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Nate W
post Jan 4 2023, 04:42 PM
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Wanted to show some pictures from an oil cleaner service that I recently had done on my 914-6 oil cooler. I really wanted to use this cooler, as my Dad gave it to me and it’s from a real 6 not a 911, but it had been sitting since 1980 (year I was born) and I was worried about attaching it to a nice engine. Anyway I took it to these guys Pacific Oil Coolers in La Verne ( right by Pomona fair grounds). They are a cool shop, they mostly work on aircraft coolers but also 911 oil coolers. They actually manufacture new oil coolers at their location (for planes not Porsches). The manager Wayne was very nice and gave me a tour of the facility which was impressive.

They are able to pressure test the coolers, then run them thru several steps of cleaning baths, make any repairs needed, and they put a nice new coating on the cooler (chrome-a-coat). These guys have been in business since the 60s and definitely seems knowledge since all they do is oil coolers. The cost came out to $240 because I had a crack they repaired and some dents in the case, otherwise it would be $175 for the cleaning and testing. To me this seems like a good deal since our engines are expensive to say the least and also the work/ cost / time of cleaning up the mess and replacing a faulty cooler to me is worth more than that. Just thought I would share in case anyone is looking. I don’t have anything to do with the business, got their info from Pelican but never saw it mentioned here. Their website is oilcoolers.com. Also they said most of their business is people shipping them coolers from all over so not just local.

I asked them about welding on fittings to convert from 911 to 914-6 coolers, they can do it if you provide the fitting and the dimensions.

I don’t have a before picture but it was pretty crusty and old looking, typical stains etc

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post Jan 26 2023, 12:49 PM
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I had Pacific Oil Cooler check my oil cooler and they said that it was leaking and could not be repaired. I was happy to hear that I found the source of my leak.
He also gave me a tour of the place and it is quite impressive.
Now I need to buy a new one.

It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at a discounted price.
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post Jan 26 2023, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE(914-300Hemi @ Jan 26 2023, 01:49 PM) *

It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at a discounted price.


I noticed the same thing yesterday. This thread had me all wound up so I finally ended up ordering one.

It will be a couple years before I get my 2.4l assembled but figured I’d get one now before inflation makes it worse.
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post Jan 26 2023, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Jan 26 2023, 11:41 AM) *

QUOTE(914-300Hemi @ Jan 26 2023, 01:49 PM) *

It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at a discounted price.


I noticed the same thing yesterday. This thread had me all wound up so I finally ended up ordering one.

It will be a couple years before I get my 2.4l assembled but figured I’d get one now before inflation makes it worse.



Porsche sells them for about $950. The ones that are advertised for less are the old part number and they will accept the order and then a day or so later email you with the updated part number and the new price. Pelican have them for another 2-300 on top of that.
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Jan 26 2023, 01:22 PM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Jan 26 2023, 11:41 AM) *

QUOTE(914-300Hemi @ Jan 26 2023, 01:49 PM) *

It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at a discounted price.


I noticed the same thing yesterday. This thread had me all wound up so I finally ended up ordering one.

It will be a couple years before I get my 2.4l assembled but figured I’d get one now before inflation makes it worse.



Porsche sells them for about $950. The ones that are advertised for less are the old part number and they will accept the order and then a day or so later email you with the updated part number and the new price. Pelican have them for another 2-300 on top of that.


@mb911 Hey Ben, what is the part number for the new cooler? Is it a 911 cooler and you still have to have the 914-6 oil inlet adapter added on?




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post Jan 30 2023, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE(Justinp71 @ Jan 30 2023, 03:45 PM) *

QUOTE(mb911 @ Jan 26 2023, 01:22 PM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Jan 26 2023, 11:41 AM) *

QUOTE(914-300Hemi @ Jan 26 2023, 01:49 PM) *

It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at a discounted price.


I noticed the same thing yesterday. This thread had me all wound up so I finally ended up ordering one.

It will be a couple years before I get my 2.4l assembled but figured I’d get one now before inflation makes it worse.



Porsche sells them for about $950. The ones that are advertised for less are the old part number and they will accept the order and then a day or so later email you with the updated part number and the new price. Pelican have them for another 2-300 on top of that.


@mb911 Hey Ben, what is the part number for the new cooler? Is it a 911 cooler and you still have to have the 914-6 oil inlet adapter added on?


I ordered the /6 cooler 90110705901 hoping I get a /6 cooler. If I recall Porsche had a new batch of these made supporting the 50th anniversary along with floor mats, and /6 CV joints that once again became available around the anniversary.


Hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.
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Nate W   Oil cooler cleaning service in Southern California   Jan 4 2023, 04:42 PM
mb911   I am going to send one to them in a few weeks   Jan 4 2023, 07:01 PM
914-300Hemi   This is very timely as I need to have my 911 oil c...   Jan 4 2023, 09:35 PM
Graydingo   I've used them multiple times. Great company, ...   Jan 5 2023, 06:54 AM
mb911   Circling back on this. I sent a very nice cooler t...   Jan 24 2023, 07:49 PM
mepstein   Circling back on this. I sent a very nice cooler ...   Jan 24 2023, 09:22 PM
raynekat   I've used Pacific Oil Cooler a number of times...   Jan 24 2023, 10:06 PM
mb911   I've used Pacific Oil Cooler a number of time...   Jan 25 2023, 05:52 AM
Superhawk996   Gotta say I’m not convinced about oil cooler cle...   Jan 25 2023, 07:01 AM
mb911   Gotta say I’m not convinced about oil cooler cl...   Jan 25 2023, 08:41 AM
mepstein   We usually reuse the ones off running engines. I h...   Jan 25 2023, 08:16 AM
Superhawk996   I see new for $950-1250. Seems like a lot f...   Jan 25 2023, 09:25 AM
mb911   I see new for $950-1250. Seems like a lot ...   Jan 25 2023, 01:36 PM
914-300Hemi   I had Pacific Oil Cooler check my oil cooler and t...   Jan 26 2023, 12:49 PM
Superhawk996   It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at a...   Jan 26 2023, 01:41 PM
mb911   It seems that Porsche dealers are selling it at ...   Jan 26 2023, 03:22 PM
Justinp71   [quote name='914-300Hemi' post='3053673' da...   Jan 30 2023, 02:45 PM
Superhawk996   [quote name='mb911' post='3053688' date='Jan 26 2...   Jan 30 2023, 05:53 PM
RKramden   Wanted to give a shout out to Ultrasonic Cleaning ...   Jan 27 2023, 08:48 AM
Superhawk996   Personally, I really don't see the isssue ov...   Jan 27 2023, 09:13 AM
mb911   Personally, I really don't see the isssue o...   Jan 27 2023, 12:55 PM
Justinp71   Interesting timing. I just sent my oil cooler out ...   Jan 27 2023, 01:09 PM
brant   Interesting timing. I just sent my oil cooler out...   Jan 30 2023, 04:12 PM
Justinp71   So turns out my oil cooler leaks and I need a new ...   Feb 1 2023, 10:49 PM


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