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Re: OIL/WATER COOLER
> As a general rule (very very general) it is much more efficient to use
> coolant to warm up the oil and to cool off the oil, not air.....air is
> actually a less efficient way to cool of the oil (by a long shot), you need
> a much bigger surface (note the size of an air to oil cooler) as you would
> need if you were to accomplish the same temp. drop via coolant cooling.
Hmmm, my point was really that in the end the heat (when cooling) still
has to be exchanged with the air, so why not do it directly? I guess
the air/water interface gives a more stable oil temp.?
82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT