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oil cooler replacement - cleaning hpop reservoir and other dumb questions
Getting ready to do oil cooler change and have a few questions.
Regarding the cleanup of the reservoir and engine valley area prior to installation of the new cooler. I am sure many have seen srmastertech's youtube videos on the procedure. My question is, he uses brake cleaner to get this area all nice and clean, and a ton of it goes into the reservoir (and he does suction what appears to be most of it out). Is this ok, or is brake cleaner going to be in the oil system if you do this?
I am also planning on doing the STC fitting, stand pipes, and dummy plugs, but am not having any problems with the current parts. Is this a must do while I am that far in? The truck has 84000 mi on it.
Also, I am runnning synthetic oil and have a pretty fresh change (less than 500mi). Do I have to do an oil change? I was told by one shop that they could do the oil cooler change w/o changing the oil. If the answer is yes, I would still put on a new filter.
Also, what is wrong with the tourbo oil feed tube with the braided line? Considering replacing this while i am in there. The drain tube appears to already be current.
Last question, while I am in there, if I can reach all the studs, I was planning on retorqueing them to spec, just in case. Is this ok?
My truck runs really good, but I have a Delta of about 15-20 on the highway, unloaded. I brought it down from 30-40 with a series of flushes (restore and restore +), but still not within spec. EOT just barely cracking 220...usually hanging at 218.
Thanks for all the help,
2005 PSD 6.0 FX4, STUDS, DELETE, 4" MBRP TURBO BACK EXHAUST, SRL+ TUNE, BLUE SPRING, CAT1/ELC COOLANT, SINISTER COOLANT FILTER, SYNTHETIC OIL, ARCHOIL FUEL AND OIL ADDITIVES, TORQUE APP MONITOR SYSTEM