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Old 17-08-2013, 05:25   #16
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Hi, I've now attached an after market oil cooler. It cost $300 with all fittings. I've attached a photo but I'm not sure it it will show up.
thanks for the update,that is pretty much what i did when my oil cooler failed on the 2003t
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Just to update on my photos. My diesel mechanic didn't like how high I mounted the replacement oil cooler. He was worried it would take too long to build up pressure. So I've now moved it below where it was originally volvo one was mounted. I've taken a picture but it's too hidden to show
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Old 26-11-2013, 17:05   #18
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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

Ted,

any idea on the logic? Oil pressure is 40-50 psi, so seems like a little height would be okay.

I mounted mine on the bulkhead, but it is about the height of your original installation. The oil lines get nice and hot, so it seems to be circulating with no problems. I put in a 9" cooler, so maybe a little slower circulation will be compensated for.
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Ted,

any idea on the logic? Oil pressure is 40-50 psi, so seems like a little height would be okay.

I mounted mine on the bulkhead, but it is about the height of your original installation. The oil lines get nice and hot, so it seems to be circulating with no problems. I put in a 9" cooler, so maybe a little slower circulation will be compensated for.
To be honest I didn't question it. He suggested lowering it so I did.
I have noticed now though that the oil pressure alarm doesn't always go off. It does if it's stone cold, but not on a trip. Whereas when I had it higher up, the buzzer would go for 2 or 3 minutes if I let it.
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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

I got some advice from a volvo mechanic. Basically, if the oil alarm goes off right away, you are fine. So you were right to lower yours, whereas mine is not a problem even up high. Perhaps your oil pump is not as strong as mine? Who knows.
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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

Atoll,
mine just went out. wish i'd looked here first. no final damage except the part itself but it does have to be replaced.
could you share a little more detail on your replacement? which Bowman cooler did you find works? do you have a picture? thanks for any help you can share. this project is at the top of my pay grade but it seems do-able.
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mine just went out. wish i'd looked here first. no final damage except the part itself but it does have to be replaced.
could you share a little more detail on your replacement? which Bowman cooler did you find works? do you have a picture? thanks for any help you can share. this project is at the top of my pay grade but it seems do-able.
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Hi there,
If you have a look earlier in the thread I posted a picture of the cooler I replaced mine with. But, don't mount it up too high as it takes too much time to pump the oil to it when first starting.tomorrow I'll send u more details of size etc. it's a public holiday today, back at work I have the details on my work computer.
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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

Here is a picture of where I mounted mine. Down low next to the engine mounts seem to work well.
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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

This is what it looked like before my diesel fitter suggested I lower it down.
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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

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Re: Seeking a Volvo 2003T oil cooler

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Atoll,
mine just went out. wish i'd looked here first. no final damage except the part itself but it does have to be replaced.
could you share a little more detail on your replacement? which Bowman cooler did you find works? do you have a picture? thanks for any help you can share. this project is at the top of my pay grade but it seems do-able.
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not sure which bowman cooler it was,but it came off a gearbox

about 50mm diameter,by 200mm long,i would think any oil cooler with similar diamentions would be suitable,but be sure to mount it next to the engine,so as not to cause flow problems as the previous poster experinced.
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