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I want to run an oil cooler on my 85EC. I understand that the 96 impala SS (and 9C1 police model) had an oil cooler built into the driver side of the radiator. However, the Impala SS radiator is 30.5" wide versus 26.25" for the 85EC. Does anyone know ehether the Impala SS radiator will fit into my 85EC. The depth and height of both radiators are apparently almost the same within 1.2 inch.

How wide a radiator will successfully fit into an 85 EC?

Has anyone else added an oil cooler?

Based on dimensions listed on suppliers websites the dimensions are as follows:

1.) 85EC: 26.25"x16.75"x1.5"

2.) 96Impala SS: 30.5"x17.0"x1.5"

Alternatively, some models of Impala SS came with divorced oil cooler which I am also looking into.
 

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the civilian caprice/impala had the oil cooler in the radiator but ALL police cars had external oil coolers in front of the radiator.i have a malibu police car and two caprice police cars they are all external.yu can use the factory oil cooler adapter for the police cars//pickup trucks and just have your lines made.if you are running headers use the cooler adapter from the 94/96 police cars,they move the filter closer to the pan and use the small late model oil filter
 
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