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post #1 of 18 Old 10-14-2010, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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ECT and oiler cooler

Ive been reading thread after thread about ECT vs EOT and ELC coolant and filters. When I bought my truck last year, the EGR cooler cracked and my truck looked like a mosquito fogger. I deleted the EGR, but I didnt know about the oil cooler issues at the time. This forum has gotten me paranoid about it!

I do not have an EOT gauge, but I do have an ECT and a pyrometer. I cant remember ever seeing the ECT hit 200 degrees. Can I monitor the oil cooler by watching just the ECT? Or do I need to invest in something like an Insight monitor?

I plan to add a coolant filter and am considering switching to ELC coolant.

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Ive been reading thread after thread about ECT vs EOT and ELC coolant and filters. When I bought my truck last year, the EGR cooler cracked and my truck looked like a mosquito fogger. I deleted the EGR, but I didnt know about the oil cooler issues at the time. This forum has gotten me paranoid about it!

I do not have an EOT gauge, but I do have an ECT and a pyrometer. I cant remember ever seeing the ECT hit 200 degrees. Can I monitor the oil cooler by watching just the ECT? Or do I need to invest in something like an Insight monitor?

I plan to add a coolant filter and am considering switching to ELC coolant.

Thanks in advance,

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The egr cooler prob cracked because of lack of coolant flow though the oil cooler slowly stopping up just do a oil cooler rebuild about 300 bucks if you do it yourself. And add a coolant filter
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The egr cooler prob cracked because of lack of coolant flow though the oil cooler slowly stopping up just do a oil cooler rebuild about 300 bucks if you do it yourself. And add a coolant filter
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Yeah, that is what I keep reading.... The truck runs fantastic right now, I just hate pulling stuff apart that isnt broken.
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Get a EOT gauge. If the oil gets hot enough it will ruin your engine

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I just bought the scangauge II off ebay for around $150.00. Its a nice gauge you can mount with velcro anywhere. I mounted mine to the top of the rear view mirror with the velcro they supply.

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The Insight is a great tool and I highly recommend it. You can not tell what your oil temp is from the coolant temp, you need a gauge. You can just add an oil temp gauge if you want but you need to see both.

If your egr cooler was blown the odds are that a clogged oil cooler caused it. You really should find out for sure and fix it before something really nasty happens to your engine.

Then flush the system and switch to ELC. The Ford Gold coolant is what clogs up the oil cooler.

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Where do I tie in a temp prob for my oil temp?

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Where do I tie in a temp prob for my oil temp?
Just do it the right way it is a plug and play with the Edge Insight it will save you in the long run don't mean to push it on you but it is well worth it
For the temp prob some have drilled into the oil filter cap or you can get a different cap
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Where do I tie in a temp prob for my oil temp?
You can buy a billet oil filter cap that is already drilled and tapped 1/8npt. Or you can use the oil pressure test port that is already there on the stock oil filter housing. Right now I researching what size and thread is the oil pressure test port plug so I can put my sending unit there.

If you already have the Autometer gauges with the short sweep needle, the sending unit is all the same for the trans,coolant, and oil temp (part #2258). I'm gonna use my autometer trans temp gauge as a dual gauge for also monitoring the oil also. Gonna use a toggle switch that is on/off/on, the center terminal of the switch will be for the gauge, and one of the end terminals will go th the trans sending unit, while the other will go to the oil temp sending unit. So far, I spent $28 for a switch and autometer sending unit.

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Just do it the right way it is a plug and play with the Edge Insight it will save you in the long run don't mean to push it on you but it is well worth it
For the temp prob some have drilled into the oil filter cap or you can get a different cap
Tapping an oil filter cap can be hard for those with the by-pass oil filter system. Doesn't the stock Ford computer system regulate the temps to provide a CEL if they get out of hand?

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