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Old 02-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Relocating the Oil Cooler to Passenger Side

I need to do everything to keep the alternator cool.

I am thinking of relocating the oil cooler to the other vent where the stock IC used to be, and then fabricating an air duct to blow air through the alternator. Is it OK to do this, or I will cause pressure drop due to the elongated oil pipes?

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Re: Relocating the Oil Cooler to Passenger Side

I would recommend against moving the cooler that far. What issue do you have that you feel you need direct air on the alternator?
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Re: Relocating the Oil Cooler to Passenger Side

I would he has an open dump off the o2 housing. Having a heat shield made is always an option. Also if you don't care about ac, an alternator relocation kit.
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Re: Relocating the Oil Cooler to Passenger Side

This is a third alternator in less than 1000 miles. One of them may have been the victim of water damage. But this last one is an oem reman with 110 amp; has started to give me the flickering lights symptom in less than 500 miles.

One thing I have just leaned from searching here, is the possible damage from oil leak. My power steering has signs of leaking. But still I feel the need to reduce heat or keep component from direct heat.

Relocating the alternator is a no no due to all-year summer weather in Dar-es-salaam.
Here is what I have so far done to combat heat in the engine bay:

1. Heat wrap 1/2 the down pipe and the 02 housing
2. Cut a small opening to let air through the front bumper
3. Installed ceramic coated evo3 manifold (got ride of the stainless tubular)
4. Fabricate a shield plate between the alternator and 02 housing
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