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well lets go haul off some crap. and see about some parts. I'll see you guys later. Nothing personal Trent, but it just takes alot of money for these things to happen dude. I just hope that you understand man.
I understand completely but you've done this like 4 times and we have yet to see anything done to your truck.
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anyway, you could install one of these

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i'm not sure if it would fit in the engine compartment on the 3.0. this is off a newer explorer and you would have to run heater hoses to it and use the larger FL820s filter

next time i change my oil (gasp) i'll see how it looks
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What is that Mark?
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that is a OEM factory installed oil cooler.
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you got the inlet an outlet for the cooling lines/rad if you will....i like the idea. But is there really a benefit to installing one on one of our engines?
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i dont see any benefit of installing an engine oil cooler on a 3.0.

then again i do not see any down sides to installing it either.

the engine oil will be the same temp as the coolant, this is what ford is aiming for as coolant is used to cool the oil. in extreme conditions it could help i guess. from the transmission info i have seems that the same principle apply's to transmission fluid, all newer ford transmission have a internal PCM controlled fluid temp sensor and fluid flow valve. the PCM will not allow fluid to flow through the cooler until it reaches a set temp. the temp is usually the same maybe a little lower then coolant temp, 195 degrees.

although i have no no links to post to back this up nor can i offer any engineering advice.

all you would need to do is tap into your heater hoses.
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i dont see any benefit of installing an engine oil cooler on a 3.0.

then again i do not see any down sides to installing it either.

the engine oil will be the same temp as the coolant, this is what ford is aiming for as coolant is used to cool the oil. in extreme conditions it could help i guess. from the transmission info i have seems that the same principle apply's to transmission fluid, all newer ford transmission have a internal PCM controlled fluid temp sensor and fluid flow valve. the PCM will not allow fluid to flow through the cooler until it reaches a set temp. the temp is usually the same maybe a little lower then coolant temp, 195 degrees.

although i have no no links to post to back this up nor can i offer any engineering advice.

all you would need to do is tap into your heater hoses.
Thanks. I appreciate that. I got a quote today for paint. $350 bucks maybe $400. Napa has a full line of OEM paints and some custom kolors. Acrylic Enamel 8 parts paint, 4 parts thinner, and 1 part hardener. Not bad at all. $1,300 for the Chevy 350 minus the intake manifold, Carb and valve covers. Plus I got the number for a very reliable speed shop locally. Now All I have to do is save up money.
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I would look into the colder thermostat though
I wouldent do that on an 04, I have a 180degree one and get a code for the coolent not being up to temp. Im going back to the stock one.
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I wouldent do that on an 04, I have a 180degree one and get a code for the coolent not being up to temp. Im going back to the stock one.
Thanks man. I guess I just better start saving up some dough. I've already got a little saved up. I can get a chevy 350 easier than anything else and for sure alot cheaper. I really wanted to do the 5.7 Hemi with MDS swap but it was way the hell up there. $8,000 for a new one, and about 1/2 for a used one. The used one was an 05 which that model year didn't perform so well. Now they use solid components and shut fuel and air off to 4 of the cylinders.
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Thanks man. I guess I just better start saving up some dough. I've already got a little saved up. I can get a chevy 350 easier than anything else and for sure alot cheaper. I really wanted to do the 5.7 Hemi with MDS swap but it was way the hell up there. $8,000 for a new one, and about 1/2 for a used one. The used one was an 05 which that model year didn't perform so well. Now they use solid components and shut fuel and air off to 4 of the cylinders.
Not a problem, just giving you a heads up
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All I'm really looking for is a bit more MPG's without having to do any weight reduction.
Don't want to drag down this thread any more.. however cooling the oil will do the opposite of what you desire.

Without getting into the specifics of oil weights and such.. the cooler an engine oil is the harder it is to pump. If you want to gain mpg.. go with a thinner and semi or fully synthetic oil. You want hot oil.. not cold to remove parasitic losses.


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I wouldent do that on an 04, I have a 180degree one and get a code for the coolent not being up to temp. Im going back to the stock one.

In you sig you say you have a tuner. Your tuning person can lower the temps by 10F and it would fix that.

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I wouldent do that on an 04, I have a 180degree one and get a code for the coolent not being up to temp. Im going back to the stock one.
The stock thermostat (195) will give you less engine wear, and better MPG.
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The stock thermostat (195) will give you less engine wear, and better MPG.
Yeah, I put a new stock motorcraft one back in there last night and all is well.
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The stock thermostat (195) will give you less engine wear, and better MPG.
Better MPG yes.. less wear no.
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Better MPG yes.. less wear no.
Less wear due to contaminants being removed from the oil faster at the higher temps, and less gas in the oil, due to the leaner mixtures.
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Not a problem, just giving you a heads up
Thanks I appreciate that man.
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