Is an Oil Cooler Worth It?

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

    Keywin autoKeywin autoTunti sitten
  • Another good video. Flying Miata makes some nice stuff for that car.

    TonioTonio11 tuntia sitten
  • 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.

    samuel hancocksamuel hancock20 tuntia sitten
  • 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.

    Surms41Surms412 päivää sitten
  • So the oil is not being filtered any longer?

    Tony RockTony Rock3 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    一三Gnefitisis一三Gnefitisis3 päivää sitten
  • Put a pro-charger on it, bet that would be cool

    The Devil's AdvocateThe Devil's Advocate3 päivää sitten
  • He just made curbs 10X scarier.

    Inebriated EngineeringInebriated Engineering4 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Oskar HowserOskar Howser5 päivää sitten
  • 🧐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 👨🏾‍🔧

    Winston WolfWinston Wolf5 päivää sitten
  • Keep in mind that radiators like that can clog more easily. It will ultimately end up reducing the flow rate.

    Razor2048Razor20485 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Gage RasmussenGage Rasmussen6 päivää sitten
  • *We are double in temprature* Yes, Kelvin !

    Roger KeulenRoger Keulen7 päivää sitten
  • one rock and those fins are fucked

    JoshIsHumanJoshIsHuman7 päivää sitten
  • some days things go the way you'd hope

    RON PilchowskiRON Pilchowski7 päivää sitten
  • What is the song that's playing in the background from 3:10 on? Boostedboiz uses it quite a bit for their timelapses

    Tom PaulinTom Paulin7 päivää sitten
  • is that SAIPA logo on that trash can? Lol

    Mojtaba MonfaredMojtaba Monfared8 päivää sitten
  • Wait a minute i remeber you got sponsored by mobil 1 nani oh never mind its fine if my guy uses alot kind of

    snowz razorsnowz razor9 päivää sitten
  • Dont you just love it when you do a long week project and when you finish theres like 6 nuts left over ......

    OrozconlecheOrozconleche9 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Recoil RobRecoil Rob10 päivää sitten
  • 20-50?! MY GUY? I thought that was way too thick :0

    John Paul BarrientosJohn Paul Barrientos10 päivää sitten
  • throw a gallon size plastic bag over the oil filter to catch the car goo

    Turn Perfect RacingTurn Perfect Racing10 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    lonetrader1lonetrader112 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    CyanideGaming!CyanideGaming!12 päivää sitten
  • Yeah I’m gonna hold the Dixie cup fumbles the oil filter

    aidan boyleaidan boyle12 päivää sitten
  • MoneyPit the best series dont @ me

    Nate CoplanNate Coplan12 päivää sitten
  • ‘Things are hot and I’m not helping’ so true 😍

    christopher robinsonchristopher robinson12 päivää sitten
  • Bro if you hit train tracks too fast that cooler is gonna die

    Jeffrey RollingsJeffrey Rollings12 päivää sitten
  • "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.

    Amos PenaAmos Pena12 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Mika MisakiMika Misaki13 päivää sitten
  • The good year mini blimp took all my attention 😂

    hgo_jayhgo_jay13 päivää sitten
  • So glad you left ECS

    Stacy JamesStacy James13 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Itr 1244Itr 124414 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Aaron SchwarzAaron Schwarz14 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Angel AndradeAngel Andrade14 päivää sitten
  • Do you need pedal master

    Killer Ace Gaming & MotovlogsKiller Ace Gaming & Motovlogs15 päivää sitten
  • Brad Leone of the FIstream car world

    koolaidmarcuskoolaidmarcus15 päivää sitten
  • This actually seemed easy! Nice kit.

    SSDracerSSDracer16 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    LeisureSuitSweatshopLeisureSuitSweatshop18 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    ImYY4UImYY4U19 päivää sitten
  • 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

    yourboiphantomyourboiphantom19 päivää sitten
  • Nothing ruins the fun of a streetable track car like cooling issues. Nothing kills longevity like not addressing cooling issues.

    Scott HurstScott Hurst19 päivää sitten
  • Amazing! Never thought I'd be finish watching this video!

    Make Money NowMake Money Now21 päivä sitten
  • 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.

    SloMangoSloMango21 päivä sitten
  • Won't a intercooler do kind of the same thing ?

    Shane TylerShane Tyler22 päivää sitten
  • 5:08 can't relate any more than that. xD

    PV AnimePV Anime23 päivää sitten
  • Nice jams in this one.

    starmanovichstarmanovich23 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Cars NestCars Nest23 päivää sitten
  • Days we can't wait for: Hearing The Stutututu of the Miata

    XD McElicXD McElic23 päivää sitten
  • why dont some of the videos of money pit pop up on the playlist?

    crazypo0d0gcrazypo0d0g24 päivää sitten
  • That must be the worst place to mount an Oil Cooler.

    Flanker84Flanker8424 päivää sitten
  • Ya sure not a bit of oil went down to the carpet!😂

    Speed is gainSpeed is gain24 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    Alex JacobsonAlex Jacobson24 päivää sitten
  • Goodyear blimp!

    ch_chonech_chone24 päivää sitten
  • Would this help with longevity on am older vehicle?

