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BBC Factory Oil Cooler?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Burt4x4, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Burt4x4

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    Hey BBC dudes, The 454 I got came with a bolt on spacer thing that bolts to the oil filter spot on the block. Then the filter screws to the bottom of that. There is a out and an in for running lines to a cooler.
    You can just barely see it in this pic:
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    So I was cleaning it and it has a nunber stamped on it and the number starts with GM. So did GM offer oil coolers for 454's from factory?
    Would you run the lines to the 'onboard ratator cooler' or would you use an external cooler say from Perma-Cool?
    I have a 4core rad with unused internal cooler connections but I am afraid by using the internal cooler that my water temps will never cool down as well as they could have without the hot oil going thru the radator??
    I also have a Perma Cool external oil cooler.
    Wich one would you use?
    Any info on oil cooling would be great /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  2. 70~K5

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    Yes Chevy put oil coolers on some BBCs. They used that adapter or drilled the block like on my '95 7.4 TBI. Mine has a seperate cooler in front of the radiator like the tranny cooler it has.
     
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    I bought a 1977 2wd 3/4t Suburban a few years back, to pirate its 454 engine. It had a factory engine oil cooler in it.
     
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    yeh my 454 came w/ an oil cooler, but u replaced it w/ a 6 pass permacool cooler, w/ 2 quart inline filters. So i got 11 quarts capacity lol.
     
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    Damn! 6 pass and 2quart! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
    I have a 3 pass one and single filter.

    So would the PermaCool be better than using the radator, I would think so. That way the radator can just worry about keeping the water cool and not the oil? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Thanks Gang /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    try and stuff the 6.2 diesel rad with a built in cooler in your truck
    it is the biggest rad available for a chev pickup
    34" x 19" 4 core with built in engine and tranny coolers
    my cost at local parts shop is $440cdn and a regular 4 core BBC or SBC rad is $250cdn
     
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