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Boss oil cooler on GT?

I have a '12 GT automatic and would like to know if anyone has added the Boss oil cooler to a GT ( and if an automatic ). Seems like it would be cheap insurance on these engines.


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i don't have any experience with it, but it is a very cheap upgrade and would be beneficial to anyone !


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...would be cheap insurance on these engines.
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...would be beneficial to anyone !

If you aren't racing, there would be no benefit to having an oil cooler. If you are prolonging the time it takes for your engine oil to get to operating temperature that could actually have a detrimental effect to a car that is daily driven. Not to mention I've heard a few people lately complaining about fitment issues and leaks from the oil coolers.
 
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If you aren't racing, there would be no benefit to having an oil cooler. If you are prolonging the time it takes for your engine oil to get to operating temperature that could actually have a detrimental effect to a car that is daily driven. Not to mention I've heard a few people lately complaining about fitment issues and leaks from the oil coolers.
There's an interesting thread over at TMS where there's comparison data between the FRPP and CoolTech upgrades for the Boss 302. If someone open tracks their car, or drives fast for long periods in blistering heat, they might be a candidate for one of these extreme duty oil coolers.

Anyway it's a good discussion (only 5 pages at present) and one point is made that with a thermostatically controlled oil to air cooler, you can cut the oil warm up time significantly.

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the GT has the oil squiters to lower temps. the boss added the cooler to compensate for the removal of these. At least thats my understanding...

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Lower oil temps are good. Warm up is incredible on the newer engines, no worries on that. Camaro comes factory with an oil cooler. There was an article somewhere that had an engineer for the coyote saying they all should have come with one.

Do it, if i didn't have a track pack coming to me, i would have added this as the very first mod.


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What has two thumbs and has seen 300 degree oil temps tracking a 2011 GT. This guy.
Time for a cooler. NOT a boss water/oil cooler, but an effective one (air/oil). The price is a killer though...
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Highest I've seen is 240 but it's still cool. After this summer I'll see if it's needed.


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the GT has the oil squiters to lower temps. the boss added the cooler to compensate for the removal of these. At least thats my understanding...
I'm not seeing the logic there. The PISTONS might be cooler but that heat is going straight to the oil right? The Boss didn't need the jets since the forged pistons can handle the heat.

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If you aren't racing, there would be no benefit to having an oil cooler. If you are prolonging the time it takes for your engine oil to get to operating temperature that could actually have a detrimental effect to a car that is daily driven. Not to mention I've heard a few people lately complaining about fitment issues and leaks from the oil coolers.
I've had the Boss oil cooler on my GT since 4000km and have 17000km on it now. There have been no detrimental effects on the car; the engine heats up just fine; there was little difference that I could tell. I have an Aeroforce Interceptor and can read engine temp, it heats up pretty fast.

The stock oil is so thin it doesn't take much to get it to operating viscosity. That's not a concern. I would think overheating your oil would be more of a concern if you had a choice between the two.

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there have been no detrimental effects on the car; the engine heats up just fine; there was little difference that I could tell. I have an Aeroforce Interceptor and can read engine temp, it heats up pretty fast.
I suspected there would be little to no difference. The coolant system operates on a thermostat, so the oil cooler wouldnt begin to make a difference until the engine got up to temp and the t-stat opened. Thanks for the confirmation - I think I'm gonna pick one of these up.
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I ordered the cooler today and it should be at the dealership in 2 - 3 days. Tax included about $105.

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Update : I have had the oil cooler on the car for a few weeks now with zero issues. I drove the car all day yesterday with actual temps of 103+. It sat and idled with the AC running full blast in a sun drenched parking area for over a half hour. Temp gauge never went over its normal position. The radiator fan ran a lot. Once I started moving again, it cut off as usual. Stop and go traffic in the heat is not a problem. How it reacts on a track remains to be seen. YMMV

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