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has anyone heard or seen elites oil cooler upgrade kit? have been looking at the site and dont seem to see much info on it. have been looking at the block and the factory cooler with kingranch6.0 and think we have a way thought up on how to do this external cooler, but any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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There are some out there. One is called Bulletproofdiesel but I have doubts on it in my opion I faught this issue with guys on the org. BLAH BLAH BLAH.

Me and Jeremy aka Lubeowner were discussing this idea of doing one. Keep the price low etc. Alot goes involved with it but our design was a complete Oil cooler delete. We have a design made up already but you would have to delete the fuel bowl, also if you get an external filter, and cooler you have to worry about weather. Exspecially with the colder weather once the oil goes out to the air cooler/external cooler how cold is the oil going back into the motor.

Cooler oil means less break down and wear. Also nothing proven yet but also better pressure in the HPOP. At the same time we also have to figure out the oil feed for the turbo placement for stock and modified trucks. We also had to figure out now where to place the filter what side of the cooler, now if the cooler failed and the filter is on there other side now you have nothing stopping any junk that goes in the valley to your HPOP which can cause severe damage. We were trying to keep this low priced and affordable for folks that wanted to go that route, we are trying to figure a design for modded trucks and a stock version as well.

I dont know about Elite's kit havent read much of it, also bulletproof not 100 percent either guy i was question seemed cocky about everything and when I asked about different aspect of it talk to me like I didnt know what I was talking about so I gave up arguing with him about it. Also for 1800 dollars I aint paying that much for it.

Chris if you want my thoughts on it shoot me a Pm.
 

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i agree, we sat there and looked at the block for about 2 hours+ just shooting ideas, and thinking about all the ways this idea could work.

me being down in texas, i dont really go anywhere with to cold of weather. so i will be fine on that for the most part. fuel bowl and oil bowl is already deleted and routed onto the frame rail so that give me a little more to work with. just alot of thought needs to go into this instead of something that just gets slapped together.

and yes 1800 is way to much imo.
 

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check your messages.
 

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I did it and it works GREAT! 102 F in sunny Florida and I never went above 190 EOT. The key I found was using an inline thermostat so that when it is cold out that you aren't circulating all of your oil through the external oil cooling radiator. As it warms up the thermostat opens as need to allow more oil to the external cooler. I can shoot you some pics, PM me if you want them.
 

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Pm sent, im curious did you weld up the cooler etc.
 

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Couldn't you purchase an oil filter relocation kit and then put an oil cooler and thermostat inline. I'm new to diesels but thats how I've always added oil coolers to vehicles that are difficult to add them otherwise.
 

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Couldn't you purchase an oil filter relocation kit and then put an oil cooler and thermostat inline. I'm new to diesels but thats how I've always added oil coolers to vehicles that are difficult to add them otherwise.
Yes, but you'd have to figure out a way to delete the cooler itself. If you saw one mounted on the motor you would understand.
 

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Oop my bad I just noticed this was in the 6.0 section :eek:)
 

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talked to guy at elite, and he said there's will be $2100, there will be no chance of coolant and oil mixing ( meaning the oil cooler is 100% gone ) and the new oil cooler (radiator part) will have a fan mounted on it with variable speed... sounds nice, just too expensive... wish it was half that price...

Might try to design/build my own next summer...
 

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Have any of you ever cut open the factory 6oh cooler? Not very impressed with the design on those. If you guys do find a low cost option, you will sell every one you can supply.

My uncle does 5 to 6 a month at his shop.
 

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Have any of you ever cut open the factory 6oh cooler? Not very impressed with the design on those. If you guys do find a low cost option, you will sell every one you can supply.

My uncle does 5 to 6 a month at his shop.
I found a way and theres others as well
 

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Ya a few of us have torn into a stock one, and modified it, im thinking that route just havent decided yet.
 

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I found a way and theres others as well
But you didn't manufacture your product or market it which is what he is saying. If you took your bypass and could make a saleable kit that looks good and bypasses the factory one that is reasonably priced I'm sure as they say in field of dreams "if you build it they will come".
 

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Ok. Kind of on topic. Lets say your oil cooler is slightly clogged. Would a coolant filter reverse this or is it once its clogged its clogged?
 

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Ok. Kind of on topic. Lets say your oil cooler is slightly clogged. Would a coolant filter reverse this or is it once its clogged its clogged?
I dont think it would. A coolant filter would only help if the dirt in the coolant would be flowing through the filter.
 

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Who said I'm not going to manufacture it? :poke: Wouldn't you rather something be throughly tested? Rather than say do like the 6.0 and just shove it out the door? :poke::doh::doh:





But you didn't manufacture your product or market it which is what he is saying. If you took your bypass and could make a saleable kit that looks good and bypasses the factory one that is reasonably priced I'm sure as they say in field of dreams "if you build it they will come".
 

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Ok. Kind of on topic. Lets say your oil cooler is slightly clogged. Would a coolant filter reverse this or is it once its clogged its clogged?
I'd suggest adding the coolant filter and flush it several times. Replace the filter and flush several more times. Make it routine like oil changes for the first year to see if it helps loosen the junk.
 

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Who said I'm not going to manufacture it? :poke: Wouldn't you rather something be throughly tested? Rather than say do like the 6.0 and just shove it out the door? :poke::doh::doh:
that's good to hear:D
 
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