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Have any of you guys used a oil cooler with a thermostat? I got one and after installing the t-stat it scared the heck out of me. I have #12 lines from block to filer head, then to proposed cooler per Teague direction and then my oil cooler has 3/4" inlets for oil. Anyways it looks like the cooler is so restrictive it would be counter productive. So hopefully someone knows about these thing and makes me feel better. Thanks
 

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From my experience you don't need a thermostat to build oil temperature.. Maybe in a diesel truck in super cold climate, but once you start building Rs in a boat the oil temp comes up very quickly. Are you worried your oil is running too cold?? I tell pleasure boaters to be sure and warm the engine, and oil, before stomping on the throttle...
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From my experience you don't need a thermostat to build oil temperature.. Maybe in a diesel truck in super cold climate, but once you start building Rs in a boat the oil temp comes up very quickly. Are you worried your oil is running too cold?? I tell pleasure boaters to be sure and warm the engine, and oil, before stomping on the throttle...
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I am super worried about too hot of oil, mine gets insane hot ( over 270 ) but when I shopped for a cooler for my new engine this guy sold me on the one I got because he said too cold of oil is just as bad. I should have got a normal cooler but here I am now and I power-coated it so I cant even return it. I called them ( Mr. Cool ) and he swears the opening is big enough but I really cant see how.
 

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Organic oil does not start to break down until 284 degrees Fahrenheit. I've ran Mobil 1 up to 340 Fahrenheit for a couple hours sustained and it was fine.
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Have any of you guys used a oil cooler with a thermostat? I got one and after installing the t-stat it scared the heck out of me. I have #12 lines from block to filer head, then to proposed cooler per Teague direction and then my oil cooler has 3/4" inlets for oil. Anyways it looks like the cooler is so restrictive it would be counter productive. So hopefully someone knows about these thing and makes me feel better. Thanks
I've got a hydraulic Oil cooler off a Tamrock Axera rock drill and going to put it on the boat this year.
It looks similar size as yours.
I was going to use a mercuiser thermostat and housing to regulate the temp tho.
I'm still haven't figured how to retrofit a overflow bottle.

The oil that was ran through the one I got ran at a constant 104 degrees fahrenheit without any thermostat at about 10bar water pressure and had a overtemp cutout at 190, which only happened if you only had below 5 bar water pressure after a few hours of heavy use.

Apparently they work well in a boat.

My original boat was only running 3/4 right through from pump to exhaust.
 

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Are you worried about the flow of oil or the flow of water?


Im worried about flo of oil, I think I am gonna take out T-Stat and see what happens. This would send some oil tru cooler and some tru bypass but all and all lots of flow.
 
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