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Old 10-28-2011, 10:40 AM
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I am getting ready to do studs and an egr delete. I want to replace my oil cooler at the same time. From my research I see three options: 1) Fords upgraded oil cooler 2) IR research upgraded oil cooler and 3) Bulletproof Diesel upgraded oil cooler (Very expensive) As always, I value and appreciate everyone's opinion on this forum.

I have a 2004 crew cab with very few modifications and very few problems. 80K miles. Thanks
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:54 PM
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If you are that concerned about it and have the money then by all means get the BPD kit. It is very expensive but is well worth it IMO and a VERY high quality kit that will give you the peace of mind you are looking for. Nevertheless, as long you just replace the oil cooler, flush out the coolant per the procedure (search for it or ask for it on here), use a good ELC coolant, and install a coolant filter; you should be good to go and WAY less likely to have your new oil cooler clog. I would stay away from the IPR research one as I believe I have heard that it has a lower cooling capacity than the stock one. Not for sure on that so check it out to be safe. Eitherway while it does have larger channels it is only less like to clog vice not going to clog. I say if you are going to go aftermarket get the BPD or stay OEM. JMO.
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Thanks. I noticed you have an "Oil cooler delete" what's that?
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In all actuality, you only have 2 choices.
Cross that IPR oil cooler off of your list and don't even consider it.
What they (IPR) did to create their "high flow" oil cooler is simple. Take a stock oil cooler and delete a few coolant passages and a few oil passages. That makes room for larger passages. So far this doesn't sound so bad, right? Wrong.
By making the oil cooler with fewer and larger passages, the oil cooler lost quite a bit of its efficiency. This design WILL result in MUCH higher oil temperatures and, in my opinion, is a dangerous piece.
If you want the absolute best for your truck, and never want to worry about another oil cooler failure for as long as you own your truck, the Bulletproof Diesel oil cooling system is your only choice. Sure, it may seem pricey, but for what the system is, and what it delivers, it can not be beat. Installing their system is the best mod I have done to my truck.
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Thanks. I noticed you have an "Oil cooler delete" what's that?
I believe he has the BulletProof Diesel kit.
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I believe he has the BulletProof Diesel kit.
Well, that is not entirely true.
He does have the BPD header, but he sourced his own lines, oil cooler, oil thermostat and filter head.
CLICK to view his thread.
By the way, you commented in the thread.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:35 PM
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Oh thats right I forgot. Prob forget my name if it wasnt on my shirt... Thanks NYC
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Just trying to help....you feel old
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Yep, I wasnt trying to give inaccurate info... You the man NYC
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LOL, I think you might have missed the hidden message in my previous post....
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