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Have had my 2005 GT for 3 months now & noticed the oil cooler feed pipe has been reversed back to the engine block. I assume a previous owner had a leak from the oil cooler.
A local Alfa specialist saw nothing wrong with this as he said we don't get the high temperatures in the UK.

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The oil cooler is there for a reason.
All the engines in the 156/147/GT range had oil coolers. Some with oil/coolant heat exchangers.

So.....: Fix the oil cooler.
 

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I would definitely get it fixed. Turbo charged cars need max oil cooling simple as that. And although all modern turbos now have water cooling, i would still recommend getting it fixed. Make sure you let her idle a bit after a long run before switching her off, as your oil temp will be quite a bit higher than without a cooler. Also i hope she has quality fully synthetic oil to cope with the extra heat. Crap oils don't like heat. Infact anyone who uses non synthetic in a turbo car needs a slap in my opinion..:thumbup:

I would take it the original cooler is leaking? Autolusso do a replacement cooler kit made by Mocal. The Alfa part is silly money.

All the best.
Damien.
 

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get it fixed. You're asking for trouble bypassing the cooler. Its not true that a cooler is not required in the UK. The engine gets hot regardless of if your in the Uk or mars.
 

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If it's a 10 year old banger that you drive like a granny then not replacing the oil cooler will probably save you a few quid till you purchase another jalopy for £300 and then run that into the ground. It you rate your car a little higher than this an oil cooler is probably sensible.
 

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My replacement one from autolusso arrived today to be fitted tomorrow. £220 Delivered and if your handy you can fit it yourself. I won't because it's too cold and I know I'd have a pool of oil underneath the car the next day..
 
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