientation (if moving from stock location) and it's anti drain back capabilities if the oil filter has one, if the manufacturer requires one. Depending on your oil cooler placement, you could have an empty oil cooler volume to fill at each start up if it's before the filter. Whereas having it after means that there is more oil already in the system to start circulating on initial start up.

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