IPR External Oil Cooler Kit for Ford 6.0 Powerstroke
IPR External Oil Cooler Kit for Ford 6.0 Powerstroke
IPR's external oil cooler kit is now available! The benefits of using this kit will allow the coolant to be filtered at 100% duty cycle with IPR's High Flow Coolant Filter which uses a serviceable stainless steel filter element. The optional coolant filter in this kit is not a bypass filter like most other "coolant filter kits" on the market where they are designed as a bypass filtration that filters only 10-15% of the coolant. IPR's coolant filter is designed to filter out 100% of the coolant "before" it enters the externally mounted oil cooler. The base kit does not include a coolant filter. IPR highly recommends ordering your kit with the optional HIgh Flow Coolant Filter. The additional benefits of an externally mounted oil cooler is that the oil cooler is allowed to work more efficiently and can be plumbed to run 2 oil coolers for additional cooling efficiency. The OEM internally mounted design inhibits more heat when mounted inside the engine block bathed in hot oil.
IPR's external mount design will save you thousands of dollars in labor if a oil cooler is to ever fail again by allowing the technician to replace oil coolers in less than 20 minutes. An average labor cost to replace a OEM oil cooler can cost upwards of $600-$900 plus the cost of an new oil cooler $350. This kit will pay for itself if you have 1 oil cooler failure. This kit retails for $1199 and includes a new OEM 6.7 oil cooler.
The coolant filter is capable of filtering sand and oil trapped during the first 500 miles, these photo's were taken after the coolant was flushed about 10 times to remove the oil that was in the coolant when our test truck's OEM oil cooler failed. Based on this particular test we learned that regardless of how many times you flush your coolant prior to installing a new oil cooler, the new oil cooler will just end up plugged up the first 500 miles if a coolant filter is not installed.
We ran another truck with a brand new oil cooler without the coolant filter, that oil cooler is now junk. The oil temps are 18 degrees higher than the coolant temp. The new oil cooler plugged up less than 1500 miles on it.
Upgrade and Options
IPR highly recommends upgrading to our High Flow Coolant Filter or CF2 Coolant Filter. Both coolant filter has the capability to filter 100% of the coolant before it enters your exteranlly mounted oil cooler. Both coolant Filter features a serviceable stainless steel filter element, a neodymium magnet which attracts microscopic metallic particles such as rust from cast iron fallout from the engine block.
The CF2 is our latest coolant filter design which features built in Tri-Directional valve. The 3 way valve allows the user to shut off coolant flow to service the filter or turn it to bypass mode
IPR Extreme Duty High Pressure Pump Filter Screen AKA HPOP Screen has finally been released. IPR's HPOP filter screen is contructed with a full metal frame with IPR's proprietary stainless steel dual layer mesh which features a sintering technology that fuses 2 different materials to create a single layer. The top stainless mesh is fine to filter contaminants with a under supporting coarse layer for added strength. IPR Extreme Duty HPOP Filter Screens are indestructible and is the best upgrade over your OEM plastic frame and ultra thin stainless mesh. OEM screens that break apart end up in the IPR valve or high pressure oil pump which can cause serious damage.
IPR makes servicing your oil filter easy. Filter kits include orings proprietory to IPR's External Oil Cooler kit. Save on shipping fees by ordering extra filters.
Filters can also be purchased through your local auto parts store however the orings required will not be included
Benefits and FAQ regarding IPR's External Oil Cooler Kit
IPR solved 2 major problems with the Ford 6.0 oil cooler failure issues. First, by removing the internally mounted OEM oil cooler and relocating it next to the battery we were able to reduce the amount of time/labor it would normally take to service the oil cooler. You can swap out a brand new oil cooler in as little as 20 minutes should you need to replace it for any reason. Second, by mounting the OEM oil cooler externally we were able to filter the coolant 100% before any coolant ever enters the oil cooler.
Q. What happens to the OEM oil cooler that was mounted inside the engine?
A. The OEM oil cooler is replaced by IPR's patent pending bypass manifold. The bypass manifold is a bolt in replacement that has 3/4" passages that allow the coolant and oil to continue it's OEM design pathways and is then routed out to IPR's billet aluminum oil filter cap, out to the oil cooler and back in to supply the high pressure oil pump.
Q. Where is the oil filter located?
A. The oil filter is located in the factory oil filter housing just like the OEM oil filter.
Q. Where can I buy oil filter if I need to service my truck?
A. Oil filters can be purchased from IPR through our website or you can purchase them at any NAPA auto parts or local auto parts store. They are over the counter common filters manufactured by WIX.
Q. Do I have to remove the oil hoses off the filter cap everytime I change my oil filter? Seems like a hassle.
A. The 2 oil hoses do need to be removed to replace the oil filter, however it's a small inconvenience, in most cases you can loosen the 2 oil hoses in less than 1 minute. It's a small inconvenience once every oil change interval.
