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ok I have a early 2004 ( call it 2003) f250 and I got a scan gauge and am seeing some decent difference between eoc and ect like 20 degrees running around town. not noticing any leaking and no residue at degas bottle. I need to check my temps on a cold motor, to make sure not a sensor issue.
and on to the questions, I have been looking and finding conflicting or confusing info.
I would love to replace the oil cooler with the bpd set up/ money wont let it happen right now.
I read there is a new oem style oil cooler, what is up with this, is it better/ last longer?
what kind of life are people getting with oil cooler replacement/ im seeing 300-50000?
guessing I need to flush and replace thermostat.
dumping my money into a head gasket stud kit, with bpd egr cooler and associated pieces. maybe if I can get 50000 out of this cooler I can then afford the bpd set up.
I also see other cooler replacement systems, any ideas, seeing mixed reviews

any and all input appreciated
 

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My understanding is that the new oil coolers are way better then the stock ones they put in our trucks 10-11 years ago. I have had mine for about 25,000 miles and it's still working like a champ I put the OEM one in not sure if it's the same one your referring to. 20 degree difference is a lot the most I see when towing my boat or ever is 12 which is rare my truck usually stays around 7-10 degree difference at most.
 

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I was seeing differential temperatures of around 60 degrees. Yep, my oil cooler was 100% clogged.

I'm in the process of replacing it with an OEM piece right now (along with a lot of other stuff - studs, HPOP, etc.). As long as you do an extensive coolant flush (mine will be with Restore and then Restore Plus), add a coolant filter after, and use the correct coolant (silicate free Cat EC-1 approved) I believe the stock oil cooler won't have any problems. It only turns into a problem when it clogs with silicates and/or iron rust.

My truck is a September 2003 build as well.
 
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