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Cheap Power Steering Cooler!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HarryH3, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. HarryH3

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    Very nice!

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    That's awsome. Very inventive! :)
     
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    Great tip Harry!

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    its too bad caddy dident make a 4x4 with all the stuff we rob off them it would have been great!!!
     
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    Cheap Cooler

    Could probably be used as an engine oil cooler as well.
     
  7. HarryH3

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    The tube is only about 1/4-inch. The tube on engine oil coolers are usually more like 1/2-inch. I wouldn't trust it to flow enough volume as an engine oil cooler.
     
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    Hard to tell in the picture.

    OK, it's hard to tell how big the lines are in the pic, but Dammit! I'm going to cool something if it kills me! :rolleyes: :crazy: :D
     
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    Probably a serious requirement in Arizona! :eek1:
     
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    I has a suburban that had a powersteering cooler stock mounted on the front side of the cross member. That one looks like it would work better though.
     
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    Thanks Harry. Anymore info, fitting sizes, other makes, ect...
     
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    That's the only car I've found them on. The fittings take standard sized power steering return hose. :cool1:

    I just wander around junkyards looking at every vehicle there, to see what might work for other things. :rolleyes:

    If you need even more cooling capacity, check out the factory trans coolers that Ford used on lots of pickups and vans in the 80's. They're a 4x12 version of the stacked plate cooler, with compression fittings. :D I think they're kinda small for a trans cooler, but might make a nice power steering cooler for those running rams.
     
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    I parted out a C/k series chevy C&C dually and it had a PS cooler mounted vertically on the side of the grill as well.
     
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    Nice tip. Thanks.
     
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    Fords have them too!

    I've seen similar ones on GM trucks factory,as well as ford pickups too...I wonder if a few feet of copper tubing wound into a spring shape would be just as effective??...

    I know of one guy(our plumber) who was tired of freezing in his truck--I told him to put baseboard heating panels from a house in his Step Van for more heat in the winter!-(we used them in our ice racer cars on the dash for "defrosters"and heat!)---he said it worked so well,he had to put shut off valves in the hoses so he would not get TOO hot!--I bet a few feet of those mounted in the airflow outside the truck would dissapate a lot of engine heat! :thinking: :crazy:
     
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    Check out the Aux cooler used on late 80's Ford trucks. Stacked plate design that is just a little bit bigger. Have one on the Sub for the PS system.
     
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    nice find, I know where I'll be going the weekend :D
     
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    my burb had one as well, but it was just 2 passes of steel tube run on the underside of the core support, no fins.
     
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    Nice find,thanks...:thinking:
     

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