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Old 03-10-2003, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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More silliness??

Got a call from a mate interstate today with a question that had me puzzled till I did some research. The answer when it arrived is just another example of just how rushed the BA really was.

My mate has a turbo and does a lot of highway running in hot weather. His owners manual and service adviser both suggetsed the fitment of an auxiliary engine oil cooler so he asked for one to be fitted.
Anyway his dealer duly fitted the aux oil cooler from the V8 (the only one on his parts list) but called him today to say that it shouldn't be fitted on that car. Naturally enough my mate asked him to swap it for the right one only to be told that they are still "under development".

As far as I can establish this is correct.

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The reason why the have been told not to fit the v8 oil cooler is because it causes over heating problems due to stopping air flow through the front. Air currently is passing through the intercooler then the AC condensor then eventually the radiator thus if a oil cooler fitted it would be more of a strain.
We have been testing this for our Targa Tasmania XR6T car.

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The reason why the have been told not to fit the v8 oil cooler is because it causes over heating problems due to stopping air flow through the front. Air currently is passing through the intercooler then the AC condensor then eventually the radiator thus if a oil cooler fitted it would be more of a strain.
We have been testing this for our Targa Tasmania XR6T car.

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I didn't think the Engine Oil Cooler was that big that it would inertupt the air flow through the radiator.
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Air currently is passing through the intercooler then the AC condensor then eventually the radiator thus if a oil cooler fitted it would be more of a strain.
We have been testing this for our Targa Tasmania XR6T car.

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What mods have you done to the race car?
Sounds great!! Cant wait to see how she goes!!
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I didn't think the Engine Oil Cooler was that big that it would inertupt the air flow through the radiator.
They've even said you shouldn't put mesh in the front bar as the reduction in airflow is enough to matter with the turbo!
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falcons have had this problem for a while back on EFs if you had a smart bar you had to mount spoties right where they said or it could overheat. you may also have noticed how small a genuine trans cooler is on a EF/EL when comparred to a non genuine for the same reason.

from the info weve got at the moment on the turbo engine oil coolers that is still the case russ.
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It will be interesting to see what my ute thinks of the car bra.....
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It can't be that much of a problem, the siren on unmarked XR6 turbo cop cars blocks about 1/4 of the intercooler.
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