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Tr6 oil cooler - do need a thermostat n Texas?

Mike K

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I'm in Texas, where everyone knows it gets hot... From what I read, the Tr6 benefits from having an oil cooler. Various vendors can provide the cooler, hoses and connections, and it looks straightforward. My question is “do I thermostat” in Texas. We will rarely drive the car in very cold weather, so I assumed that having the oil circulate through the cooler all the time will not be a problem. anyone have an opinion based on experience or good empirical data??


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Mike, welcome to the BCF (and thanks very much for becoming a supporting member - much appreciated). Since you are asking a TR specific question, I'm going to move this post to the Triumph forum. The forum you posted in was the "Forum Software/Instructions" forum which is where you would ask questions about how to navigate the forum. For specific questions about your TR, you will want to go into the "Triumph" forum and post a new topic there. If you are reading this now, you are now in the Triumph Forum. I will leave a marker in the original forum you posted in that will re-direct people to this thread, which is now in the Triump forum.

Cheers, and welcome to the BCF - hopefully some of our great Triumph owner-members can help!

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No expertise here, years ago I had an MGB GT with an oil cooler. To my knowledge no thermostats were used on these to my knowledge and it all worked fine. Main difference I noted was it took longer for oil pressure to build, presumably because it had farther to circulate back to the pump.


Luke Skywalker
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I think the oil cooler thermostat is only useful in cold conditions.
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