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Old 07-23-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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i was just curious is there a spot i can plug into to put an aftermarket oil cooler instead of the sandwich device? i got an oil cooler from an ford explorer for next to nothing and its the perfect size for where i want to put the cooler just need to find out if there is anywhere to plumb it into without the sandwich device that goes between the oil filter and the block.


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Is there any reason you don't want to use the filter adapter? Stock SVTs use a similar part that runs coolant through it to cool the oil going through the filter.
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Well you can cool it, but its also going to heat up (from teh sandwich adapter) since thats what its designed to do.
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LOL too many pronouns in there John... can you explain that more?
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The SVT already has an oil cooler/warmer on it. It works off of heat/cooling from the radiator through the sandwaich adapter.
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Right. I think what focuzed1 is trying to do is "not" use a sandwich plate, but I'm trying to figure out why. I'm assuming he doesn't want to use an oil diverter sandwich plate, which would route the oil through the heat exchanger, rather than the SVT kind which routes coolant around the oil. I just don't understand his reasoning since an oil diverter plate would be the best option, really.
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My opinion is remote oil coolers are a bad idea , the most damage that is done to a bearing is cold starts , if you run the oil through 3 to 5 feet cooler lines/heat exchanger that longer the engine runs with little oil on cold starts

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Is there such thing as an oil t-stat? That would keep oil out of the exchanger until it gets hot.
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I like the oil cooler I have. Its for a Duratec so sorry zetec guys. Anyway I mainly like how it works. It uses the coolant to help warm up the oil when you first turn on your engine. From what I've been told the coolant warms up quicker than the oil does. Then after the coolant is all warmed up it helps keep the oil at a cooler level. So all said and done it helps warm the oil up then maintains it.
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^^That's exactly what the SVT cooler does, and it can be swapped onto a standard Zetec as far as I know.
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