2014 Dodge Charger R/T AWD
Finished my cooling upgrades!Can you do me a huge favor, can you look inside the bottom hose where the oil cooler Y pipes into it and see if its just a smooth fitting, or if they casted a piece sticking out into the stream?
Also, I have read many times, HEAT is a huge friend with getting that Hex headed plug out.
The "Y" split is molded into the side of the pipe, and is a smooth opening inside off of the lower rad pipe. As for the oil filter adapter, it took "1/2 drive ratchet, plus a 3ft cheater bar to break loose, then came out cleanly. The oil cooler kit I purchased was great, but meant for an '09 and back Hemi, so it included a smaller standard thread oil filter adapter. The same adapter threaded for modern metric filters was another $50, but worth it IMO. Torqued the new adapter with some lock tight and good to go. It all fits nicely, and lowers the oil filter 3-4" which is actually kind of nice.
The Mishimoto Radiator again is a very, very nice quality piece, and worth the money. The dual fan slid in and fit great, and both fans work off the original harness. The only issue being the original rubber air guards that are 'clipped' to the top and bottom of the OEM rad do not fit due to the thicker aftermarket radiator, and the side grill air deflectors are a little more tight against the condenser, but still lined up as normal. Before with 'spirited' driving my oil temps could hit 265*, coolant around ~210*, after coolant temp remained the same, but oil temps never peaked above 235*. Worth it, and I know I'm G2G come August in traffic.
Also finished my custom hood prop! Had bought one a few yrs back, but was a little low now my engine bay is so dressed. Que a little aluminum fab work, some paint work, and an emblem or 2 I'd say it's pretty sweet. Folds up too, pins in place closed or extended. Sometimes working in aviation allows some nifty parts 'acquired' from our parts room.
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