<VV> Oil Cooler Question (Efficiency)

Bill Elliott 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. 

Bill Elliott