Originally Posted by Idahoser
I am a n00b. This is not knowledge, it's from a lot of recent reading.
I have successfully backflushed my clogged oil cooler and got the temp spread down from 45 to 16. If I was towing that would still be urgent, but I plan to wait for better weather to do the oil cooler swap.
In the meantime I have already done the chemical flushes and switched to ELC, and added the coolant filter. So I am not interested in the aftermarket cooler. According to all I've read, after doing what I've done, I can expect the OEM cooler to last (if not forever) a lot longer than the first one did, and I want the coolant helping the oil warm up.
I am considering using the BPD EGR cooler, however. I'm not interested in a delete.
Yep, you are correct that some folks have had success running the factory oil cooler. Others, like me, haven't been lucky at all. In fact, I'm probably cursed...
I have put my truck through it's paces because I have a pretty heavy toy hauler, although it's well within the tow rating of the vehicle. My truck is my tow beast to take my toys to play in the woods in summertime or in the sand in the wintertime. While it's only ever left me stranded one time (bad FICM), it has spent a fair amount of time at the dealership... Avoiding that hassle and future expense was worth it to me.