1986 XJ-6 series III
I’m interested in running without the oil cooler. it appears that the procedure involves removing the bypass valve in the (EAC 2425) filter head, located behind a large slotted head screw and then plugging the ports for the oil lines . I saw a reference to ¾” copper pipe caps, but I didn’t understand if the (CAC 5118) o-rings and the OEM bar clamp and fasteners were used, or something more like adhesive. The later model engines seem to have a u shape casting available just for deleting the oil cooler, is there something similar for the XJ engine? I’d rather not cut my lines up to fabricate a short bypass line but I guess that would be another way. Sourcing an earlier, non oil cooler, (EAC 3144) filter head would be best but I’ve been unable to find one advertised for sale anywhere. Anyone remove their oil cooler? How did you do it. Thanks, Dave C.