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How much does Oil Cooler Repair cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Oil Cooler Repair pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 Pontiac Vibe$540$435.27$104.482%$553.52
2008 Chevrolet Express 2500$558$387.38$170.983%$580.88
2016 Ram 3500$949$692.15$256.473%$982.40
2011 BMW 335d$365$203.03$161.485%$385.78
2016 Lexus LS460$213$41.54$170.989%$235.04
2010 BMW M5$1108$785.43$322.963%$1150.93

Oil Cooler Repair Service

What is the Oil Cooler all about?

Primarily used in air-cooled and motorcycle engines, an oil cooler serves two purposes, lubrication and cooling. The oil cooler is usually placed near the radiator to maximize cooling airflow. To maintain the lubricative properties of oil, the oil cooler by cooling the oil (having it flow through it galleries) to the proper temperature range.

Keep in mind:

  • Though most people think engine oil is strictly for lubrication, it also plays a key role in cooling.
  • Oil carries away much of your engine's heat so that it can be dissipated by the standard cooling system.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised and secured on jack stands
  • The defective oil cooler is removed
  • The new oil cooler is installed with new clamps
  • The vehicle started and checked for oil leaks then lowered off the jack stands
  • The vehicle is road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

Oil will accumulate debris over time, to the point where deposits may narrow an oil coolers thin galleries. To keep the engine oil as clean as possible, it is best to change the oil at 3,000 to 3,500 miles. The oil filter should also be changed to maximize debris removal. Regular oil changes should also ensure that an oil cooler will last the life of your car. Without regular oil changes, the cooler may fail at 50,000 miles and need to be replaced.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Oil Cooler?

  • Engine power loss due to oil contamination
  • Engine misfiring due to oil fouling
  • Engine coolant temperature rise and potential damage due to oil contamination
  • Discharges of black, oil exhaust as unburned oil is released as part of the ignition cycle

How important is this service?

Because engine oil is vital for most engine components, a faulty or clogged oil cooler can cause many problems including cooling system failure and engine damage (leaks, overheating and scarring as overheated oil loses it's lubricating properties). It is important to keep all parts of the lubrication and cooling systems functional to be able to use your car. If left untreated, it will lead directly to engine failure.


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Joel

30 years of experience
76 reviews
Joel
30 years of experience
Nissan Altima L4-2.5L - Oil Cooler - Glendale, Arizona
What can I say, Joel is the man. You want something done right to your vehicle? He is the man for the job.

Richard

35 years of experience
96 reviews
Richard
35 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country V6-3.6L - Oil Cooler - Tampa, Florida
Richard is a wizard among the car mechanics. Incredible specialist and a very nice person. He can identify the issue from first sight. In my case, he was the second mechanic. The first one assumed that issue in damaged hoses. When Richard came and look at the vehicle's insides, he immediately figured out that the problem is in the damaged Oil Cooler. And he was right. I ordered the necessary part online, and when it was delivered, I asked YourMechanic to schedule Richard to fix the car. It took him less than 1 hour to replace the part which was hidden under the intake. He de-installed the intake, changed the Oil Cooler, and return everything back. No mess around, no noise - clean, fast and perfect job. I'd say he works as a car surgeon. I highly recommend Richard and wish him all the best.

Chuck

10 years of experience
351 reviews
Chuck
10 years of experience
Chevrolet Cruze L4-1.4L Turbo - Oil Cooler - Plano, Texas
Came out to fix an oil leak, didn't find the exact cause as the first issue was fixed, but leak was from multiple locations. While conducting the leak repair Chuck found multiple other issues (2 hoses that we were cracked and needing replacement, along with an other oil seal needing to be replaced) that were fixed and solved the check engine light that we had for a while. Overall extremely pleased with how detail orientated Chuck was with the inspection and repair.

Casey

19 years of experience
61 reviews
Casey
19 years of experience
Mazda MX-5 Miata L4-2.0L - 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.

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