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Old 12-13-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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LLT/LFX Engine Oil Cooler

So I've been thinking about how to get an oil cooler on my car since I have high oil temps when racing and traditional oil coolers use a sandwich plate to run the lines. While searching for something to help I came across the Traverse Oil Filter Housing, it looks like it will hook up to the side of the engine. From that point instead of a filter, run a remote oil filter adapter that will use a standard oil filter, then run the lines to an oil cooler and then back to the engine.

Cheapest I have found the filter housing is $52, a lot cheaper than what the Camaro's filter housing costs.

Only problem I might see is room, but since it hugs the engine and the adapter plate will be pretty thin, it could work.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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Interesting idea. Would you run this in addition to the factory filter or run all new remote filter and cooler?
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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I wonder if the LF3 oil filter adapter would work. It looks like it's already plumed with lines for an oil cooler...
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:01 PM   #4
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #5
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Interesting idea. Would you run this in addition to the factory filter or run all new remote filter and cooler?
New filter, would go with a regular type filter instead off this element type.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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I wonder if the LF3 oil filter adapter would work. It looks like it's already plumed with lines for an oil cooler...
Looks like there would be issues with space on the Camaro. Crossmember and/or frame rails could cause issues. It would be hard to know for sure until someone tried though.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:15 PM   #7
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Oil cool er was available on the 2012 Impala with the LFX.
http://www.tonkinonlineparts.com/pro...e=0&searchTerm=
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$200 and it sandwiches between the filter and the filter housing. I'm sure with somemore research an adapter that fits the LLT can be found cheaper.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:13 PM   #9
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Don't know if it would fit, shock tower in the way.

Need a real oil temp sensor to see if is needed, I don't like the calculated on we have. Don't get the oil over 210 and it can't boil off water that condensates.
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:26 PM   #10
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HAHAHA, ok so there was a very old thread about that. Where I was trying to make an oil cooler, I bought that part, and we had all sorts of problems. Ill try to take some pictures of my setup later and post them for ya. They ended up doing a lot of work to that pice to make it fit properly, if you have long tube headers, it becomes even more of a problem. It not as easy as I thought it should have been. They had to mill the in and out oil lines in to the part pictured above, full filter relocation, and like idk 6 feet of line. I love the fully custom setup.
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