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Thought I would save some money, and bought dorman oil cooler. $200 and lifetime warranty.. stock coolers plug and with a life time warranty, figured why not. Jobs not really all that difficult, and figured it would last a couple years anyways.... 3 coolers later in the last year, and I've had it with dorman. The bottom of the oil cooler housing dorman gives you in their kit, swells and deteriorates when oil comes in contact with it. I called dorman and they finally admitted they have had issues with that gasket. They also admitted to getting rid of some of the surface area too cut back cost. These coolers fail internally. also once that gasket and breaks apart, it makes a huge mess in the hpop reservoir. Which in my cause has plugged my ipr valve. Wouldn't suggest anything but oem, Buy at your own risk.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 10:54 AM
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Sorry to say thanks for helping out the next guy. I hope it's all OEM at this point.


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The only aftermarket parts that I think are safe for a 6.0 are ARP studs and a EGR delete kit, everything else needs to be OEM.

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We have resolved the issue with the Gasket being made of the wrong material and coming a part in the high pressure oil system. As far as the cooler itself there is no issues. We have had customers say it cools better then the OE.
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there are ZERO things from dorman that are ok to buy. Its the crappiest of the crap parts out there. actually..i have door pins in my truck that are from dorman. they are ugly as sin but they work. other than that, ill never buy dorman stuff

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We have resolved the issue with the Gasket being made of the wrong material and coming a part in the high pressure oil system. As far as the cooler itself there is no issues. We have had customers say it cools better then the OE.
That oil cooler gasket issue caused a lot of people a lot of problems. It cost the tow bill, labor, replace the oil cooler with a OEM, some had to replace their IPR, oil, anti-freeze.
So what does Dorman plan to do for their customers that bought your oil cooler for the 6.0 Powerstroke and had to replace it?
Also how does your oil cooler cool better than the OEM? I'd sure like to know.

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^^^ Yep, with butter please, I told the wife to pick up some more, were gonna need it

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That oil cooler gasket issue caused a lot of people a lot of problems. It cost the tow bill, labor, replace the oil cooler with a OEM, some had to replace their IPR, oil, anti-freeze.
So what does Dorman plan to do for their customers that bought your oil cooler for the 6.0 Powerstroke and had to replace it?
Also how does your oil cooler cool better than the OEM? I'd sure like to know.
Yea I would be willing to bet they don't respond...
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Yea, I'll probably have to agree. But maybe they will. I'm in.... this should get good.

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