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Whats the deal with this oil cooler?

 
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matt94gt
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Whats the deal with this oil cooler? Reply with quote

So my 72' has an aftermarket oil cooler on it. Its been on there pretty much since the guy bought it apparently. Im debating removing it, because I've been told its not needed. Wanted to get some others opinions before I do so. Also is it worth anything if I take it out or should I just hold onto it?

ps: Before its mentioned, I have replaced my engine compartment foam gasket.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like ones a cooler and ones a filter(big spun alum thingy) possibly? If anything put the cooler outside of the motor compartment and run a smaller oil filter also outside of the van.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If nothing else it sure looks interesting! I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it before.... but that doesn't mean anything. Extra oil cooling may not be necessary but it is never a bad thing. I totally agree about re-locating it outside the engine compartment though. Judging by the location of the dipstick I am guessing that engine didn't start out in a bus. Is it perhaps a 914 motor?

interesting...... VERY interesting.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently its a 1800cc from a bus, but maybe I was misinformed?

My only concern was just extra filters and extra places for leaks to start. But it seems pretty solid.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on relocating them both.

I'd question how much actual benefit the cooler provides, stuck up in the corner where there's not a lot of airflow and all the heat rises to it.

The bigger concern is that it increases the air temperature in the area your engine is sucking what's supposed to be cooling air from.

Interesting plumbing on them...copper with petcocks...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the guy made some sort of home made air intake tube, which is why two of my side scoop "veins" are cut out Crying or Very sad. Apparently him and his friend (both worked at VW) wanted to make an aftermarket oil cooler system. So I imagine thats why its mounted there.

Where would you re-locate it to? Im not sure its even worth doing so...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any other tips guys? Also can anyone ID what this motor is out of? The other day I did a fresh oil change and it took me a few minutes to find the oil filler neck, as I was looking for a cap. But it has a square plate, that is held on by a wire clamp. Never seen that before.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds kinda 914ish.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow-Wow wrote:
Sounds kinda 914ish.


Yes that sure looks like it! Thanks.
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