Could the 6.4L use a better oil cooler?

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  1. bbolda

    bbolda New Member

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    After a full day at the track I've been debating on getting an oil cooler. I think the SP has one already but its obviously not keeping the oil cool enough under track conditions. I was seeing temps holding at about 278 after about 5-6 hard laps on a 1.2 mile course. I've done some research and it seems after oil exceeds about 250 it beings to reduce its performance, get it into the 300s and its basically acting like water. I don't see much info about charger owners getting oil coolers.
    Anyone have one? If so what brand, and how is it working?
     
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    A full-synthetic oil will withstand sump temperatures in excess of 300 degrees, conventional oils start breaking down around 260. You should already be running full synthetic so you should be fine, though there is no downside to additional cooling!
     
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    Thanks SolApathy. I would like to make the purchase...anyone installed one? If so did it make a significant difference in temps? Does anyone know of any good oil cooling systems?
     
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    Experiment with different oils switching from dealer oil to royal purple or other high end oil might help reduce a little.
     
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    So bbolda. What did you go with?
     
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    I haven't done any work on it. Been working on other projects. I do plan on getting one just not in any hurry. When I get one I'll post it to the forum.
     
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    Well you can do the tube and fin style:
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    Or the stacked plate style:
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    both work, but the tube and fin can be flushed sucessfully whereas the stacked plate might not as the fluid has many paths it can go across
     

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