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Old 09-13-2003, 13:34   #1 (permalink)
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Oil cooler

This is a finned thingo that staps around the oil filter to cool the oil

http://www.cool-collar.com/products.htm

If their testing is to be believed, it seems worth a look.

Any comments?

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Old 09-13-2003, 14:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil cooler

Hey top Ghia a Transmission cooler is an excellent investment, not only will your transmission fluid be running a lot coooler , it will also reduce the amont of ware on your vital parts of your transmission saveing you $$$$ also if you can get an aftermarket transmission pan if your aplication alows you too do so extra compacity of fluid means
extra lubrication and the cooler the transmission runs the happer your face will be, also there is a new product out called deep purple its a synthetic and its got some really good properties for cooling and lubrication vitial parts, the same goes with an oil cooler it works much the same as a tranny cooler hope this helps stay cool........
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Old 09-13-2003, 14:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Oil cooler

taz,

Yeah, I know all that, this little gizmo only cost $40 and fits in a couple of minutes. Thought it was a good simple idea.

I think you mean Royal Purple, not Deep Purple (they were a rock band)

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I can't really see it doing too much. With plenty of airflow over the cooler fins it may drop temps by a couple of degrees. I would spend the $$$ on a true oil cooler.
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Excellent i can see myself ordering one of those & get rid of my stacked plate cooler........ NOT
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Re: Oil cooler

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Test Results: Laboratory Test

Castrol GTX 10W30 motor oil was heated to a temperature of 220F, and pumped simultaneously through two identical oil filters. One oil filter had a Cool Collar attached, the other filter did not. A fan was used to direct seventy degree F. ambient air over both oil filters at a velocity of fifty miles per hour. The oil exiting the filter having the Cool Collar installed indicated a "heat removal" of two degrees per minute. Whereas the oil temperature exiting the filter without the Cool Collar showed no change. (Typically and automotive engine passes all the oil through the filter more than once per minute).

Summary: With a constant heat source applied to the oil, the temperature dropped to 202F. (from 220F.) within five minutes. This translates to a 12% temperature decrease of the heat added to ambient temperature.
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<b>Liquid Cooled Automotive Engine (Road Test)</b>

This test was an actual highway test. The car used was a late model Corvette equipped with digital readout oil temperature and coolant temperature guages. On a 72 F. day, at 65 MPH, the oil temperature read a constant 221F. The water temperature was 195F. The Corvette was then pulled off the road and a Cool Collar was installed. Testing was then resumed. Within a distance of five miles the Cool Collar was responsible for lowering and maintaining the oil temperature at 203F.

Summary: Our tests again indicated a 12% approximate reduction above ambient temperature of oil heat. On similar tests, it was found that after installation of the Cool Collar, the oil temperature will typically drop near to the level of the engine coolant temperature.
This will never be as good as an installed oil cooler, but for a "bolt on", it still gives reasonable results for the price.

The one advantage I can see is that any heat dissapated will flow out under the engine, with a front mounted oil cooler, the heat will flow back over the engine (depending where it is installed of course). :s6:
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Ok mate go out buy one and see if it really works hahahaha
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Re: Oil cooler

That would have been an open air test, have a good look at the location of your oil filter, it is right next to the block, which is hot, and is not in a great spot for constant airflow across it, so i think the possible advantages of this thing, would be far out weighed by the environment of the engine, i.e. very little air flow accross it, expect I guess for the hot air coming off the radiator :0).

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Re: Oil cooler

What a load of cr@p,

1) it will take quite a while for oil to cool, A lot longer than the time that it is in the filter.

2) once that cool oil re-enters the block, and gets pumped around the gallerys to the mains, then through the crank to the big ends, and up to the rocker gear - guess what, it gets heated again :)

So what would the point be?
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I guess you blokes think it's a bad idea.

Oh well, I asked for comments.

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