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oem oil cooler vs BPD ????

Here is the question, if I was to do a full flush and run good cat coolant, and run a coolant filter will the OEM still fail?
As you can see below I went with the BPD set up and love it. The quality of the BPD kit is not in question. Id do it again if I got another 6.0. But I read in another post were the gentleman was gonna do the "bullet proofing" thing but wanted to run a OEM oil cooler. So that makes me wonder in a perfect world setting will the oem cooler hold up for say 100k? 150k? 200k? Or is it just doomed for failure?
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Mine clogged again. And you still run the risks that come along with a ruptured oil cooler.

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I flushed mine with chemicals, clogged my old oil cooler fully with the flush procedure. Swapped OEM oil coolers with a NEW OEM oil cooler and have not had any issues for a year. 2-4* deltas.

I even did the HG work after the new oil cooler has been installed for 6 months and that work did not affect the delta!

FOR NOW, I still think that for a handy man person, the OEM oil cooler is the way to go

Now, if your running hot shot, or don't know how to wrench on your vehicle... Get everything from BPD and never worry about it again. but, I personally aint worried bout my OEM oil cooler

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I think it is really a hit or miss sort of deal with this question. I have heard and seen both ends of the spectrum where some guys never seem to have an oil cooler clog and others do everything right (as it seems) and then theirs clog again. I think the bottomline is that if folks want to ensure that they never have to worry about clogging/rupturing oil coolers, then the BPD kit is the only way to go as it removes the coolant from the equation and still keeps OEM parameters and specs for the motor.

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I flushed mine with chemicals, clogged my old oil cooler fully with the flush procedure. Swapped OEM oil coolers with a NEW OEM oil cooler and have not had any issues for a year. 2-4* deltas.

I even did the HG work after the new oil cooler has been installed for 6 months and that work did not affect the delta!

FOR NOW, I still think that for a handy man person, the OEM oil cooler is the way to go

Now, if your running hot shot, or don't know how to wrench on your vehicle... Get everything from BPD and never worry about it again. but, I personally aint worried bout my OEM oil cooler
Completely agree ,,, Maintenance and Monitor ,,, Maintenance and Monitor ,,, Maintenance and Monitor then change it when you need to

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I think it is really a hit or miss sort of deal with this question. I have heard and seen both ends of the spectrum where some guys never seem to have an oil cooler clog and others do everything right (as it seems) and then theirs clog again. I think the bottomline is that if folks want to ensure that they never have to worry about clogging/rupturing oil coolers, then the BPD kit is the only way to go as it removes the coolant from the equation and still keeps OEM parameters and specs for the motor.
Agree 100% with this assessment. I know folks who have done everything wrong and have absolutely no issues (yet), and people who have done everything that's been recommended and clogged a new oil cooler in no time flat. There's another member on this site who just had a 2,500 mi oil cooler rupture. Normally, that would be me. Which is why I went to Bulletproof.

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So from what Ive read the #1 reason the oem oil cooler clogs up was from the FORd gold coolant getting hot, gellin up and cloggin the cooler combined with the junk (sand rocks small bits of concrete) that was left behind by International when they cast the block. So after a complete flush and filter what is left or should I say what is the enemy of the cooler?

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So from what Ive read the #1 reason the oem oil cooler clogs up was from the FORd gold coolant getting hot, gellin up and cloggin the cooler combined with the junk (sand rocks small bits of concrete) that was left behind by International when they cast the block. So after a complete flush and filter what is left or should I say what is the enemy of the cooler?
If this were true, the 7.3s which use the exact same coolant would see the same issues, and International VT365 motors running EC-1 coolant from day 1 would never clog oil coolers. However, neither of these are true. The OEM oil cooler is a poorly engineered part that is not well suited to use in this system.

Installing a coolant filter and flushing and filling with EC-1 will reduce the risk of clogging the oil cooler, but the only way to eliminate the risk is to eliminate the OEM oil cooler.

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