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I found a neat trick for saving your old stock oil cooler.

I pulled the stock oil cooler off my Powerstroke and found out why oil was spitting out around the seals. The cooler portion was literally clogged in every port. It had all kinds of hard water build up as well as RVT sealant that had broken lose from old repairs. I am still cussing the previous owner. Any way, I went up and spent almost Three hundred dollars that I could not afford on new one. I tried every thing the clear out the old one and no luck. Then a friend of mine told me to soak it over night in CLR. The next day the whole thing looks brand new inside and out. It even made the out side shiny and new again. All the crap inside just simply went away. I am not sure if any one else here has tried this. However, I thought it was worth mentioning.
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Does CLR eat away old RTV? if not I'm not sure I'd use it in your case but since RTV shouldn't be used on them that should be beneficial information to others when they find thiers clogged.

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i wonder what would happen if you took one to a radiator shop and let them put it in their hot tank they use to clean out the radiators... that junk will eat up just about anything

i might try the CLR on my jeep radiator.. it is full of mineral scale
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I may have to try that...
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when the oil was leaking out the seals was the entire s\driver side of your motor soaked? and did it end up coating alot of things under the truck from driving it? i think my seals are leaking too
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Glad you got it cleaned out,now i hope you dont need an engine soon.

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BJS

The RVT came from some where else and worked its way down there. The previous owner loved using that crap. He had a lot of things that did not need it, smothered in it.

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I used the left over in my old dodge radiator and 36 years of crap came out. i had just flushed it a week prior and you would not even know that after I used the CLR. I have had no trouble since.

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Yes, everything was oil soaked underneath. I had a few other leaks though. This one was the worse. the cooler was so clogged that the oil was getting hot enough to simply squirt past the seals. They wer old and brittle any way so when they got hot, they were not able to old the oil back.

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What do you mean? I pulled th cooler off and took it apart then soaked it. Then after I got all the CLR out I resealed it with new seals and gaskets.
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I just meant that if all that junk was in the cooler, i can imagine it must have gone thru the oil pump,and maybe some is blocking the pickup screen right now,also restricting flow thru the cooler leads to heavy lower end bearing wear,or spinning a bearing. I would pick up a mechanical oil pressure guage,if you dont already have one,so if this happens again,you can tell before it does damage. IMO, stock ones really arent accurate

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Oooooh, I see what you are saying. Actually, the blockage was where the coolant flows through. I found no problems with the oild flow. if there was, it came out with the CLR when I flushed it. However, you did bring up a good point. I WILL be checking that before I put the truck back on the road. I am just waiting for the rest of my BDP goodies to show up.
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I have used in in radiaters that were all scaled up. I had a radiater that wouldn't even flow and the CLR cleaned it up good

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