Engine Oil Cooler
Well I just ordered a 2009 2x4 manual Patriot. I noticed that there has been some discussion regarding the need/requirement of an engine oil cooler to tow 2000 lbs. Well, that package is not available on the 2009 Patriot for some unknown reason unless you get the off-road group which is expensive(is available on the Compass). I would think that towing 2000 lbs. with the 2.4 would be OK if one uses a little common sense and care not to excessively strain the engine and overheat the oil and water. Has anyone towed more than 1000 lbs. and what was the result? Also, would 100% synthetic oil be a better choice when towing? Thanks!!
Last edited by 63LeMans; 02-04-2009 at 06:58 PM.
Reason: typo error and new information