Q. Why do I have to purchase the IPR External Oil Cooler Kit when I can just install a coolant filter in my truck with a OEM oil cooler mounted internally inside the engine.
A. Unfortunately the design of the OEM internally mounted oil coolers gets clogged up by contaminants such chemical breakdown, cast iron corrosion fallout and casting sand from engine maufacturing and the coolant supply for the OEM oil cooler is fed directly from the engine block into the oil cooler. There is no way to intercept the coolant "before" it enters the OEM internally mounted oil cooler. All aftermarket coolant filters only filter coolant after contaminants have passed through your OEM oil cooler.
Q. The External Oil Cooler Kit is expensive it's out of my budget.
A. Considering a new OEM internally mounted oil cooler cost about $350-$410, intake gasket kit $90 and labor to remove/install a new oil cooler can cost from $700-$900. The next time you need to replace your clogged oil cooler the kit will pay for iteself and more.
Q. Why do I have to purchase the IPR External Oil Cooler Kit when I can just install a coolant filter in my truck with a OEM oil cooler mounted internally inside the engine and flush out the coolant system?
A. Unfortunately the design of the OEM internally mounted oil coolers gets clogged up by contaminants such chemical breakdown, cast iron corrosion fallout and casting sand from engine maufacturing and the coolant supply for the OEM oil cooler is fed directly from the engine block into the oil cooler. There is no way to intercept the coolant "before" it enters the OEM internally mounted oil cooler. All aftermarket coolant filters only filter coolant after contaminants have passed through your OEM oil cooler. In cases where a OEM oil cooler has ruptured where coolant and oil has mixed into the coolant system it is extremely difficult to flush out all the oil residue, unfortunately a new OEM oil cooler must be installed in order to flush out the mess, this will lead to contamination of the brand new oil cooler that was just installed.
Q. I see that IPR offers a High Flow Coolant Filter, is this filter included in the kit?
A. The IPR High Flow Coolant Filter is an upgraded filter you can purchase as an upgrade option with your IPR External Oil Cooler Kit. IPR does recommend upgrading to the high flow coolant filter for maximum longetivity. When puchasing the IPR HIgh Flow Coolant Filter with the Externally oil cooler kit there is a discount of $50 that is applied to the order. The retail cost of the IPR high flow coolant filter is $249, if purchased with the external oil cooler kit the upgrade is only $200.
Q. Will I have to purchase any other components to make this kit work in different climates?
A. No additional components will need to be purchased. Other aftermarket kits in the market require you to purchase a thermostat kit that can cost up to $350 for cold climate use and a possibilty that you'll need to replace your transmission cooler due to fitment issues that you may experience based on the build date and equipment on your truck. IPR require no additional parts to make the oil cooler kit operate properly.
Q. What is the advantage of IPR External Oil Cooler Kit in comparison with a air cooled type kit mounted in front of the truck?
A. There are many reasons why a water cooled system is much more effective. We will go into detail on this subject.
1. Air cooled oil cooler cores require a substantial amount of space in front of a vehicle for it to work efficiently. In most cases an air cooled oil cooler will restrict air flow to your radiator, AC condensor and radiator. Some manufacturers recommend that their oil cooler cores be mounted behind the AC condenser. The large air cooled oil cooler restricts enough air flow to the condensor that it will diminish AC performance as well as radiator and intercooler performance. Mounting the air cooler behind the AC condensor also requires the use of additional bracketry, hardware, drilling , disassembling the front end of the vehicle, relocating the transmission cooler, purchasing and relocating the power steering cooler, discharge AC, and recharge AC upon installation which will require an additional 4-8 extra labor cost which can cost well over $1000.
2. Air cooled oil coolers require air flow (increased vehicle speed) and outside air temperature to operate efficiently. In an extreme condition when a vehicle is towing a heavy load up a grade on a hot day, the vehicle speed is limited due to the icreased load from towing and climbing resulting in less air flow and hotter outside air temps. The problem is exaggerated when a heavy duty fan clutch is installed which will cause parasitic power loss and increased load on the engine also resulting in decreased fuel economy.
Water cooled oil coolers rely on the OEM radiator as a heat exchanger to cool the oil down. The radiator used in the front of the vehicle is the largest heat exchanger on the vehicle which is very efficient. IPR External Oil Cooler Kits require no additional fans or components.
3. Cold weather performance with water cooled oil cooler is also more efficient during warm up. The same coolant used to cool the oil down in hot weather is also used to heat the engine oil up to normal operating temperatures much more effectively and more consistently. The OEM thermostat will remain closed to aid the coolant in reaching normal operating temps much sooner than an air cooler. During cold climates an air cooler will constantly cool oil temps as it’s trying to warm up. Some manufacturers would recommend a thermostat kit which can cost an extra $350 and more plumbing/fittings and labor to install.
4. Water cooled is the future! The new Powerstroke 6.7 utilizes coolant to control excessive temps on the transmission, oil cooler and intercooler.