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Old 06-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #15
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MRBB which of those mods gave you the most bang for your buck or just the combo in general?
Mine is the 2003.5 with the round egr cooler, just curious and have you upgraded head studs ?
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #16
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We have to run a front tag here in Texas, which is not a problem, doesn't cover any of the oil cooler up, cause the oil cooler is mounted higher up on a bracket that mounts on the AC condenser.

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Putting a bullet proof cooler is a an option but I have to run a front tag which covers it up from air flow so I just stuck to stock
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Oh ok I thought it was lower
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the power steering cooler is down low.

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #19
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I am actually a member of all the major Powerstroke forums, and specifically my oil cooler drama is highly referenced "Replaced oil cooler still a difference in temperature". Much of my findings and research contained in that post are referenced often by others all over the web and even on some vendor websites! I have consulted MANY PowerStroke and international mechanics regarding the oil cooler. While I am not a Ford Diesel Mechanic, I have spent considerable time analyzing and researching the oil cooler issues which plague our engines. While I concede that the Bullet Proof Diesel oil cooler is a better design, the factory design is efficient, however not maintenance free and as mentioned prone to failure.

The intent of this post here is for the VAST majority of PowerStroke owners who are not aware of the issues which they may encounter. It is critical to the MAJORITY of owners that they maintain their cooling system with regular coolant changes / flushes along with reverse flushing the oil cooler to greatly increase the life of the component. That is the point of this topic.

While a Bulletproof oil cooler (& EGR cooler) may be a great solution for a compromised oil cooler, a relatively healthy cooler can be properly maintained to greatly increase the lifespan.

Will the oil cooler plug again? I suppose that it is possible, but since "properly" flushing my engine and switching to ELC, my coolant filters have been clean with no contaminates *visible to the eye anyway.

After several oil cooler installs, I can now replace mine in 8 hours or less!
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MRBB which of those mods gave you the most bang for your buck or just the combo in general?
Mine is the 2003.5 with the round egr cooler, just curious and have you upgraded head studs ?
If I could only do one it would be changing the coolant and putting on a coolant filter. All of the mods made it more reliable with more HP and a little better on fuel. I don't intend on doing the studs because with the heavy tow tune it's not needed. If you are going to tune it for a lot more hp then it's needed. The bad boy here is the EGR cooler. If you can delete it then you will be much better off.
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just think of the time and money you could have saved by replacing the ford oil cooler with a BPD oil cooler and never having to replace another oil cooler? BPD offers lifetime Warranty on there oil cooler for a reason.

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MRBB thanks... I've done the coolant, oil cooler and egr cleaning and coolant filter , I won't tune it any I'm happy with the power it has I was considering the exh and intercooler , just wanted to hear it from someone who's done it
Thanks for the reply
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Had a Power Joker 6.0 still have spare filters Air Oil coolent like to find them homes lol Bush
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