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Clean way to delete oil cooler lines?

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Change it over so the filter mounts on the engine block.

Edited by eshaw

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would that part required be available on the astro vans...just unbolt and use ?

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Although mounting on the block sounds cool I don't like the lack of access. I have 4wd and so the access at the block where the filter would mount is something like barely accessible through the wheel well.

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If you want to delete the oil filter lines the only choice is to mount the filter on the block. Access isn't that bad, a little pain in the butt to get at but it can be done even if you have a 4x4. Some folks will say to get a remote filter setup but there again you're back to dealing with lines. Use the search function and see what all is involved and whether or not it's something that you want to live with.

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As above, but if you make the lines use armored ones, otherwise that cheap adapter gets it done.

Edited by gsmobile2007

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Best cheap mod I ever did. Raised oil pressure on an old 4.3, eliminated the endless fucking seep of oil from those shitty lines, and actually made oil changes easier. Can't recommend it enough.

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So what I did was I used a brass 90 degree fitting and wrapped the oil cooler lines back. I also had to reroute the transmission cooler line to skip the radiator even though it has a transmission cooler.

 

The reason for the big radiator was I supercharged the Blazer and I needed more than factory cooling to keep the whole setup from over heating during hot summer days and working hard while running the A/C. From what I've measured I should be getting close to 240hp at the wheels.

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So what I did was I used a brass 90 degree fitting and wrapped the oil cooler lines back. I also had to reroute the transmission cooler line to skip the radiator even though it has a transmission cooler.

 

So I am guessing your using an external cooler on your trans?

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I do have an external transmission cooler. I'm actually going to use the radiator transmission cooler too. I just had to purchase adapters so that I could attach the lines. The Champion 3 row radiator has so much cooling capacity that the transmission should stay cool regardless of load or outside temperature.

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