External oil cooler

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speedster356
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External oil cooler

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Hi, I'm new to Stage 1 ownership, having recently bought a 1982 109 SW. I have a problem with 2 leaking oil pipes/hoses which connect from the oil filter housing to an external oil cooler underneath the radiator. I've looked through all the manuals, but can't find a part number or picture for these pipes/hoses. Also, I can't find the cooler shown on any pics of Stage 1 V8s online. This looks like a factory fit, as you can see from the pic below, there is a cut out for airflow to the cooler next to the crank handle hole.
Can anyone help on where I can get new pipes? Any advice welcome.

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Post by 5988 »

Dont recall seeing anything like that before

you should be able to get new pipes made up easily (I assume flexi pipes you need?) - find a hydraulics specialist and they should be able to copy what you have
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Post by map1275 »

All factory fit, optional parts.

The optional parts list is once again useless in this area. Try looking in the NZDF parts book for a picture but all the numbers will be NSNs. Otherwise the first 110 parts books.

Are you after the flex hoses or the rigid pipes?

Could you take a picture of how the lower grille pokes into the body? It should be drilled holes but I've never been able to get and answer or find an original panel to look at.

Otherwise as a quick fix you can remove all the adaptors and just run the normal oil filter without the cooler.
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Your front end looks awful nice. I have never seen one with the Land Rover badge not faded.

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speedster356
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Post by speedster356 »

5988 wrote:Dont recall seeing anything like that before

you should be able to get new pipes made up easily (I assume flexi pipes you need?) - find a hydraulics specialist and they should be able to copy what you have
I think you're right, it's going to be the best way to get them - yes it's the flexi pipes, so a new set of braided ones makes sense.
speedster356
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Post by speedster356 »

map1275 wrote:All factory fit, optional parts.

The optional parts list is once again useless in this area. Try looking in the NZDF parts book for a picture but all the numbers will be NSNs. Otherwise the first 110 parts books.

Are you after the flex hoses or the rigid pipes?

Could you take a picture of how the lower grille pokes into the body? It should be drilled holes but I've never been able to get and answer or find an original panel to look at.

Otherwise as a quick fix you can remove all the adaptors and just run the normal oil filter without the cooler.
I'll try to get a few close-up pics loaded in the next couple of days for you
speedster356
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firemanshort wrote:Your front end looks awful nice. I have never seen one with the Land Rover badge not faded.

<jealous>
Thanks fireman, I'm pretty amazed with it too - it was sat in a field for 3 years before I picked it up & is in remarkable condition. :D
I'm sure it's had work done over the years, so maybe the badge was replaced at some point - I'm still working my way through the folder of paperwork that came with it, so it could be listed in there.
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Hi, where abouts in Kent are you? I'm in Swanley and have yet to see another Stage 1 V8 in the area ...
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Post by 164 »

This looks very much like an ex Cheshire Fire Appliance, which were all fitted withy these oil coolers. Is it one of the DMB 901 - 908X series? If so, let me know and I may be able to help.
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