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Who runs one and how far do you drive your boat on a single given ride-run? I was told they were not needed especially where I boat and how long its driven on each run, but after last week when my starter went out I could not believe how hot the oil was and how long it took to cool down before I could change the starter out. Any BR guys run oil coolers? Thanks guys.
 

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You will do more damage with a cooler than without. You're motor never runs long enough or hard enough to benefit from one. And this is directed towards most at the river. That of course is assuming you have a good oiling system.
 

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You will do more damage with a cooler than without. You're motor never runs long enough or hard enough to benefit from one. And this is directed towards most at the river. That of course is assuming you have a good oiling system.
Damage? I have a decent enough oil pump, 80psi at idle, when It get's hot the lowest I've seen is 50psi @ idle, that's after going from the Wheeler to BR rv campground and back, 3500-6000 occasionally. I run Motul Oil
 

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it certainly depends on how you drive your boat and how far. If I boated on Lake Elsinore 90% of the time I wouldn't run one, but running 14 miles from 3,800 - 4,200 rpms the cooler maintains the temp at under 220*. A few weeks back Farmer John rode with me for the day and we ran 12+ miles between 4,200-4,400 up river, oil temp didn't go over 225*.

Typically running the boat between 3,800-4,000 the oil will get to 185-190* in a few miles, maybe 3-4 miles ( 10-11 qrts in the system). If you typically run to a cove or sand bar a couple miles from your launch location and sit on the sand bar all day. I wouldn't run one. You might want to consider putting a temp gauge on it just to see what type of temps you are seeing.

Hope that helps.

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Damage? I have a decent enough oil pump, 80psi at idle, when It get's hot the lowest I've seen is 50psi @ idle, that's after going from the Wheeler to BR rv campground and back, 3500-6000 occasionally. I run Motul Oil
One of the best oils you can buy. Good stuff.

"damage" IE. never getting oil to temp to burn out moisture. if you are running it over 3,600 for any length of time you'll be generating some heat in it. Should install temp gauge or get a temp gun to read off the oil pan and see how hot.
 

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it certainly depends on how you drive your boat and how far. If I boated on Lake Elsinore 90% of the time I wouldn't run one, but running 14 miles from 3,800 - 4,400 rpms the cooler maintains the temp at under 220*. A few weeks back Farmer John rode with me for the day and we ran 12+ miles between 4,200-4,400 up river, oil temp didn't go over 225*.

Typically running the boat between 3,800-4,000 the oil will get to 185-190* in a few miles, maybe 3-4 miles ( 10-11 qrts in the system). If you typically run to a cove or sand bar a couple miles from your launch location and sit on the sand bar all day. I wouldn't run one. You might want to consider putting a temp gauge on it just to see what type of temps you are seeing.

Hope that helps.

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I stay far away from Elsinore unless I need to test something for the river. I have a 10qt pan that I run 8qts in, was told to by my engine builder, he said any more oil that that it looses PSI. Where is the best spot to install a temp gauge? I run anywhere from 1-8 or so miles a trip.
 

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I stay far away from Elsinore unless I need to test something for the river. I have a 10qt pan that I run 8qts in, was told to by my engine builder, he said any more oil that that it looses PSI. Where is the best spot to install a temp gauge? I run anywhere from 1-8 or so miles a trip.
install sensor in the oil pan. If you don't have a place for it you can buy a sensor ( electrical) that goes in the drain plug hole. I've heard of people installing them in a remote oil filter port also, actually that's where we put the one on the Bonneville car now that I think about it.
 

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install sensor in the oil pan. If you don't have a place for it you can buy a sensor ( electrical) that goes in the drain plug hole. I've heard of people installing them in a remote oil filter port also, actually that's where we put the one on the Bonneville car now that I think about it.
Will a laser heat gun work good enough to get a proper oil temp reading off the pan?
 

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Will a laser heat gun work good enough to get a proper oil temp reading off the pan?
I hope so, cause thats what I use. It also helps you to know when it's time to throw another bag of ice in the Brewski Cooler j/k :D
 

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Who runs one and how far do you drive your boat on a single given ride-run? I was told they were not needed especially where I boat and how long its driven on each run, but after last week when my starter went out I could not believe how hot the oil was and how long it took to cool down before I could change the starter out. Any BR guys run oil coolers? Thanks guys.
I have one and I stay at BR. I run mine anywhere from the RV park to the dam, or I even been to Lost Lake. I run one because of the turbos. I run the crap out of it in Parker too, been dam to dam multiple times last year. It spins 3500-5500 rpm with the occasional 6600 rpm jaunt. Im going to bring a temp gun with me today and see where its at.
 

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First and foremost, you need to know what oil temp your motor is getting to before you can ask if it will help? Just a thought...
 

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...I could not believe how hot the oil was and how long it took to cool down before I could change the starter out.
I had an over-heating problem last year at Aha Quin from some FOD that I sucked up which got caught somewhere in my odd bank cooling system. I waited all day for my POS to cool down and it never did.

I am thinking back to when I painted the engine for my Corvette. I painted it with POR-15 Chevrolet Red paint. I placed it in the sun to cure. Just from being in the sun all day, the block got to well over 200F.

I will never forget either of those experiences. It makes me want to rig up a means to pump water through the engine to cool it while the engine is off. I like the bilge trick that the NJBA guys use in the pits for circulating water to warm their engines, but it could be used for cooling also. Kjell, so far has the setup that I like.

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^^^

I know someone with an I/O who needs one of those Canton deals. He can run at 3,400 at close to 80 ( 70+ anyway) for miles and the engine with dry-sump never gets the oil over 170*.

What's the Canton part # ?

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If you are going to use a filter bypass adaptor on the block with a remote filter and cooler, then Greddy probably has the cleanest setup with the least number "pieces" like hose ends and adaptors.

for a High Performance deal I wonder what those flow GPM ???
 
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