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GURU
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Hello everyone. I hate to bother you fine people but I am having a bitch of a time trying to figure out how to eliminate my oil cooler on my 2006 GSX-R1000. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. Thanks!
 

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You need to order oil cooler block off plates or have a set machined. They bolt to the engine where the oil lines for the cooler come off and are shaped exactly like the fittings for the oil lines... except with no lines, just a plate.

Make sure you read the directions. Often there are a few other things that need to be done to assure they work and your engine still gets oil.
 

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pull it off, plug the holes. just did the same thing on a tls/tlr swap a few days ago. though there was an oil pressure jet that i had to remove.
 

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pull it off, plug the holes. just did the same thing on a tls/tlr swap a few days ago. though there was an oil pressure jet that i had to remove.
That's right. That jet has to be removed.
A lot of busa motors have been ruined because of that!
 

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I was thinking about removing mine.
that would be sweet! :nuts: lemme know how that works out for ya, lol.

the only reason i really see people take the oil cooler off is for turbo setups. they use the cooler feed and returns to oil the turbo. doesn't sound too great of an idea to me, since the turbo is gonna get the oil REAL hot, but i see it done quite often.
 

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So I still don't get why people without turbo set ups would do it? They want their engine to run hotter?
 

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that would be sweet! :nuts: lemme know how that works out for ya, lol.

the only reason i really see people take the oil cooler off is for turbo setups. they use the cooler feed and returns to oil the turbo. doesn't sound too great of an idea to me, since the turbo is gonna get the oil REAL hot, but i see it done quite often.
That's what the turbo kits I installed did for oil.
 

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It doesn't really make a water cooled engine run hotter.
That totally does not make any sense. If you have two fluids, in this case, water(coolant) and oil, both being cooled by ambient temperature, and recirculated through the motor, and then if you change the system, and now only have one fluid cooling the system, and no increase in the cooling capacity of the remaining fluid/system, how would it not make the engine run hotter??

Now, if made a statement like, " I took off my oil cooler, but doubled my coolant radiator and amount of coolant in the bike."....I might buy it. Not in this case though.
 

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The oil cooler is meant to protect engine oil from thermal breakdown
but synthetic oil doesn't need to be protected from that, it's good enough on its own

The water cooling system on a bike in motion is actually more efficient than it needs to be. Without a thermostat system, the engine would be cooled to below it's best operating temperature. The oil cooler no longer has an effect on cooling the engine itself, it's only designed to slow the degradation of the oil.
 

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Okey guys I have an old 88 Hurricane cbr600 that has the oil cooler up in the front right underneath where the fairing used to be, it looks waaay ugly and would like to get rid of it. So from what you guys are saying I can get rid of it by plugging up the holes from the engine to the oil cooler and my engine will not blow up or overheat? Would I have to change to synthetic oil? I was thinking abourt relocating the cooler but if i can get rid of it I would love to do that. Im just afraid my engine might blow up if I do. Let me know your thoughts guys. Thanks
 

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The oil cooler is meant to protect engine oil from thermal breakdown
but synthetic oil doesn't need to be protected from that, it's good enough on its own

The water cooling system on a bike in motion is actually more efficient than it needs to be. Without a thermostat system, the engine would be cooled to below it's best operating temperature. The oil cooler no longer has an effect on cooling the engine itself, it's only designed to slow the degradation of the oil.
I understand what you are saying, and agree to some extent, but there is no way, I am gonna believe, that a bike runs cooler without an oil cooler, than with it.
 

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yes, Im sure suzuki or any other manufacturers , would cheap out and not put oil coolers on there if they wernt needed,
will haelo, buy us new engines on his advice when they go POP!!:)
 

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I understand what you are saying, and agree to some extent, but there is no way, I am gonna believe, that a bike runs cooler without an oil cooler, than with it.
Doesn't run cooler, doesn't run hotter. The oil runs hotter, and breaks down faster. I'm not saying it's a good thing, but if you keep up on your oil checks then you shouldn't have a problem.

Suzuki (and other manufacturers) use oil coolers to make the oil work better longer, which increases the life of the engine.

Barely any bikes use oil as a cooling method anymore. Oiling systems are nowadays designed to route the oil as efficiently as possible to the parts that need oiling. Some bikes do use oil jets to cool the pistons, but you can compensate for the hotter piston temps by using a power commander to richen the fuel mixture, which in most cases will increase your power output at the same time.


I don't -recommend- removing the oil cooler, but it's not going to destroy your engine as long as you keep up on your maintenance and tune your engine correctly.
 

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Okey guys I have an old 88 Hurricane cbr600 that has the oil cooler up in the front right underneath where the fairing used to be, it looks waaay ugly and would like to get rid of it. So from what you guys are saying I can get rid of it by plugging up the holes from the engine to the oil cooler and my engine will not blow up or overheat? Would I have to change to synthetic oil? I was thinking abourt relocating the cooler but if i can get rid of it I would love to do that. Im just afraid my engine might blow up if I do. Let me know your thoughts guys. Thanks
You have to remove the oil jetting that routes oil to the cooler..
 
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