Is an Oil Cooler Worth It?

Datum objavljivanja: 21. Lis 2020.
There are many things that can overheat in a car, BUT trust me when I say that your engine oil should not be one of those things! So what can actually cause your engine oil to overheat, what is a safe range of operating temperatures, and if it is overheating how do you fix it? Today we’re talking oil coolers! They look cool, we all want them, but are they necessary? Just click the play button, what ya doin!
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  • that oil cooler is a sweet kit! but the location of the rad gives me anxiety lol. i feel like 6 months of rocks and pebbles or one good pot hole and that thing is toast!

  • For real love this dude!! Thank u!

  • Things are hot and I’m not helping (what a way to say “I’m soooooooo hot”)😂😂😂

  • Install is a verb. You don’t do an install, you do an installation.

  • Even on cement I use a drip pan or cardboard. Coolers should be stock. Oil and engines last longer. Leaks, failure due to cheapo parts, impact damage off-road are some negatives. Trick mount and short lines made that very clean and unobtrusive. Sometimes you see stacked transmission cooler,oil cooler, ac all fighting for a little cool air. If you aren't moving they heat each other up.

  • What is the intro music?

  • Fuck, would be a good ass time to work on some shit boxes together 😂

  • Simple answer- yes. Stop debating

  • All police cars have oil coolers too - it's not just for hard use, it helps with heat from excessive idling too.

  • Whats the song in the beginning

  • So when you do an oil change you just gotta add a little more since you added the oil cooler right? Like what the manual calls for you just add whatever capacity the oil cooler is??

  • Shouldn‘t the filter have some sort of protection from dirt and stones while driving?

  • Can you make a video about : do you need canards and splitter and a diffuser? These videos are really helpfull!

  •,Recommend everyone to take a look at this oil cooler, which is very cost-effective

  • Another good video. Flying Miata makes some nice stuff for that car.

  • viscous is the word your looking for... hotter oil is not "thinner" but simply more viscous. Viscosity is a specification that you can control btw. which will tell you if you need a cooler.

  • The whole reason I was putting turbo build off was because I didnt want to crack my oil pan open with a drill to put a pump. lmao.

  • So the oil is not being filtered any longer?

  • 2 things: 1) Why would you want to not want the oil pressure to drop for just a second? The way I see it, just mount it and then add oil after. Why risk the mess? 2) You added German (high zinc) oil into your Mazda (Asian) oil. Naughty naughty!

  • Put a pro-charger on it, bet that would be cool

  • He just made curbs 10X scarier.

  • just wondering, wouldn't it be a good idea to make some kind of a guard in front of the cooler since it's under the car, like a breathable skid plate or something

  • 🧐If your car has an issue with oil getting hot and you plan on keeping the car it’s not a bad idea to get an oil cooler, but certainly not necessary. If your oil doesn’t get too hot now it’s probably not worth putting one on. They are always helpful on a turbocharged application 👨🏾‍🔧

  • Keep in mind that radiators like that can clog more easily. It will ultimately end up reducing the flow rate.

  • should help with getting the oil filter off for future oil changes as the filter is in the hardest to reach place without removing the front passenger side wheel

  • *We are double in temprature* Yes, Kelvin !

  • one rock and those fins are fucked

  • some days things go the way you'd hope

  • What is the song that's playing in the background from 3:10 on? Boostedboiz uses it quite a bit for their timelapses

  • is that SAIPA logo on that trash can? Lol

  • Wait a minute i remeber you got sponsored by mobil 1 nani oh never mind its fine if my guy uses alot kind of

  • Dont you just love it when you do a long week project and when you finish theres like 6 nuts left over ......

  • Most cars/trucks come with oil coolers now a days but 99% of the time they're actually HEATING the oil rather than cooling it. Using engine coolant rather than air for oil cooling lets the thermostatically controlled fluid warm up quickly which in turn then heats the engine oil and automatic transmission fluid to operating temperature much faster. This thins the oils which lets them flow better and consume less power through drag which increases fuel economy while also decreasing emissions. If you really flog it and the oil temps try to get hotter than the coolant temps then and only then does a 'cooler' actually do any cooling.

  • 20-50?! MY GUY? I thought that was way too thick :0

  • throw a gallon size plastic bag over the oil filter to catch the car goo

  • Hell me just drivin the Damn thing made the oil cooler! Made the gas a bit cooler, the windows got cooler, hell the paint and allllll that rust Super cool 😎 I'd say we ain't got no problem in that department! 🛢 😎er!

  • I've heard it's not good to have 2 steel braided lines held together as they can rub against one another and cause a split. Apparently its better to have them separated. Can you confirm or deny this?

  • Yeah I’m gonna hold the Dixie cup fumbles the oil filter

  • MoneyPit the best series dont @ me

  • ‘Things are hot and I’m not helping’ so true 😍

  • Bro if you hit train tracks too fast that cooler is gonna die

  • "Is an Oil Cooler Worth it?" I dont really feel they answered this question. More like they are saying it "should" be worth it. There wasn't testing of the results of before and after to any level that makes us understand if it is truly worth it. But okay, I get it.

  • Um... Just curious where the test results are and if they really make that much of a difference. Especially considering there's no fan on this radiator.

  • The good year mini blimp took all my attention 😂

  • So glad you left ECS

  • Don't even get me started with oil cooler... One of the most well known online car part store sold me wrong oil line for my oil cooler. the hose failed and lost most of my oil. i shut off the engine as soon as i noticed low oil pressure light but it was too late i called and complained to them and all i got was 50 dollar gift card.. which i never used

  • Oil cooler for an automatic transmission in a hot climate or vehicle used to two stuff regularly a great idea Oil cooler for an air cooled motorcycle like my Honda Grom also a good idea

  • Ay Zach when you pour in any liquid for your car like oil pour it sideways so it won’t pour out wavy. Edit:oh and love the show keep and that s14

  • Do you need pedal master

  • Brad Leone of the HRdown car world

  • This actually seemed easy! Nice kit.

