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Old 08-11-2012, 07:06 AM
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BPD oil cooler

I know that the instructions say to pull the condenser off the truck but can this cooler be put on with out an evac? I just got it in yesterday and want to mount up the heat exchanger. I guess i just want to know if anyone has done it without an evac and the condenser on.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:14 AM
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I just recently installed the BPD oil cooler and I don't see how you could do it without removing the condenser. I had originally thought about trying to do it that way, but after looking at it I decided to take it up to my local auto shop and have them evacuate the system. After I was done with the install and had tested everything and checked for leaks I went back and had them recharge it.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:22 AM
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there is not enough room to try and install the oil cooler with the condenser in the truck.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:33 AM
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I have been told that it can be done with the condensor still in place, but after installing the BPD system, I have no idea how that is possible. There is just no enough room to get in there and work. And, you would be at a greater risk of puncturing your condensor. Removing the condensor is easy enough so why go through the effort of trying to do it in the truck.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:35 PM
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I removed the condenser. Much easier
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Ok guys, riddle me this! how the heck are you suppose to mount the trans cooler for this kit? I have the 17 inch trans cooler and i have cut the mounts for it and used the supplied lowering brackets and if it goes as low as the brackets make it, then the inlets for the cooler are just about hitting the frame cross bar my truck is an 04 is there a reason for this bar and does it have to stay inplace?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:52 PM
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I thought it was too low also, but after I shortened the hoses about 2.5" it all fit just like it's supposed to.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:01 PM
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ok thanks for the input it just really looks super tight!
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Can you take pics of the trans cooler problem you're running into? I'm curous as I will be ordering mine this week, but my truck is an '05 so that may change things. Thanks!
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The trans cooler issue is that some trucks have a the larger 17 inch trans cooler, and most have the 14 inch trans cooler. The guys, like me. who have the 17 inch have to get new trans cooler brackets from BPD to lower the trans cooler so there is room for the oil cooler.
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