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Old 02-22-2011, 02:45 PM
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Question Oil Cooler

I was just wondering , Can you have your oil cooler cleaned and boiled out at a radiator shop? Seems like if this would work it would be a lot cheaper, to have it cleaned at least if you were in a money crunch. I was just wondering if any one has tried this..
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:51 PM
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way too much at stake to risk it. when your cleaned cooler fails and loads up your cooling system with oil you'll really be hurting. think of the labor involved too just to R&R the cooler
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I don't have the first guess at what it would cost for a shop to boil it but a new cooler WITH O-rings runs somethin like $150-$180 new. Then you can sleep at night. Either way you are tearing into the engine 10+ hours, why not do it correctly?
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I agree , I was just wondering while watching the miles past by. Where can I get one for $150- 180 . I live in Ms the cheepest I found is 500 dollars from ford. 220 on ebay. If you have some suggestions . Thanks in advance....
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$500 from the dealer is for the housing and all which is un-neccesary. You re-use the original housing. You can get the complete kit from International same as Ford for less. All you need is the cooler itself. Guys on here have found them on ebay for under $200 and off of some diesel suppliers on-line. I payed $300 from MKMcustoms then two days later I found the cheaper yet prices and hated life. lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:46 PM
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$198 is 10% over cost. if you find it for any cheaper than that someone is losing money along the line
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$198 is 10% over cost. if you find it for any cheaper than that someone is losing money along the line
And that's the price you can get one from Tousley Ford for.

Most radiator places won't mess with an aluminum radiator. They'll tell you to just buy a new one. I can't imagine any of them willing to mess with the heat exchanger for an oil to coolant oil cooler and if you did I'd be afraid to put it in my motor.
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