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Improved Racing Oil Filter Relocation and Oil Cooler

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by Longhorn1500, May 12, 2020.

  1. Longhorn1500

    Longhorn1500 Senior Member

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    I just finished my installation of an Improved Racing oil filter relocation and oil cooler. I went with Improved Racing because I liked the quality look of their hardware. These are the items I installed:

    - Remote Oil Filter Adapter, ENV-163 with M22X1.5 filter thread
    - Remote Oil Filter Head with Thermostat (165°F), ENV-170-T2-F4 with M22X1.5 filter thread
    - Dual Pass Oil Cooler, MHX-214-10AN
    - Fittings -10AN, 4 straight and 4 90°
    - Racing Hose -10AN, Viton inner bore

    Pictures:

    Filter Adapter:
    IMG_20200512_131514069.jpg

    Remote Filter with Thermostat:
    IMG_20200506_151352168.jpg

    IMG_20200512_131637404.jpg

    Engine Oil Cooler:
    IMG_20200508_160050586.jpg

    IMG_20200506_151300588.jpg
     
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  2. Longhorn1500

    Longhorn1500 Senior Member

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    More Pictures:

    Oil Cooler:

    IMG_20200505_154208675_LI.jpg

    I went with the larger (20-820) Royal Purple oil filter for better oil flow:

    IMG_20200512_123033994.jpg

    I took it for a short 12 mile test drive and it all worked fine, without any leaks. The temperatures and pressures are as follows at idle:

    Before install: Water 203°F, Transmission 174°F, Oil 212°F, Oil Pressure 47 PSI
    After install on startup: Water 57°F, Transmission 57°F, Oil 57°F, Oil Pressure 57 PSI
    After install after drive: Water 203°F, Transmission 170°F, Oil 199°F, Oil Pressure 46 PSI

    The reason I wanted an oil cooler is because I tow a 9,000 pound travel trailer and the engine oil gets in the 240° or more range, hopefully this will help keep it a bit cooler. I know that is not too high for synthetic oil, but I just want it a bit cooler.
     
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    Interesting idea
     
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    Cool temp is always better. How much did this all cost and can you put links to all your parts? Thinking about doing the same since I also tow and temp can get up there.
     
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    Okay...

    - Remote Oil Filter Adapter, ENV-163 with M22X1.5 filter thread ($104.00)
    http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-c...ake-off-plate-m22x15-filter-thread-p-875.html
    - Remote Oil Filter Head with Thermostat (165°F), ENV-170-T2-F4 with M22X1.5 filter thread ($289.00)
    http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-c...n-oil-filter-mount-with-thermostat-p-781.html
    - Dual Pass Oil Cooler, MHX-214-10AN ($249.00)
    http://www.improvedracing.com/impro...mhx-214-high-efficiency-oil-cooler-p-928.html
    - Fittings -10AN, 4 straight and 4 90° (straight $9.90 each, 90° $19.90 each)
    http://www.improvedracing.com/an-fittings/an-swivel-hose-end-fittings-c-61_12_36.html
    - Racing Hose -10AN, Viton inner bore ($9.11/foot, I got 9 feet and had almost two feet left over)
    http://www.improvedracing.com/an-ho...-racing-hose-for-fuel-and-oil-10an-p-213.html
    - MHX Series Universal Single-Point Mount L-Bracket (I got three at $9.00 each)
    http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-c...-point-mount-bracket-with-nutserts-p-971.html

    Total cost was $870.19 (Free shipping!!). Kind of expensive, but really nice.
     
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    Have you got around to popping out the middle shutters LongHorn. I'd be curious to see if there's a difference in your oil temps with the middle shutters removed.I know you said you had them out for the install then put them back in.I'm kind of curious if you've tried removing them again,now that you have a rough idea of the temps the truck runs at with them in place
     
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    No, I have not done it yet. I think I will see how the temperatures are when towing first, then decide if I want to remove the shutters. I'm considering getting a 180° thermostat also. I don't want to change too many things at once so I know what really does make a difference.
     
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    Well, @Wild one I decided to remove the shutters all together (I think you saw my post in an AGS thread a bit ago). I have not towed any since the removal, so I do not know if the oil temperature changes any under heavy load. Before the removal of the shutters the oil temperature would get up to the low 130's (°F) instead of 150° plus before adding the oil cooler.

    Also, I just changed the oil for the first time since adding the oil cooler and it takes an even 8 quarts including the 20-820 filter.

    Here is a picture of the front without the AGS:

    IMG_20200810_140309053.jpg
     
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    That looks good LG,you did a nice install on the cooler and filter.
     
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    I gotta be honest at first i was like WTF but when i saw that "Free Shipping!!". Game changer! I'm in sign me up. Nah but seriously really good install and thanks for posting for others.
     
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