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Another bad thing is I have heard that the factory oil coolers can have a internal leak which puts antifreeze into your oil and will destroy bearings. It is probably rare, but why take a chance if it happening. Some of the early Lightning pickups had their intercoolers leak internally and I have heard some complete motors had to be replaced to do damage from the antifreeze getting in there.
 

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paluka21 said:
This does sound like it would be a good idea to do, as my procharger serpentine belt rubs against these lines severly.
I don't have access to seeing a GT or older style LX's tubing from the oil filter to the heater core.
Can someone snap a quick pic of theirs on a digital camera and post it?
I'd be curious as to what exactly I would need to eliminate these annoying lines.

Dan
You only need to buy one hose and just unbolt all the oil cooler crap.....really easy to do. BTW, my directions are to eliminate the entire setup. The pre 94 foxbody cars didn't have an oil cooler.
 

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Dan, you can just take a peek at my car next time I'm in Hagerstown.... heading down real soon to make some passes... I got the big shot on with the Welds and DRs now... :) :)
 

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I just wanted to say THANKS to EVERYONE who responded to this thread, it was a great help - and it probably gave some ideas and/or thoughts to a lot of other 94/95 Cobra owners as well.

Very good thread, great replies and I really do appreciate all of the help!
 

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Cobra-Jet, I think you will be very happy getting rid of all that cooler crap. Your engine will look a lot less cluttered as well ,plus your engine will thank you for that nice big oil filter! Good Luck!
 

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I think something was missed that is very important here..

the fl1a filter is for any old 5.0
the 5.0 cobra oil filter is the fl-300
the 96 cobra filter is the fl-820s or something

the 300 and the 820 are different.
 

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FWIW, if you plan on deleting the sway bar and have a cobra oil cooler, you can use the regular longer FL-1A.


Has anyone tried using an oil cooler from the F-150 trucks? I've wanted to try this because you dont need all the stupid pipes that the cobra use. The truck coolers tie into the lower radiator hose into two small rubber hoses and then into the round cooler. Much cleaner looking.
 

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wow - an "old" thread back up in action! LOL!

Anyhow, YES, in order to remove the hard lins for the oil cooler, it's way easier to remove them once the pulleys are removed. I, however took the short cut - and used a sawzall and cut the lines, then removed them without removing the pulleys (hey, it was back in March of last year when this thread was up and it was COLD outside... so I wanted to get the job done quicker...).

IF you are one who likes to save the stock parts, I do NOT recommend damaging or cutting the lines, because they are useless afterwards.

I don't have my old oil cooler or mounting bolt, as I sold it on eBay towards the end of 2004 - sorry.

I have no intentions of installing that stuff again, ever - it's only in the way, and as you all can read the previous posts, there are some cons to leaving the unit installed and it's really not the best suited or most efficient type of part in keeping the oil cool. I've been using the larger FL1A oil filter now and feel much better with a larger oil filter, rather than a smaller one. This has been nearly a year now with NO detrimental affects whatsoever. My oil pressure is also monitored by an Auto Meter mechanical gauge.

The only type of oil cooler that IS a good unit to install over the stock oil cooler, IF trying to keep the engine oil cooled, is the air cooled units that utilize a small radiator core (and some even have a small electric fan that pulls air through the core, to allow more efficient cooling capabilities) that can be mounted in or near the front air dam or fog light holes.
 

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I removed mine when I installed the supercharger, so I had a lot of things removed from the passenger side. I did have the water pump pulley, coil bracket & idle pulley off. I did not touch the power steering or ac compressor. I did not have to cut the lines cause I am wanting to keep the cooler, never know one day I might go back to stock, so not for sale, unless a very high price is offered.:)
 

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Yeah, I figured I'd search and pull up an old post, rather than start a new one and be shot at with the "do a search!"
Naw, your the only one who would say that... :) JK. That and you didn't want a want ad, this has tech to keep it legal.
Just messing with you & keeping it on top to see any other Cobra owners have their oil cooler.
 

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94CobraPace said:
Naw, your the only one who would say that... :) JK.

Now THAT is offensive... :cool: You can research my previous posts and find that I've told the person to run a search maybe once or twice total. :p

Want ad? I'm not looking for or trying to sell it...
 

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HaHa, actually the 94\95 boards are one of the best about not flaming or bashing people. I have never seen you say to "do a search", just messing with you, thats what JK (Joke) was on there for. Have a good day. :)
 

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The GT bypass hose...which line does it route to on the firewall (heater core), top or bottom?
 

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Glenn said:
If any of you guys that ditched your oil coolers still have it I may be interested in getting it from you. PM me if you have the setup including the bolt that mounts it to the block. I need one.
I had to remove mine for the Procharger..it's for sale if your still looking?
Mark
 

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The GT bypass hose...which line does it route to on the firewall (heater core), top or bottom?
Anyone with a GT care to pop the hood and verify? :joy:
 
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