What is the difference between oil coolers and alminum radiators? I.e. can an oil cooler be used as a radiator? If so any reason not to?
what I know:
-oil coolers can handle higher pressure 70psi (oil) vs 20psi.(coolant)
-oil coolers are made for a lower flow rate: 5gal/min vs 40gal/min (internal water pump on an CBR F4i)
-oil coolers have a black epoxy on the outside. Not sure why this is though.
-weight is comparable. Setrab 4lbs 7oz for a 13" x 7" oil cooler and 4.5lbs for a 13" x 9" x 2" aluminum C&R radiator.
any insight would be appriciated. Thanks,