<VV> Oil Cooler Question (Efficiency)
Bill Elliott" <Corvair@fnader.com
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 20:54:54 -0400
>I recently acquired a '64 spyder coupe in very good condition. The
>engine was rebuilt in 1985 by rear engine specialists, but that's not
>the point. I took off the oil cooler cover to clean it out and noticed
>it has the folded-fin type oil cooler rather than the 12-plate cooler.
>I have heard of people saying that the folded fin is the most
>efficient, but I would like to know if this cooler is ok or should be
>replaced with the 12-plate type.
I understand that the folded fin coolers are slightly more efficient (or at least have the reputation for being more efficient), but also more prone to clogging
up from external debris.
I see no problem in staying with what you have.