  • I’m waiting on Flyin Miata for my turbo manifold lol

  • If you put the lines on the oil cooler with oil in it before mounting it, you will keep from spilling oil while mounting. Also, you should use some blue thread locker on the sandwich plate pass-through bolt to make sure that it stays on when you remove the oil filter during oil changes.

  • Zach must be heavily into camping...if you look at the background @6:00 into the video, he has a huge backpack with sleeping bag, etc. Those bags are for heavy duty hiking/camping where you carry everything you need on your back.

  • After the Miata is at peak performance I’d love to see jobe work on something like a s3/a3, but I’d have to be jobe it wouldn’t be the same show without him

  • Nothing ruins the fun of a streetable track car like cooling issues. Nothing kills longevity like not addressing cooling issues.

  • Amazing! Never thought I'd be finish watching this video!

  • Anybody wanting real oil education needs to be on . Contrary to popular belief dropping to a thinner grade oil has shown cooler oil temps being that it flows easier pulling more heat away while reducing pumping friction which therefore heats the oil back up. Running molasses thick oil is very old school mentality.

  • Won't a intercooler do kind of the same thing ?

  • 5:08 can't relate any more than that. xD

  • Nice jams in this one.

  • So on a Duramax I should bite the bullet and spend 3-8 thousand dollars on a transmission before it’s got over 500 hp

  • Days we can't wait for: Hearing The Stutututu of the Miata

  • why dont some of the videos of money pit pop up on the playlist?

  • That must be the worst place to mount an Oil Cooler.

  • Ya sure not a bit of oil went down to the carpet!😂

  • Pretty soon they're going to run out of stuff to do to this car. Are titanium lugnuts worth it? Are Hand-crank windows worth it?

  • Goodyear blimp!

  • Would this help with longevity on am older vehicle?

  • That’s a really bad place to mount it. So susceptible to impact even as silly as pulling up to a curb too closely. However remote that may be, it should still be up higher or in front of the rad....

  • Can I have permission to use a portion of this video to explain engine oil flow? Exact portion: 1:00 - 3:11

  • Kinda a long term thing

  • Money pit is the best. Looking forward to more videos. What car are you going to work on after the Miata? Please do a 1970's Caprice Classic

  • Put a similar * but NOT* FM oil cooler on my track car. Lost a full 15 psi (auto meter gauge) of oil pressure. HOT it Was 50 psi before, went to 35 psi after ( which is below minimum, per factory service manual). Ended up having to remove it to get my oil pressure back. Mine is a dedicated normally aspirated NB track car. So I didn’t want to blow it up to have lower oil temperatures. Do yourself a favor and measure post cooler install oil pressure. With good gauge. Should be about 50 psi *HOT*.

  • Why did you get rid of Up to Speed?

  • Engines run dry more than a few seconds when you change the oil no matter if you prime the filters or cooler with oil or not there will be a coating of oil which will protect the parts for more than a few seconds until theres oil pressure.

  • Yes it is, oil turns into tiny diamonds which wear your engine out fast when it gets too hot.

  • I wish the guys at pep boys looked like him.

  • At the beginning of the intro he could’ve said “Let’s get, a little cooler”😎😂

  • Car oils actually gets thicker in cars

  • I want to do this but weather is cooler where I am so I have to wait for the rest of my turbo to get in 😭😭😭

  • Brave of you to assume the engine oil stays in the engine in my car.

  • Major word of warning. Having used so called adapters to plumb coolers most go out of their way to restrict flow. I have spent hours with the die grinder trying to get most of the flow back.Every 90deg bend loses 10lb of oil psi. And so many fittings etc take a 1/2"[13mm] oil passage and restrict it under 10mm. An oil cooler WHEN fitted correctly is very handy. It stabilises oil temp under hard use as well as deaerates the oil as well. Very handy for track days. A good enough reason to fit one even if you really do not require the cooling. For your drive to work car unrequired. Heavy towing [towing the racecar] very handy. Thermostats generally cause more grief than they fix unless you live in very cool climates. California a waste of time

  • Pop shov🤭

  • Tilt the bottle the other way!!! It allows air to come into the bottle better and won't "glug".

  • You never answered your own question Is an Oil Cooler Worth It?

  • You should review the 1000 km race and Gatebil!

  • Things are hot, and I'm not helping.

  • you should get a little wing , i think it will give it a nice style

  • Love money pit, best thing on Donut by far!

  • We're waiting for that "Is an LS swap even worth it?" episode.Anybody agree?😂


  • Is that friggin zac hitting a sweeeeeeet ass shuv-it at 3:22 ??! He can skate decent and still have time to work on his shit what a BOSSSSS ! This is why i love donutmedia & their employees just super down to earth super cool gearheads who love anything thay they can hurt themselfs on !

  • Could you do something on how to choose what oil weight to run through a miata and why? I've read plenty of forums but I mostly find people's opinions and the common lifter tick issue that has an actual free fix. I'm not sure what other reason you might want to change oil weight. I bet a lot of other people don't know why either. :)

  • So you double stacked oil coolers? Looked like it had a factory oil to coolant heat exchanger.

  • Be careful with those K&N oil filters, I've had a few leak at the spot welds holding the fake nut on.

  • ....can you add hydraulics to this? Please?

  • If you have a GM car you definitely need a back up cooler. Learn from my mistakes.

  • So now you paint the road with oil when you hit a squirrel in the sweet spot 😂

  • Miata = yes