How Long Does an Oil Cooler Last? | YourMechanic Advice

How Long Does an Oil Cooler Last?

The heat that the engine produces can produce a lot of damage in the right situation. Making sure that all of the systems on a car that reduce the heat of the engine are working properly is important. The engine oil cooler helps to take the oil that circulated through the engine and cool it off. Having oil at high temperatures can lead to damage on the internal parts of the engine. Oil that is too hot will also be at the wrong viscosity, which means that it will be harder for the internal portions of your engine to use it. The oil cooler will have to work every time that you run your engine.

Typically, the oil cooler is supposed to last for the lifespan of the car. There are certain repair situations that can compromise the overall functionality of this part and make it very hard for you to get the proper cooling for your engine oil. Keeping an eye out for damage can help you to reduce the amount of damage that this type of repair issue can cause. Neglecting to act when issues are detected can make the damage to the vehicle worse and will cost you more money to get everything fixed.

Changing out an oil cooler is not an easy job and can be nearly impossible for a car owner will little experience. Attempting to do this type of repair will usually lead to the car owner making matters much worse and complicating matters. Hiring a knowledgeable professional is the best way to make sure that the oil cooler is replaced the right way. The professionals will also be able to troubleshoot the issues you are experiencing to make sure that the oil cooler is the problem.

Here are some of the things that you may notice when your oil cooler is in need of being replaced:

  • The engine is losing power
  • The engine is misfiring due to oil getting in the cylinders
  • There is a rise in the engine temperature
  • More black exhaust fumes than normal

A bad engine oil cooler is something that you need to have repaired as fast as you can due to the damage that it can cause.


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Chuck

9 years of experience
206 reviews
Chuck
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Cruze - Oil Cooler - Arlington, Texas
He knew what he was doing and was courteous talking to someone else that does work on their own car and knows a thing or two.
Nissan Altima - Oil Cooler Repair - Plano, Texas
Chuck was on time. Friendly and got work done on time

Steve

39 years of experience
105 reviews
Steve
39 years of experience
Mazda CX-7 - Oil Cooler - West Palm Beach, Florida
Steve had an appt cancel and called me so he took care of my car before my scheduled appt. He called to say he was on his way and he was right on time. The work was finished in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend Your Mechanic and also recommend Steve as the mechanic to do any work someone might need done on their vehicle.
Ford Taurus - Oil Cooler - West Palm Beach, Florida
Very knowledgeable and fast at a fair price. Highly recommended.

Casey

18 years of experience
12 reviews
Casey
18 years of experience
Mazda MX-5 Miata - Oil Cooler - Sugar Land, Texas
Casey showed up on time and did great work in a filthy environment (oil leak). He had to do some extra work because of some very hard to reach parts that had been incorrectly installed by a previous mechanic. I am very happy with his work and conduct.

Ronnie

29 years of experience
48 reviews
Ronnie
29 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Oil Cooler - Nashville, Tennessee
Ronnie was amazing. I enjoyed talking with him and he got us fixed up with no issues whatsoever. Great work Ronnie!

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