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Oil / tranny fluid cooler with factory towing package

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hardtaco, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    hardtaco

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    What exactly does this added oil cooler look like that comes with the factory tow package on my 08? I want to see if I have this or not.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    06aztaco

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    a small radiator in front of your normal radiator
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    I see that one but I believe its the condenser coil for AC.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    The tranny cooler is the small black cooler in front of the AC condenser and just below the horns. The engine oil cooler is what the filter sits on.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Coupe

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    Under that big red oil filter is the oem engine oil cooler.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    Hmmmm.......I need to see if I have that or not.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Then where is the trans cooler located?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    there^^

    it is the mini radiator located here^ about the size of an open wallet w/ two rubber/metal lines that go into it
     
  9. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    That makes sense because that is where most after market systems go. But now why is the oil cooler under the filter and how good is that cooler? Seems like it wouldn't work as well.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    If it's an automatic you'll have two one for the engine oil (under the red filter) and one for the trans (in front of the A/C condenser).
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    Givim a damn picture

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    Driver's side, in front of the A/C Condenser, half hidden by the Bumper, with a hose entering the top


    CC
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    The engine oil cooler is a water to oil cooler not a traditional air to oil cooler. I have two Yamaha bikes with this system, works fine.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Anybody have a picture of the oil cooler off the truck, or just with their oil filter off?

    These things are $500+ and toyotapartssales.com. I am wondering if my machinist in-laws can make me a heat exchanger (the t-stat housing is under $100).
     
  14. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Engine oil cooler or tranny cooler?
     
  15. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    Engine oil. I assume it's kind of just a water jacket that oil flows through, but I've never seen one without a filter or off the vehicle.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Engine oil runs about 210 ~215 degrees F.

    Radiator coolant runs about 184 degrees F.

    Factory oil cooler circulates coolant through the heat exchanger that sets under the oil filter. The cooler water lowers the higher oil temp.

    Look on ebay. They pop up for sale from time to time.
     
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    Beyond the additional oil capacity gained, do you think the 4.0L would benefit from an additional, more traditional, Oil to Air cooler in line? Adding oil is usually beneficial in most systems, and the additional cooler would likely add almost a quart between lines and the cooler itself.
     
  18. May 17, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    I know of some guys that have gone this way. I would say the important item would be to get a model that has a thermostat. This way it won't circulate until the oil warms up.
     
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