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Post  HELI-ARC on May 7th 2012, 8:09 am

Looking for some input on who makes a good adaptor to run an oil cooler. Is a sandwich style between the block and filter the best way to go? And who makes a quality piece? Also what is the best temp to keep the oil at? Thanks in advance for any help Cool

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Post  Tony M on May 7th 2012, 10:50 pm

If you have the room, a Ford oil filter adapter off a factory 460 stuffed in a E350 has the ports for the oil cooler and you can adjust the angle of the oil filter to suit your needs also. Smile
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Post  bbf-falcon on May 8th 2012, 11:34 pm

In a Drag Application,I see no need/advantage for a cooler. jmo

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Post  HELI-ARC on May 9th 2012, 7:06 am

We do alot of drag racing, but also this rig will see some use where we will push it fairly hard for a 10 or 15 min run. Just want to be able to control the engine temp. I already fabbed up a 10 quart aluminum oil pan, but also feel that a dedicated cooler with a fan will help keep things in line. Just want to find out what is the best way to put oil to and from the cooler.

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Post  jc10000rpm on May 9th 2012, 11:59 pm

with the extra 3 to 4 quarts of fluid to absorb and transfer the heat into the the new bigger aluminium (heat sink) pan, which helps get rid of the heat a cooler is definitely NOT needed IMHO

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Post  res0rli9 on May 10th 2012, 12:09 am

Once its hot its hot Smile

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Post  The Pope on May 10th 2012, 7:04 am

I'd still like to know the answer to the OP question: Also what is the best temp to keep the oil at?

Now I could care less if you think anyone needs an oil cooler or not.
I could care less about in this application or in that application.
I could care less about if there's 5 qt's of oil in your engine or 20 qt's. Mad
(sorry for the rant)

I'd just like for the question to be answered.
Please!
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Post  dfree383 on May 10th 2012, 7:08 am

The Pope wrote:I'd still like to know the answer to the OP question: Also what is the best temp to keep the oil at?

Now I could care less if you think anyone needs an oil cooler or not.
I could care less about in this application or in that application.
I could care less about if there's 5 qt's of oil in your engine or 20 qt's. Mad
(sorry for the rant)

I'd just like for the question to be answered.
Please!

Whats the application? What type of oil?
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Post  res0rli9 on May 10th 2012, 7:13 am

Well Ford put them on some of there cars, I dont thank they would have wasted the $ if they didnt help.

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Post  The Pope on May 10th 2012, 7:15 am

Ok...... How about if the more knowable people on this site were to post:
In my (insert application), I'm running (insert oil type and weight) and I like for my engine oil temperature to run (insert temperature range).
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Post  HELI-ARC on May 10th 2012, 7:41 am

My concern comes from the fact that our other rig which had a 460 in it also would make 5 to 6 runs when we first would take it out before the water temp would get to 200 degrees. I would make shure the water temp was at 160 to 170 before we started to run it. After that initial run we would let it set for a 30 to 45 min to let it cool, but only get 2 or possibly 3 runs before the motor was a 200 plus. So your right once oil is hot it stays hot! But has no good way to dissapate heat, the reason for the idea of a cooler. I am shure the new, larger aluminum pan will help, but still believe that the cooler will be good insurance that I am not watching everyone else run while I have to sit.

We always have used Valvoline 20-50 racing oil with good luck. Is there something else that a guy should look at?

Has anyone ever had experience with "Hamburgs" remote oil filter setups. I was looking at the screw on style with the single remote mount, and plumbing the cooler in line with those. We already have a Derale cooler with a built in fan and 8-an lines.

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Post  dfree383 on May 10th 2012, 8:01 am

Pro Stock style stuff...... 100-120 degrees...... Typical Drag Car...... 150-200 Degree...... Circle Jerk stuff I've seen 280+ is not out of the ordinary.

Biggest thing is proper control and not allowing the oil to airate..... more oil doesn't mean better or less temp.
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Post  dfree383 on May 10th 2012, 8:18 am

Try Synthetic oil, Red Line, Royal Purple, Etc.
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Post  blown473 on May 10th 2012, 5:58 pm

Ideally you would like the oil temp to mirror the water temp, around 180 - 200 degrees. Oil run too hot can add to your detonation worries in some applications. I use a 2 qt cooler in a supercharged application , and use the spacer between the block and filter. Mine is street driven on gas, so heat is my enemy, I have to watch the temps closely.

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Post  The Pope on May 14th 2012, 6:25 am

blown473 wrote:Ideally you would like the oil temp to mirror the water temp, around 180 - 200 degrees. Oil run too hot can add to your detonation worries in some applications. I use a 2 qt cooler in a supercharged application , and use the spacer between the block and filter. Mine is street driven on gas, so heat is my enemy, I have to watch the temps closely.

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Post  cooter on May 14th 2012, 9:24 am

moroso makes a good quality adapter for a cooler

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