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Old 03-23-2010, 03:22 PM
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Preventative Maintenance? or waste of money?

Alright guys well within the coming weeks im gonna be doing some engine work to my rig. So far i have the fan clutch and am eyeing the coolant filter kit and am blocking off the egr.. My main problem is wether I should buy an oil cooler since im gonna be doing some engine work. I dont think anything is wrong with it, atleast while at normal operating range my temp differences are within 15 degrees. Only time i see a big difference is in the morning when i first get her rolling. It can get up to a difference of 25 degrees. So my question is....is my oil cooler going out? if not, should i just buy an oil cooler and install as "preventative maintenance"? Give me some ideas guys!!! Thanks!
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When it's warming up, the temp differential will be a bit higher since the thermostat hasn't opened up. I wouldn't think you are having an oil cooler problem since it doesn't manifest itself when your engine is up to temp. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:22 PM
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I never see the differential to be more than 11 degrees on my DashDAQ. When I am warming up, the oil temperature takes longer to heat up than the coolant temperature. Several people I know that have new oil coolers never see a differential more the 6 or 7 degrees. I would tend to go ahead and replace it, but I am VERY conservative.
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Cool

Put a new one in mine oil temps take alot longer to get up to temp. mostly they run about the same or within 4 degrees all the time unless I'm towing then anywhere from 8 to 15 pulling hills.
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Well I guess a new one it might be. My oil always runs a little hotter than my water. Especially once I hit a grade. But always within 15 degrees. But the warming up from being is where I see the biggest difference.
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