Its only about 70.00 dollar part for a 97 2.0l -if the car runs good and there is no crap or white shit in your oil, I would be tempted to just replace the cooler if the money is not a big issue.
If you let the engine cool and the oil get back to the pan and remove the oil cooler and cap the radiator hoses, you can inspect it and test to see if you can spot the problem if you have the time.
Its a 5-10 dollar part from a junkyard. Since it is a passive exchanger, the likelyhood of finding a good one at a yard is high. If you do this order a new seal (2-3 dollars)
I never gave a damn about the meterman,...
-til I was the one who had to read the meter....
Last edited by Ninja Please; 06-24-2010 at 11:51 AM.