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Old December 10th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Oil Cooler line kit!

Found this surfing the www. Located in OH they sell an oil cooler line kit. Looks good. Might have to call them...

http://www.trailhead4x4.com/18401.html
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Old December 10th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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not bad looking. I wonder what they cost
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Follow-up on the Discoweb........... Kind of funny.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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I didn't see a price ? How much ??

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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:48 PM
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He must be new to the Rover Game. I used to manage that area for FedEx and I never have seen him.

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Old December 30th, 2005, 06:34 PM
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I just checked ...$279 for the oil line replacement. That sounds a little steep. The kit looks like it replaces the fittings on the radiator with some standard type fitting. Same for the oil filter plate. If that's the case I would think the parts are pretty cheap.

Anybody know the thread size of the radiator plug and the plate fittings?

Follow-up Post:

I'm thinking I might just remove the oil cooler lines & sandwich plate then re-install the oil filter. Then I can drive my truck to go shop for proper fittings.

Would driving without the oil cooler in place put me in danger of overheating?
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Old December 30th, 2005, 06:41 PM
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I think you'd only be in danger of overheating if you were towing a loaded trailer across death valley. I have been running without the oil cooler for a month now. Also, the 87-88 classics never had one and Land Rover deleted them from the D2s in 2004...they found they didn't need them. I'm thinking about leaving it off permanently. I also gained about 7psi of oil pressure without it.
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Now that sounds like a REAL solution! Thanks for the info Rob.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 07:02 PM
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Oil Cooler Lines

I just had my oil cooler lines re-fitted with stainless steel braided lines by Ohio Hydraulics. I used the original tubes from the radiator and the banjo bolts from the oil filter plate. I had the old rubber tubes cut off and had the steel threaded fittings welded to both the tubes and the banjo bolts. I wanted to make this modular so I can replace the hoses if needed. All this took about an hour to fabricate and cost $100.


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Only concern I have about that setup is the radiator fittings, mine seem to be pretty much siezed into it, and I don't want to risk busting something
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Old December 30th, 2005, 10:55 PM
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Get a real cooler and ditch the built-in one. Then you plumb into it with generic fittings and lines. Do the same for the tranny.

But if you can gain 7 lbs of pressure without it this may be preferred. Is that at idle? I guess installing an oil temp gauge and monitoring it for a while may be worth it.
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The fittings going into my radiator were seized, however I could still remove the steel tube from the seized fitting.
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I guess installing an oil temp gauge and monitoring it for a while may be worth it.
Where and how would be the best place to tap in for an oil temp guage?
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What is the normal operating oil temperature and pressure?
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I'd weld a bung to the side of the pan...or I've got a pan from a classic that has a bung already for the level sender...that could probably be used easily.
I've no idea what temp the oil normally runs, pressure spec is like 26psi at 2500rpm at operating temp. On the older engines you can boost the pressure a bit by shimming the relief valve spring with a washer.
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Where is Ohio Hydralics? Where are you located?

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Old December 18th, 2006, 03:05 PM
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Grover,

Where is Ohio Hydralics? Where are you located?

Matt...

Matt,

A little late (almost a year) but Ohio Hydraulics is located in Sharonville Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. The made my oil cooler lines. They are a heavy equipment hydraulic supplier/fabricator. If you want some pix, I will email them to you. Also, I am located in Cincinnati...

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It's been a few months. Anybody have a verdict? Rob's opinion means a lot to me. Why go through the expense of new lines when we can eliminate the problem all together? Fire?Are you kidding?

Rob - How many shop hours is it to remove the oil cooler and set up the engine/radiator to run without it?

General question: Why is a boost in oil pressure good on a 3.9 engine? What happens if you add a supercharger? Any impact?
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removing the oil cooler lines seams like a good solution for me in the temporary, has anybody been running like this for awhile? i don't tow anything and i won't be getting much wheeling in the near future...

otherwise anyone have the info on the place in ohio, i'd like to order the steel braider portions.
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otherwise anyone have the info on the place in ohio, i'd like to order the steel braider portions.
http://www.ohiohydraulics.com/

Any industrial hydraulic shop should be able to make the lines. If you want pix of my set-up, let me know...


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