    Paco PeralesPaco Perales25 päivää sitten
  • 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....

    Ian MarshallIan Marshall25 päivää sitten
  • Can I have permission to use a portion of this video to explain engine oil flow? Exact portion: 1:00 - 3:11

    Mubasher RehmanMubasher Rehman25 päivää sitten
  • Kinda a long term thing

    Np PNp P25 päivää sitten
  • 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

    aquadog1aquadog125 päivää sitten
  • 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*.

    AccumbensNucleusAccumbensNucleus25 päivää sitten
  • Why did you get rid of Up to Speed?

    Gonzo AyresGonzo Ayres25 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Rex HolesRex Holes26 päivää sitten
  • Yes it is, oil turns into tiny diamonds which wear your engine out fast when it gets too hot.

    Rex HolesRex Holes26 päivää sitten
  • I wish the guys at pep boys looked like him.

    Me MeMe Me26 päivää sitten
  • At the beginning of the intro he could’ve said “Let’s get, a little cooler”😎😂

    ThisGuy0071 RIPThisGuy0071 RIP26 päivää sitten
  • Car oils actually gets thicker in cars

    Monroe YorkMonroe York26 päivää sitten
  • 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 😭😭😭

    The Fallen Nephilim Ent.The Fallen Nephilim Ent.26 päivää sitten
  • Brave of you to assume the engine oil stays in the engine in my car.

    MickMaanMickMaan26 päivää sitten
  • 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

    LDN WholesaleLDN Wholesale26 päivää sitten
  • Pop shov🤭

    Jay WoodJay Wood26 päivää sitten
  • Tilt the bottle the other way!!! It allows air to come into the bottle better and won't "glug".

    TheSlayrnumber1TheSlayrnumber126 päivää sitten
  • You never answered your own question Is an Oil Cooler Worth It?

    Wesley WarnerWesley Warner26 päivää sitten
  • You should review the 1000 km race and Gatebil!

    Arnas ŠverčiauskasArnas Šverčiauskas26 päivää sitten
  • Things are hot, and I'm not helping.

    Andy KingAndy King26 päivää sitten
  • you should get a little wing , i think it will give it a nice style

    dimilianodimiliano26 päivää sitten
  • Love money pit, best thing on Donut by far!

    James AshworthJames Ashworth27 päivää sitten
  • We're waiting for that "Is an LS swap even worth it?" episode.Anybody agree?😂

    Letty MarshallLetty Marshall27 päivää sitten

    Ronald PreeceRonald Preece27 päivää sitten
  • 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 !

    Tyler ButlerTyler Butler27 päivää sitten
  • 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. :)

    James SimsJames Sims27 päivää sitten
  • So you double stacked oil coolers? Looked like it had a factory oil to coolant heat exchanger.

    1987FX161987FX1627 päivää sitten
  • Be careful with those K&N oil filters, I've had a few leak at the spot welds holding the fake nut on.

    punkgarnpunkgarn27 päivää sitten
  • ....can you add hydraulics to this? Please?

    Jenn JarkowJenn Jarkow27 päivää sitten
  • If you have a GM car you definitely need a back up cooler. Learn from my mistakes.

    P WP W27 päivää sitten
  • So now you paint the road with oil when you hit a squirrel in the sweet spot 😂

    MaxG0413MaxG041327 päivää sitten
  • Miata = yes

    Purpoala GamingPurpoala Gaming27 päivää sitten
  • No

    Purpoala GamingPurpoala Gaming27 päivää sitten
  • Sweet 4runner back there 👀

    hector floreshector flores27 päivää sitten
  • Rx7 owners have entered the chat

    MrMeowzakiMrMeowzaki27 päivää sitten
  • When are we adding the turbo?

    Jason HolutiakJason Holutiak27 päivää sitten
  • Might be a dumb question but why was that oil green that he was pouring from the valvoline bottle

    Joshua NicolaiJoshua Nicolai27 päivää sitten
  • Look at using the 1010 filter from that company that puts the nut on the end, I noticed you removed the sticker. It's a smidge longer then the 1008 you have on your car, a touch more capacity never hurts and the larger filter element is more efficient.

    MrBistrochefMrBistrochef27 päivää sitten
  • Weird place for an oil cooler lol under the car and facing down

    jacob haussmannjacob haussmann27 päivää sitten
  • Why do I get a yo dawg feeling from the thumbnail?

    Jabid21Jabid2127 päivää sitten
  • For the Miata a Hardtop would be great :D

    Omega 33Omega 3327 päivää sitten
  • Had an oil cooler on my old Scooby. It was awesome for track days. You could just keep going. But it didn’t have a thermostat so took about twenty minutes to get up to temp on street driving on a cold day

    Dan RickardDan Rickard27 päivää sitten
  • At least you aren’t stalling the turbo instal like chrisfix he has over a year saying he is going to do it

    Mr MemeMr Meme27 päivää sitten
  • Please use centigrade scale. It makes more sense to the rest of the world. Thank you.

    Kong Ee LeeKong Ee Lee27 päivää sitten
  • At this rate I think my miata will be turbo before his, but that because im gonna go the ebay spooly boi route, either way love the vids

    Ryan TavaresRyan Tavares27 päivää sitten