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    Anyone ever make their own ? I'm wondering out loud what's involved in building one ? Is it as simple as a tube in a tube, or more complex ? I'm thinking about making my own to fit my boat and having it painted to match.

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    I guess it depends how mechanically inclined you are, here are some pics to give you an idea of whet the inside looks like

    http://www.rdent.net/gallery.htm

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    I wonder how something like that would work as an intercooler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterGrin View Post
    I guess it depends how mechanically inclined you are, here are some pics to give you an idea of whet the inside looks like

    http://www.rdent.net/gallery.htm
    Not that mechanically inclined WOW !!!!

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    You could probably just coil up a bunch of copper tubing and put it inside a larger tube. The oil would run through the copper tubing and the larger tube would be filled with water. If you know how to weld and fabricate, I don't feel it would be too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    You could probably just coil up a bunch of copper tubing and put it inside a larger tube. The oil would run through the copper tubing and the larger tube would be filled with water. If you know how to weld and fabricate, I don't feel it would be too hard.

    Hope this helps.
    The coil would be too restrictive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    You could probably just coil up a bunch of copper tubing and put it inside a larger tube. The oil would run through the copper tubing and the larger tube would be filled with water. If you know how to weld and fabricate, I don't feel it would be too hard.

    Hope this helps.

    Yes it does. I just was wondering what would be involved. My thinking was to make one to fit a specific location on my boat. Efficiency and flow would concern me though.

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    Use a heat exchanger off a 4 banger boat motor...they work very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaTunnel View Post
    Anyone ever make their own ? I'm wondering out loud what's involved in building one ? Is it as simple as a tube in a tube, or more complex ? I'm thinking about making my own to fit my boat and having it painted to match.
    I have an intercooler off a 2007 Seadoo RXP. Could make a tube to go around it? It's about 3 inch diameter. Heres a pic...
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    Don't the good oil coolers have some type of thermostat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    The coil would be too restrictive.
    Alright, how about having the oil fill the large tube and run the water through the coil.

    But, how would it be too restrictive to run the oil through the coil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mako shark mark View Post
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