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Does anyone make an oil line adapter that goes between the oil filter and it's mount to run an oil line to an aftermarket oil cooler? If not feel free to use my idea to market one.
 

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I've seen this setup for automotive and motorcycle applications, so it seems that there should be one for other size filters as well.
 

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Chevy has an adapter that bolts onto the filter boss on the engine with a pair of lines to the cooling coil in the rad. The filter mounts on the adapter, just like you are suggesting.
 

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I was just free thinking(my specialty). It seems to me that those garden tractors with an oil filter would benefit from one of those and a motorcycle oil cooler for additional engine cooling in the summer.
 

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I was just free thinking(my specialty). It seems to me that those garden tractors with an oil filter would benefit from one of those and a motorcycle oil cooler for additional engine cooling in the summer.
I know Kohler makes a remote oil filter kit. You could that and add in a oil cooler with additional piping. Other brands may have them ,I was looking at Briggs & Stratton Accessory site and it froze my computer.
 

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I was just free thinking(my specialty). It seems to me that those garden tractors with an oil filter would benefit from one of those and a motorcycle oil cooler for additional engine cooling in the summer.
If you keep your engine fins clear of mouse nests and dirt free should the extra cooler really be needed? The companies that produce these machines do their homework and get the air flow over the engine designed properly so there are no over heating problems.. As for the guys that get 105 temps in the summer.. Do they have lawn left to mow?? :dunno: I'm not arguing that cooling is good. BUT with the modern designs with what we have. I'm not sure this would be required any more. Have a great Thursday...
 

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i regularly cut in 100+ temps during summer and never had an issue with anything from an old splash lubed Murray to my fully pressurized Deere X500. the key is keeping the engine clean, it will cool plenty if the fan is good and the shrouds are on. maybe i could see it if you cut in 120+ temps, but usually those temps mean the grass ain't growing anyway.
 

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Chevy engines (lots of different engines) where used for stationary applications.. gen set in a building.. So they needed a way to cool em a little more.. imagine parked and running half throttle in 100 deg temps.
 

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Don't forget heavy truck/ towing, and performance applications. . . . . . . . . .
 

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ARE YOU ALL KIDDING. The heat is what kills engines and transmissions and the cooler u keep it the longer it will last. if your running PTO u may be running slow and not moving alot of air (mowing through tall grass, rototiller) your running full
throttle and not moving very much.
 

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I know Kohler makes a remote oil filter kit. You could that and add in a oil cooler with additional piping. Other brands may have them ,I was looking at Briggs & Stratton Accessory site and it froze my computer.
Not a dumb idea at all. Don is right, check out the cooler & remote filter kits here:

http://www.kohlerengines.com/accessories/landing.htm

Kohler says the cooler will lower oil sump temperature by 40 deg. That has to be a good thing.
 

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no doubt .if nothing else the cooler she runs the longer she,ll last.heat is the bane of any engine,its really a wonder how engines stand up to the temps they run.check the oil when its real hot.thin as water.
 

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no doubt .if nothing else the cooler she runs the longer she,ll last.heat is the bane of any engine,its really a wonder how engines stand up to the temps they run.check the oil when its real hot.thin as water.
Uhhh, these are heat engines. They work more efficiently when they are at the high end of operating temperature. They don't work worth a darn if you keep them too cool. Does anyone still use a 165* thermostat in their car?
 

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if you can can not find what you are looking for. Then go to a hydraulic parts store. You can get a inline oil filter and a oil cooler. The trick will be to mount them to the engine.

It may be possible for a for a machine shop to make a adapter to screw into the oil filter housing. This could be done by taking a oil filter and put a 2 connectors for oil in and out. If a oil filter is used for the pressurized outlet then the oil could be returned to the oil pan

The same thing could be done for the oil pan but you would need a pump to move the oil

good luck
 

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Another thing that you have to consider on the other end of the spectrum............how long is it going to take that same engine to come up to operating temperature during teh winter time? Will it EVERY come up to temp?
 

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