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1997 4Runner oil cooler

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by runnergal, May 14, 2024.

  1. May 14, 2024 at 2:18 PM
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    Hello!
    The oil cooler has failed on my son’s 1997 2.7L 4 cyl. 4Runner and the shop can’t find this part, and says they’ve looked everywhere. The original part is 15710-75010 and has been discontinued. There is another part for that is 75011, but not sure if it will work. Was wondering if anyone has had to track down this part or use a similar one?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. May 15, 2024 at 7:00 AM
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    How did it fail? It's really just a block of metal.

    You'll have to check junkyards or ebay for it.

    Getting parts is getting harder for these classic cars.
     
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    Not sure, the shop says they can hear it leaking inside when pressurized? They say it’s not something simple as a seal.
     
  4. May 15, 2024 at 8:44 PM
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    Is the oil getting coolant mixed in? If not... Then it's not leaking. I would ignore it if the oil isn't contaminated.
     
  5. May 15, 2024 at 9:02 PM
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    The coolant wasn’t mixing with the oil, but they said that this is the reason why the oil got into the coolant system, happened on a 2 hr trip and oil was leaking out of the coolant reservoir- it’s a mess
     
  6. May 15, 2024 at 9:08 PM
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    True. Forgot oil pressure is higher than coolant pressure.

    They could probably just cap it off for now. Cut the hoses and stick something in it and tighten with hose clamps or something.

    Probably fine if you don't overwork the engine at least until you find a replacement from a yard.
     
  7. May 15, 2024 at 9:35 PM
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    It's available from Japan for $723 plus shipping. :eek:
     
  8. May 15, 2024 at 9:50 PM
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    Can you send the link?
     
  9. May 15, 2024 at 9:53 PM
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    I'll PM it to you so nobody beats you to it
     
  10. May 15, 2024 at 9:57 PM
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    Haha thanks!
     

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