Do It Yourself Oil Cooler! Assistance Needed! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
cadetw32's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Harlingen, TX
Posts: 71
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do It Yourself Oil Cooler! Assistance Needed!

howdy strokers so last night I had my EOT reach 243 and ECT at 198 so its obvious my oil cooler is clogged but BPD is not in my budget at this time a buddy of mine says he can make one...I dont really care as long as it works if there is anyone out there who has done this your assistance would be greatly appreciated please let me know of the process and parts

thank ya
cadetw32 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 02:16 PM
HMM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
HMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
From what I've read the reason it is so expensive is because it's worth it. Lots of testing went into it. It's not something you can just make easily. Without the right set up you'll get too much of a pressure drop across the cooler.

2006 Dark Shadow Gray Harley #898
HMM is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 02:21 PM
BACKYARDIGAN


 
windrunner408's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Swartz Creek, MI
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 30
Thanked 133 Times in 93 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I'm going to tell you right now that it is VERY unlikely that your buddy will be able to build a system that performs as good as the BPD system for less than what they charge. I have done THREE iterations of my oil cooling system and it STILL doesn't perform as good as BPD's kit does (It is VERY close but has a slightly higher pressure drop across it than their kit does. Either way though it is setup for my motor and works just fine.) and I use their parts too. The problem with what your buddy is trying to tell you is that I HIGHLY doubt you'll be able to build one that is able to have the same pressure drop across it as the BPD kit does. Has he thought about this?? You NEED to make sure you only have (at about 3500 rpms) a 22-24psi pressure drop. To measure this you'll need gauges. You wouldn't need them installed permanently but you'd need them to check everything with. There is WAY more to this than simply getting a B&M tranny cooler with a fan on it and using it to cool your oil. I would say that, while I COMPLETELY understand you not wanting to do your oil cooler again after this, but you really shouldn't go cheap here. Hope this helps.

Nate
2006 F350 (BACKYARDIGAN) - 67mm Turbo, 215/85 injectors, WPE intake manifold, NB/Warren Trans, and more stuff that I don't care to mention....
2006 F250 (LITTLE DURTY) - WPE Manifold, Up-pipes, EGR delete kit, and Tuned By ME
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BULLET PROOF DIESEL 1-888-967-6653
KC TUROS - Not just a modified Powermax...

WINDRUNNER PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
windrunner408 is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South Fayette/Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 5,825
Thanks: 33
Thanked 143 Times in 129 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
anyone who thinks they can make a 6.0 oil cooler is going to be sadly mistaken when they find out it's self contained in the block

-Matt

Ford Senior Master Tech
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2015 F-250 XLT 6.7L

2006 F-250 6.0L SOLD
sinner6.0L is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 03:27 PM
Super Moderator


 
PGreenSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,991
Thanks: 4
Thanked 48 Times in 19 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Put a stock oil cooler back in if you can't do a BPD. You can do that for under $300. No way you are going to build a decent remote oil cooler for less that the BPD. People that have tried have ended up saying they should have just bought the BPD.

Got questions about your 6.0?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Still runninng Ford Gold Coolant?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PGreenSVT is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 03:31 PM
Premium Member
 
MyTractorsSexy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: St.Louis Mo
Posts: 1,622
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by PGreenSVT View Post
Put a stock oil cooler back in if you can't do a BPD. You can do that for under $300. No way you are going to build a decent remote oil cooler for less that the BPD. People that have tried have ended up saying they should have just bought the BPD.
this is the best option for you. if it was so easy to build we would all build one... most of us craft things for our trucks every week but we dont craft oil coolers. if it was easy to make another company would sell the product.

07 F250-SOLD

2011 Black CC SB Lariat F250, 2015 Retrofit, MPD IC Piping, H&S Mini Maxx, 5"Flo-pro Exhaust, Sininster Egr Delete, Recon Smoked Lights, No Limit S2 Intake, 20% Tint, BDS 8" 4-Link Lift w/ Fox Shocks & Dual Steering Stabilizer, Toyo MT's, 2-Piece Fuel Maverick 22x12 Wheels, PTM Grille Surround, T REX X-Metal Grille, super bright leds 6500K heads and fogs, kenwood double din, 4 hertz 210W door speakers 2 JL TW3 10s kenwood amps.

Thanks to bigblack for selling me his truck
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MyTractorsSexy is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 03:41 PM
BACKYARDIGAN


 
windrunner408's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Swartz Creek, MI
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 30
Thanked 133 Times in 93 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I'll go ahead and throw this out there for discussion sake. The only other option that I see as possibly being viable is this one here.
Remote Oil Cooler System for 6.0L PowerStroke by Performance Machine & MFG.

I don't believe it is as good as BPDs and I'm not sure how it has been out or if it is actually still waiting to be released since they say they are not available. Either way, the cooler in this kit is very similar to the one BPD use to use in their bumper mounted kits (not sure about the cooler on the condenser ones), the only thing that I can see as "possibly" being an issue is that the inlet and outlets on this cooler are not stagered and (according to Ken at BPD) this design will trap air in the cooler that could screw things up. I would like to hear more about this but it is the best I got.

Again as everyone already said, for less than $300 the OEM cooler is the way to go for lowest price. Hope this helps.

Nate
2006 F350 (BACKYARDIGAN) - 67mm Turbo, 215/85 injectors, WPE intake manifold, NB/Warren Trans, and more stuff that I don't care to mention....
2006 F250 (LITTLE DURTY) - WPE Manifold, Up-pipes, EGR delete kit, and Tuned By ME
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BULLET PROOF DIESEL 1-888-967-6653
KC TUROS - Not just a modified Powermax...

WINDRUNNER PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
windrunner408 is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 05:08 PM
Super Moderator


 
PGreenSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,991
Thanks: 4
Thanked 48 Times in 19 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Just looking at that Nate, I wouldn't go with that any more than I'd use the IPR remote mount.

Got questions about your 6.0?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Still runninng Ford Gold Coolant?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PGreenSVT is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 05:14 PM
BACKYARDIGAN


 
windrunner408's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Swartz Creek, MI
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 30
Thanked 133 Times in 93 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I'm with you on that too Mitch. I just threw it out there so maybe PMM and/or BPD would chime in about this kit so we could hear more about it (good or bad).

Nate
2006 F350 (BACKYARDIGAN) - 67mm Turbo, 215/85 injectors, WPE intake manifold, NB/Warren Trans, and more stuff that I don't care to mention....
2006 F250 (LITTLE DURTY) - WPE Manifold, Up-pipes, EGR delete kit, and Tuned By ME
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BULLET PROOF DIESEL 1-888-967-6653
KC TUROS - Not just a modified Powermax...

WINDRUNNER PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
windrunner408 is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Premium Member
 
Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: FL
Posts: 4,716
Thanks: 57
Thanked 94 Times in 75 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You couldn't pay me to run a single part with the PMM name on it.

Truckless
Bulletproof Diesel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
KC Turbos
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1-A Auto Parts
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Snake is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome