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post #1 of 6 Old 12-09-2012, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing Engine Oil Cooler

Anyone recommend a brand or website to buy the engine oil cooler for a 97 7.3L? It is leaking bad... Had oild all over the bottom of my truck and some made it on to my boat when I was towing it.

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Most guys just replace the 4 large o rings and the two gaskets after pulling the cooler . The kit is around 70 bucks as opposed to 300.00 for complete cooler .You'll need to drain coolant and oil filter to remove cooler.It's not to bad a job,just a little messy .

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Here ya go- Ford 7.3 Diesel Oil Cooler Repair Kit

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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When would you need to replace the whole oil cooler?

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Not very often, maybe if you had some kind of damage and trash go through the oil system and were rebuilding the motor. The tube & shell type coolers are not that bad to clean out. Cheers!

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