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Old 01-28-2019, 01:42 AM
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My engine build is finished and I知 wondering if the stock oil cooler from the 330hp 454 is sufficient to cool the new engines oil. The new engine is a 468 with 9.6:1 cr aftermarket iron heads and a crane 781 camshaft. Valvetrain is full roller. Exhaust is aluminum Gil with thru hull. I値l be using a stock 385hp magnum oil pan (not sure of capacity yet) and the boat will do extended run times at 3500-4000 rpm. Some run times may exceed two hours. Sea water temps from 60-75 degrees. Any advice?
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:05 AM
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It will most likely be fine. The 330 oil coolers were used for the 420's as well as 454/502 mags.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:04 PM
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My engine build is finished and I知 wondering if the stock oil cooler from the 330hp 454 is sufficient to cool the new engines oil. The new engine is a 468 with 9.6:1 cr aftermarket iron heads and a crane 781 camshaft. Valvetrain is full roller. Exhaust is aluminum Gil with thru hull. I値l be using a stock 385hp magnum oil pan (not sure of capacity yet) and the boat will do extended run times at 3500-4000 rpm. Some run times may exceed two hours. Sea water temps from 60-75 degrees. Any advice?
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The biggest one you can afford. I run a 210 oil thermostat and 3x18 oil cooler. Oil temp never gets above 240 or beliw 210. Consistent temps save motors. Too small and wot runs could cook the oil into shear.
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I went with this for 585hp

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Some of the 330hp oil coolers where small post the size you have. I would use 2"x18" min.
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hp 500 cooler would be perfect and a good used one should be easy to find.
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Originally Posted by mike tkach View Post
hp 500 cooler would be perfect and a good used one should be easy to find.
Bingo I agree. And if you are buying used watch out - if the engine internals chucked and or a leak can take place with used coolers that are sold where ever. At the very least I would pressure all used coolers and asked if that cooler came off a broken internal engine. If it did I would pass on it
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys. I still need to install the motor. Actually the boat is still shrink wrapped with the old 330 in there. Lol. Hopefully I can get this swap started early March and I値l see what I have. I happen to have a big diesel marine cooler too. No idea what hose sizes are but it痴 about 18 long and 3 think.
Maybe that痴 a good option. That痴 in the warehouse so I値l take a look. I just now remembered I had that while responding. I値l post the info on it here. I知 sure there is some reason it won稚 work out but....
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I'm sure your planning on it but just make sure you run an oil stat.
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