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Oil cooler Death rate
This has been bugging me, are there certain circumstances that kill the oil cooler faster? I know the gold antifreeze is the culprit.
Example one, my truck, purchased with 44k on the clock, never towed a day in its life, done coolant flush at 45k, by 47k the delta went from 5* to 7* at 75mph over 20 minute period. I replaced it anyway, when I had studs installed, was a WTH why not while I'm here.
Example two(hypothetical), truck purchased at 44k on the clock, towed day in and out, flushed at 45k, and delta goes from 5* to 20* at 75mph over 20 minute period indicating something broke loose and got into the cooler and killed it.
What I am getting at is do trucks that tow more which causes higher engine heat, kill an oil cooler faster than a truck that is used primarilly as a car with a bed which would run under lower heat and load conditions?
I know there are trucks over 200k that have been abused like no other that have no problems and trucks with lower mileage babied and are in the shop more than on the road, and everything in between and vice versa.
05 f250 ( double your pleasure ) underway
'10 f250 ccsb 4x4, project super mom 366/515 compounds, 200hp sticks, and all the other goodies
Most importantly, the car seat mod