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Missing oil cooler?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DriverSound, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    DriverSound

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    I'm fairly new to Tacoma's and I've had my truck for about three weeks and the window sticker said "supplemental oil cooler" and I can't seem to find where that would be.:confused:

    I have a 09 DC 4x4 with the trd off road pkg and the tow pkg from the factory. My cousin just bought his truck last night and I noticed he has the oil cooler mounted at the driverside of the radiator/ac condenser but he has an access cab 4x2. Wouldn't the cooler be in the same place?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    it should be mounted right in front of the radiator. it may be up a little more than most others, but it should be there in the front.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The oil cooler on your truck is under the oil filter....Well, the oil filter mounts on it...
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    I have an 07 TRD Sport 6 speed. No oil cooler, but the window sticker said it has one. The stealership said that oil coolers go on tacomas with automatics. Could be some bull that they told me, or maybe they just meant transmission cooler?
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    Dangit Chris....I hate posting at the same time, then it makes me look like I have no idea what I'm talking about....but thank you! I'll go look at my truck again! LOL :rolleyes:
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    hell.....i may be thinking about a tranny cooler, but i was thinking the oil cooler mounts in front of the radiator also.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    :D
     
  9. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    The tranny cooler is pretty small. Could be confused with the oil cooler.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Well, Actually, its a clever design, as it uses the engine coolant to keep the oil at the propper temp. instead of relying on the ambient air temp.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Hmm... so in colder climate or areas where it rains or snow most of the time, wouldn't it actually heat the oil with the coolant rather than cooling?

    I know Honda uses the same technology with their throttle bodies to keep it from freezing in cold areas but it heats up intake air so most owners just disconnect it. I was just expecting an actual cooler like the tranny cooler.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Yes. It keeps the oil at the propper temp. Also, every manufacture runs coolant thru the intake at some point to keep the air temp up in cold climates. :)
     
  14. Apr 12, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    Thanks Chris, appreciate all the help. I'll stop looking for my oil cooler now! LOL Now for that transmission cooler....:D
     
  15. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    LOL, your manual tranny wont have a cooler.....:)
     
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    I believe it only came with the Off Road package and not the Sport package.
     
  18. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    I have seen them on the Sport's also.
     
  19. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    The Tow Package dictates whether or not the vehicle is equipped with an oil cooler.
    It is only about 2" high located at the base of the filter.

    FWIW: Optimum coolant temp is 190°F and oil 220°F. (Ref: http://www.synlube.com/oilv.htm)
    The benefit of the coolant cooled version is consistancy at all driving speeds. This also allows the oil to get hot enough to burn off moisture. Too cool of oil is more determental to the engine until the oil reaches 260°F.
     
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    I have a sport and mine has it.
     
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