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donteatbugs
07-11-2011, 09:42 PM
How to: Oil cooler on a 7th gen.

You will need:

Oil union (from japan 90402-28004)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-06-29_16-57-34_414.jpg
Oil cooler retaining bolt (modified camry one) You have to run a die down the threads all the way to the oil cooler and cut off the excess.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-06-30_18-10-44_661.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-06-30_18-10-54_484.jpg
Oil Cooler /w new o rings (mid 90's camry)
4' of 1/2" heater hose
4 clamps
Some oil and coolant

Special tools:
12mm Allen socket
Large socket for the oil cooler bolt (30mm i think)
3/4 -16 die
Metal file
Dremel

You can do this without draining the oil but you will lose a couple onces and some coolant.

1. Remove the oil filter.

2. Remove the 12mm allen bolt union the oil filter screwed to.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-06-29_17-21-06_673.jpg

3. Install the new oil union.

4. Remove the intake manifold. (this requires a lot of unbolting)

5. Install 2' of hose on either side of the oil cooler with clamps
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-06-29_17-10-46_76.jpg

6. Install oil cooler loosely with modified bolt.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-07-01_16-13-35_112.jpg

7. Remove the clamps holding the rubber covers on the coolant pipes.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-06-30_18-46-23_915.jpg

8. Meassure and cut one hose at a time and install them on the pipes where the covers were with clamps. It doesnt matter which one goes where. just dont kink the coolant lines. I ran mine up by the AC compessor.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-07-01_16-13-50_120.jpg

9. Tighten the oil cooler down with the hoses sticking out as far left as they can go.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-07-01_16-13-20_884.jpg

10. Install intake manifold and oil filter.

11. Top off oil and bleed coolant.

Done
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-07-01_16-19-53_253.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i220/donteatbugs/celica%20gt-s/2011-07-01_16-19-31_292.jpg

Luni
07-11-2011, 09:47 PM
Very nice. Im gonna sticky this.

donteatbugs
07-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Stay outta my forum bish.

CriScO
07-11-2011, 10:10 PM
Sticky or not it has to be said. Huh huh, nut union. :hehe:

Very nice work Bugs, I can see this being feasible on other engines as well.

bzdweezy
07-12-2011, 12:08 AM
Nice write up i always wanted to add one.

So how much extra oil do you add with the cooler installed?

donteatbugs
07-12-2011, 12:41 PM
Im guessing the first fill up maybe a couple ounces, its a tiny cooler. After that it wont take any more from a normal oil change because the cooler will retain some oil in it i believe.