5.7 deleted oil cooler lines, new radiator recommendations

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    polarisn1 GMFS Member

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    I tried the search function, and I couldn't find any existing threads on doing this.

    I have a 97 5.7 Silverado.

    I deleted the oil cooler lines because they were puking oil. I saved them to fix them myself at a later date if I find the motor actually needs them. So far, I have had zero issues without oil cooler lines.

    Here's my dilemma:

    My radiator now has a crack next to the top engine oil cooler line fitting in the plastic. I googled it, and it seems pretty common.

    As I am looking up radiators, I find that the one with just the tranny cooler on the passenger side is a lot cheaper than the one with the engine oil cooler line on the drivers side.

    I am inclined to buy the one WITHOUT the engine oil cooler in the drivers side of the radiator cap.

    Has anyone deleted the engine oil cooler lines and regretted it?

    I don't want to buy the radiator with the engine cooler line in it if I never actually reinstall the engine cooler lines, as this is just another area for the radiator to be stressed and crack again.

    I would appreciate any helpful input here.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    polarisn1 GMFS Member

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    Anyone?

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    As an update, I found a bigger capacity radiator from Advance that I bought on sale, and it came with tranny and engine oil cooler lines.

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    My oil cooler lines have been gone for years never looked back

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