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Years back I had my radiator replaced due to some front end damage and the shop that did the body work put in the A/T radiator, at least that's what it looks like.


On the A/T radiator it states that there is an "oil cooler" incorporated into the radiator on the passenger side.

I assume this is used to cool the automatic transmission fluid, but can it be used to cool motor oil also? With some modification of course.

Just curious.







 

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Assuming you have a manual and no a/t fluid to cool...

That cooler is for the a/t fluid. In theory, you could use it for regular motor oil as well (B&M's Supercoolers are designed to handle both). However, the automatic tranny generates something like 6 PSI of pressure at idle in Park. I don't know how much is generated under load, but I would question whether that cooler was designed to withstand the same pressure as the regular oiling system (something like 100 PSI, right?). Additionally, IMHO the stock cooler is a crap design and doesn't get much direct airflow.
 
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