Oil Coolers

Do you have any sort of oil cooler in your Rebuilt Auto Engine? Do you know what oil coolers are? Have you ever heard of oil coolers?

I know, that was a lot of questions - sorry for that.

An oil cooler is considered to be a separate and smaller radiator from a Rebuilt Auto Engine’s main radiator. I’m sure you can get it from different car salvage yards if you’re really set on looking for it and stuff. It’s main job is to maintain an oil supply at a steady and optimal temperature while the car is running. Roughly, when the oil temperatures are lower, it will lengthen the life of both the Rebuilt Auto Engine and the transmission.

The ideal temperature for oil would probably have to be between 180 and 200 Degrees Fahrenheit. You start to experience lack of success with your engine when oil doesn’t have the ability to disperse its collected heat fast enough and exceeds its given threshold. As it slowly but surely starts to break down, oil eventually loses its lubricating, its cooling, and all of its given properties.

Even though there aren’t a lot of your “regular” cars that have this oil cooling system installed, you can get it put in your car if you really want to - you can even buy one for cheap at a number of car salvage yards that are in your local town. There are oil cooling kits available for both manual and automatic transmissions; this means you really have nothing to worry about. In your typical Rebuilt Auto Engine, oil doesn’t only work as a lubricant, it also has the job as acting like a coolant for a whole bunch of parts under the hood. The different parts in your vehicle that are cooled by engine oil include the bearings, crankshafts, and even the car’s pistons.

There can be two main types of engine cooler designs: the tube & fin style and the stacked-plate design. When you have the tube & fin style oil, you’ll know that it’s designed in a way where oil can circulate through the cooler lines (the tubes). As the oil is distributed, the lines then evaporate the heat through the fins. When it comes to the stacked-plate design, the oil is forced through a course of plates while heat is extracted as air moves across those same plates. Since this design is considered to be a lot more passive, it tends to be less effective at cooling the oil compared to the tube and fin style.

One of your typical transmission oil coolers can be pretty essential for those automatic transmissions that are used in a number of high-strain applications; the main reason why is because the lubricating fluid that’s in a transmission heats up with every change of gear. Even though it’s not absolutely necessary for highway driving, oil coolers that are meant for transmissions can easily improve your transmission’s performance and longevity. When your transmission oil ever overheats, you’ll easily notice slower gear shifts, a few worn seals, a lot lower mileage, and eventually, premature failure (uh-oh).

When it comes to stock setup, the transmission fluid is cooled at the same time as heat transfers to the colder coolant engine that surrounds it. If you want the most effectiveness that you can possibly get, you should keep in mind that an oil cooler will work at its best when it’s mounted in front of a stock radiator. So .. make sure that you know where your stock radiator is at.