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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Another one bites the dust......

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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Yeah, a friend of mine from Savannah called and told me it was in the paper down there the other day. I'm not sure who's it was...I thought I knew most everyone down there.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Those blasted oil cooler lines. If that is indeed the oil trail behind the truck.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Hey, its white, if it is a 1995 I would be interested in buying it as is.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Hey, its white, if it is a 1995 I would be interested in buying it as is.
Don't be a vulture DB!

What if the guy was on this list and was traumatized or something... jeezuz
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Do you think oil cooler lines just burst??? I mean if you check them from time to time and don't notice any leaks from the right side. I would think you would have some warning that it is time to replace them.
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Do you think oil cooler lines just burst??? I mean if you check them from time to time and don't notice any leaks from the right side. I would think you would have some warning that it is time to replace them.
Yes, based on many, many past threads on this board and elsewhere. Usually they get just a little pinhole type failure, and spray oil (under pressure) onto the neighboring red hot exhaust manifold, which ignites the oil. It doesn't need to be much to get the fire going, then there are plenty of other combustibles available to feed the fire.

ECR and others have been warning of this for years now...

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Wow Mike, the new Car-B-Que photo got added to your page fast..
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Ive done the oil cooler lines on both my trucks with the Genuine Parts, I cringe every time I see this. It might be time to just do the SS braided hoses...
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:32 PM
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Wow Mike, the new Car-B-Que photo got added to your page fast..
Yupper... it was an impressive picture. It was emailed to me this morning and went straight up.
The more I can let people know that this is a real concern and that they should address it somehow the better. I think too many people are putting it off personally, and then the non-hobbyists don't even know that it is an issue.
Doesn't matter to me how folks fix it, just FIX IT!!!!


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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Or you can also just ditch the cooler totally, which is a free option. You just need to remove the sandwich plate and lines, then put the filter back on.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:34 PM
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Or you can also just ditch the cooler totally, which is a free option. You just need to remove the sandwich plate and lines, then put the filter back on.

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Agreed... folks just need to do "something"!
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Mike, on a 97 that never sees the trails would you just delete the cooler or keep it and go SS?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Mike, on a 97 that never sees the trails would you just delete the cooler or keep it and go SS?
97s are a little different. They do not have the easy to remove lines like the 93-95. The line outlets are made into the timing cover. You'd need special plugs and I do not know the oil flow dynamics of the GEMS timing cover, so the oil lines in a 1997 might be needed. I never explored removing them.

Mike, can you email me the pix of NAS 110 #24 again. I like to keep that NAS 110 stuff on file here.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:18 PM
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I am rebuilding my 1997 90 into a 110 and am contemplating putting in an aluminum radiator and then adding an external oil cooler. I have already years ago converted the truck to an R380 so I have the grill cut out and space for an oil cooler where the tranny cooler used to be.

So I would assume if I were to do this I would just need to buy the ECR bits for a 1997 and then make some SS braided lines longer to mount to an external oil cooler. I know it is not that easy but seems like a good idea to get the oil cooler off of the radiator. Any thoughts?

Thanks for posting this. It has really made me re-think this problem.

Thanks to Mike at ECR for offering up so much info!

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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Don't be a vulture DB!

What if the guy was on this list and was traumatized or something... jeezuz


I think me asking to buy it is not a traumatic as seeing it go up in flames from neglect/bad luck.

A cheap <96 D90 donor with title in white would be of some use to me.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:27 PM
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I think me asking to buy it is not a traumatic as seeing it go up in flames from neglect/bad luck.

A cheap <96 D90 donor with title in white would be of some use to me.

Ron

Still sounds like the guy who asks for the wife's phone number at the husband's funeral to me.

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I am rebuilding my 1997 90 into a 110 and am contemplating putting in an aluminum radiator and then adding an external oil cooler. I have already years ago converted the truck to an R380 so I have the grill cut out and space for an oil cooler where the tranny cooler used to be.

So I would assume if I were to do this I would just need to buy the ECR bits for a 1997 and then make some SS braided lines longer to mount to an external oil cooler. I know it is not that easy but seems like a good idea to get the oil cooler off of the radiator. Any thoughts?

Thanks for posting this. It has really made me re-think this problem.

Thanks to Mike at ECR for offering up so much info!

Tyler

If you need to really cool the oil that sounds like a fine idea. Use the adapters to 8AN on the timing cover and then you can run a larger oil cooler from any speed shop, mounted wherever you want it.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:39 PM
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Still sounds like the guy who asks for the wife's phone number at the husband's funeral to me.

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If you need to really cool the oil that sounds like a fine idea. Use the adapters to 8AN on the timing cover and then you can run a larger oil cooler from any speed shop, mounted wherever you want it.
Are the adapters to 8AN you speak of the ones that you sell on your site? I am trying to learn all the parts etc...

Cool. Thanks for the info. Actually I am not interested in cooling the oil more I am interested in getting the motor to run cooler especially on the highway. With a bumper, winch, and Hella's with the AC on I have always had trouble keeping it cool. I bought that radiator years ago before I knew what was up and did not pay attention that it did not have provisions for the oil cooler. Thus the thought of mounting an external one.

Thanks for the info.

I really appreciate it.

My buddies 90 caught on fire a few years ago and was a total loss. However it was a fuel related issue I think. Do not want that to happen!

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It is not like I internet found out where the guy lived and called him at home.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:54 PM
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From the article:

"It was unknown Wednesday night what sparked the fire or who owned the vehicle."

The journalist is inexcusably uninformed about d-90's.
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