DSM Oil Cooler Relocation
If you have installed a FMIC on your DSM and you have an external cooler in the stock location, you have blocked a tremendous amount of air flow from cooling the oil. You have also have sandwiched the oil cooler between two heat sources (the FMIC and radiator). The way to solve this issue is to relocate the oil cooler using some AN fittings and a little ingenuity. Removal of the cooler is quite simple but a task that is commonly overlooked is cleaning it. The method illustrated in this video should remove all the old oil and any other particles left inside. On that note, I would never try to clean an oil cooler from a car with a blown motor. It is just to much risk when you can buy a new cooler for a little more money. A clean oil cooler will increase the efficiency by itself but you still need to improve the the airflow. The stock location on a stock setup placed the oil cooler in a path of direct airflow, so I proceeded to restore that concept after installing the FMIC. The solution was quite simple and only required fabricating one bracket and some fittings. If you are choosing an aftermarket unit, just be aware that you CAN get an oil cooler that is to efficient. Picking an oil cooler is like picking a turbo... bigger is not always better. The oil must reach a certain temperature to boil off contaminants. With an oversized cooler you may keep temps low enough that you "milkshake" your oil all on your own. I used the stock cooler, the information on where it was mounted before, and my application to pick and place my hardware. I highly recommend you do the same. Robert I have the rights to use the music in this video. Music: Interface Prod - Hip Hop Instrumental Vol. 1 www.jamendo.com for more information about the credits and the permission to use this music.
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