engineerless oil cooler idea
Posted July 29, 2006 - 05:06 PM
I've been thinking.... i have a couple of mates with metal lathes and the ability to create something like this.
does anyone see either a benefit or possible problem with this idea as i believe if i bought another oil line and had it modified as per diagram, it would have to reduce the heat of the oil returning to the tank in the frame.
would it be of so little benefit that its not worth it or does any think this may have a positive effect on cooling.?
Posted July 30, 2006 - 02:54 AM
Posted July 30, 2006 - 08:44 AM
You would accomplish something by using your design as illustrated, but how much is questionable. Make the I.D. of the cooler section as large as feasible for the best results. In the end, you may be better off buying a very small automotive cooler and mounting it near the steering head in the return line.
Posted July 30, 2006 - 03:47 PM
yes you're probably right about purchasing a existing cooling system.
i dont know if you saw the little one dan mounted on that ct 70, it seemed like the right part, nice and simple and even looked good.
yes the amount of cooling as opposed to the amount of effort is what i was hoping to determine, maybe not engineerless after all.
xr man, i would have bought another oil line and had the cooler either heated or migged on, whichever was most suitable.
5 star please show us photo of your oil cooler
thanks again respondants
Posted August 02, 2006 - 01:31 PM