Oil cooler question

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  1. Jujharoo

    Jujharoo New Member

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    whats up guys,
    I recently bought an oil cooler that came off of a GT spec race car. Its quite big 12"x6"x3". I got a good deal on it.
    I was just wondering that what if any are the disadvantages of having a huge oil cooler? Perhaps drop in oil pressure or something like that.
    Please let me know if there anything I should modify before installing it, like oil pump etc.
    Oh BTW I using it on a 4 cyl car. Cars is heavily modified.
    Thanks
    JR
     
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    Yes, a huge oil cooler will cause a big drop in oil pressure.

    A guy I know had a built boosted Prelude. His uncle, IIRC, had a Nascar-like oil cooler that was massive. He thought "why not" and tossed it on. Soon after, he spun a bearing from low oil pressure.

    That is why most factory oil coolers are very small relatively. The factory oiling system is a matched set; altering one part would require the other parts to be modified to support it.
     
  3. Jujharoo

    Jujharoo New Member

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    cool Thanks man I am going to see if I can find a better aftermarket oil pump or else I am just going to sell this thing I guess.
     

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