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OEM oil cooler worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpaceMonkey, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    My truck didn't come with one and I found a seller that has one. I was wondering if it's worth getting or should I look aftermarket (if any exist). Thanks.

    Note: I plan to add a TRD s/c later in the year so I figure keeping the oil temps down would help.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    yes, jump on that deal!! i believe gadget proved that the OEM cooler dropped temps like 20-30*!
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    The second answer is, yes, there are plenty of aftermarket oil cooler options.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    I think everything should have a cooler, especially for slow wheeling.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Its a good thing to have, but it depends on how much he is charging you. Most dealers sell the OEM cooler for $500. You can get an aftermarket kit for less than $100.

    So, how much are you getting it for?
     
  6. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    I like the factory set up.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Is $300 shipped a good deal? Looks great coupe!

    About to pull the trigger depending if price is good.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    $300 is a steal for an OEM.

    There are a few parts.

    Sandwich plate.
    Two hoses.
    Thermostat housing.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Coupe, will this work with the x1 thermostat?
     
  10. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    You better hop on this if you're going to, it's on CT too and there are others interested.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    I already put my name on the list. Thanks!
     
  12. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Here is a pic. Is there anything missing?


    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    That looks complete.

    Good Buy.

    You will need to swap out the thermostat. As I remember you have an X-1.

    I suggest you use the Toyota silicone for this and you it on both sides of the thermostat.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Thanks Coupe! I'll PM the seller. Where can I pick up toyota silicone?
     
  15. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    The dealer.

    Torspd hooked me up with it.

    A lot of people have leaking problems with the X-1 thermostat. The people that use the Toyota stuff (apply it both sides of the thermostat) do not have problems.

    I used it. So far so good.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    I bought it guys. Thanks for all the help.
     
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