Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Justin,Texas, Republic of TEXAS (USA)
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If you flush cooling system and use CAT ELC formula coolants from Shell, Global (Peak), Fleetguard, or others your oil cooler will last pretty much indefinitely. No chance of hose failures from age or chafing spilling the oil or coolant. No hoses in the way when engine repairs need to made. I have replaced a lot of oil coolers on 6.0's more than 10 years back and many with more than 200K miles since using ELC coolant and they still maintain less than 10 degrees ECT to EOT difference.
My 2 cent's worth from my experience anyway.
2015 F350 Platinum Max Tow What a beast with the 4.30 gears!
2006 F450 CC Hauler bed 4x2 6.0 L 6.0 auto, Lariat, 4.30 r/a, SCT, 4in exh. 103K New heads to repair diesel in coolant, 148K.
2006 F350 Lariat CC Dually 4X2, 6.0 auto 4.10 LS, SCT, airbags, 4 in. exh. 154K Rebuilt engine to repair damage from burned piston. One head to fix fuel in oil problem.
36 feet on the floor Elite/Outlaw LQ horse trailer.
35+5 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer.
36 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer
36 foot Platinum 6 horse LQ, side load, full width back tack
2003 EB Expedition 171K (no engine repairs, gas burners are the new longevity leaders)
2004 Volvo V70R AWD-high miler in fleet, 253K (no engine repairs) Hail totaled it but I kept it. Looks like a golf ball now.
Suzuki Carry KEI truck, 660cc 3 cyl DOHC EFI 4X4 5 speed RHD. Sort of a Smart Car sized pickup. Eats Gators and Mules for lunch.