Original Steel Hydraulic Cooler|
oil cooler sent to Hi-Tech Radiators for repairs.
As it was too badly corroded,
the experienced staff at Hi-Tech Radiators quoted to manufacture a complete new
oil cooler from a universal aluminium plate and bar cooler which is normally completed
within 1-2 days.
|2. Universal Aluminium
Plate and Bar Oil Cooler|
seen above, aluminium plate and bar universal oil cooler. Hi-Tech stock over 200
different part numbers which will cover most oil cooler systems for all makes,
models and machines.
Modifying New Aluminium Oil Cooler|
seen in above picture the aluminium oil cooler is being cut to size to suit a
slightly smaller cooler and prepping holes for all the hose connections and mounting
Machining of mount fittings with internal thread
Completed aluminium sockets for mounting points
Aluminium fittings cut to size ready for welding
is a series of pictures of all fittings and brackets being manufactured in house
at Hi-Tech Radiators, ready for install onto the new cooler
Complete Oil Cooler Ready for Tig Welding
Picture shows all fittings, end caps and mounting brackets cut to size and folded
ready to alloy weld to new oil cooler core with tanks.
Welding Components to Oil Cooler
state of the art welding equipment HTR staff can weld pretty much any aluminium
parts. So, 20mm billeted tanks and machined fittings onto a new cooler is just
a walk in the park.
|7. Completed Oil
Cooler Plugged Up Waiting for Testing|
HTR staff have completed welding all fittings and hose connections to the cooler,
it is then checked through strict quality inspection with making sure all measurements
and thread types are correct. Once completed, it is then pressure tested to 180psi
submerged in water, checking for leaks.
picture shows the original oil cooler in steel on the right with the newly fabricated
aluminium cooler on the left.
Steel Cooler VS Aluminium
· Corrodes easily
· Expands and
cracks tube joins into main tanks
· Poorly designed with skinny tubes
with overhang in round pipe allowing for expansion points
Far more efficient with anywhere up to 50% greater cooler
· No weak
· Aluminium expands and contracts a lot easier than
steel as there is flex in steel material compared to alloy.