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Frederik
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: 36 hp oil cooler Reply with quote

So have anyone used the aftermarket late "standard" aluminum oil cooler? What's the verdict? It's entirely made of aluminum, light weight. The oil ducts are "finned" on the inside, what I suppose is for better cooling but may also mean it's more prone to clog up?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: 36 hp oil cooler Reply with quote

Things to consider when installing a rebuilt/different/aluminum oil cooler for your on your 36hp engine.

Your hard earned money you spent on your freshly rebuilt 36hp shouldn't be subjected to the elements that remain inside your used oil cooler! As expensive as good quality engine rebuilds go for, wouldn't it make sense to install a new oil cooler?

REBUILT: I agree with gimmesomeshelter/Paul. I pressure tested several early/late oil coolers so I could have them ultra sonic "cleaned" and when they came back, I noticed some rattling of debris inside when I shook them!? I poured some laquer thinner inside to flush 'em out and all sorts of hard/crusty stuff came out! Remember, these were already professionally "cleaned". I cut one in half since I was not going to use it and there was so much garbage inside that I thought it best to throw away the 7 remaining "cleaned" ones I had already paid for Sad

DIFFERENT: I sold a bored/stroked 36hp engine (80mm X 69.5) for a customer and asked me about which oil cooler to use. I suggested a new oil cooler would be best and if he didn't want to spend the money for a new aluminum oil cooler, the black, square top type would be sufficient. I also asked him to order the adapter oil cooler seals that allows you to install a later type oil cooler onto an earlier block. He ordered a new W.West oil cooler and new adapter seals. His mechanic was having problems with the fitment of the cooler since it wouldn't sit flat and wouldn't allow the fan housing to sit properly. See photo and continue .

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If I remember correctly, it took 2 oil coolers before he got one that fit correctly. You can see his engine here after his
mechanic "mocked-up" everything and pre ran it for awhile:

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ALUMINUM: I'm running an aluminum aftermarket oil cooler in my 1300cc Denzel powered lowlight Ghia. AIRFLOW SYSTEMS makes an aluminum oil cooler exclusively for the 36hp engine and has proven to be a great investment to aid in cooling my "BIG" engine. I also use a STORK capillary dipstick style oil temp gauge to monitor my engs. temp at all times especially when its 95* and i'm out on the freeway. I hopes this sheds a little light on oil coolers. Cheers Amigos! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 36 hp oil cooler Reply with quote

wow that's a 'cool' oil cooler! looks awesome and more important impressive results. Can't find it on their pricelist, do you have to contact them directly?
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