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Old 08-16-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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I have an SSEI with an oil cooler and I'm currently changing the engine. The new engine doesn't have connections for an oil cooler (I do have the old assembly if I need it) and the radiator thats currently in the car needs to be replaced. I have another radiator from an SE that doesn't have connections for an oil cooler. Will it hurt anything if I leave the filter assembly thats on the engine now (without oil cooling connections) and put in the radiator from the SE and just not cool the oil at all?

I ask because the radiator from the se is brand new and I'm not looking forward to spending $200+ on another one just to get the oil cooler part of it. Also this engine I bought came out of another car that didn't have an oil cooler and it had no problems. So is there any reason this car can't be run without it?
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Yes, on the SC engine, the oil cooler is highly recommended, which is why GM put it on there. The oil will get extremely hot and your oil pressure will go wacky.
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Stick with the oil cooler. Find the right radiator, and swap over the filter adapter from the old motor.
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Alright will do, now for my next question. Any idea where I can find the gasket for the filter assembly? (carquest doesnt have it) and Could I take both the radiator from the SE and the one from the SSEI to a radiator shop and just have the tanks swapped? (the middle part, called a core?, is whats broken on the radiator from the ssei) Or is something different inside of the radiator?
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I believe the core is different. Most parts places should be able to get the oil filter adapter gasket.
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The core is different. The SSEi utilizes the HD cooling system and has a much thicker core compared to the SE'* Non-HD core.
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Correct. The 92-95 L67 radiator core is twice as thick as the L27/L36 core.
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The gasket is about $3 at the dealer. It'* easiest to change out of the car..if in the car..go through the passenger wheel well.
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To kinda add to this topic additionally, I have an SSEi with an oil cooler. Is there an advantage to having an additional oil cooler like there is an additional transmission cooler?
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Thanks all for the help, I got the old one off... any suggestions on how to get the old gasket material off the one im putting back on? Tryed a flat head and a razor and they dont work well because of the glue thats on the gasket.
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