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Spanish term or phrase:radiador de aceite
English translation:oil radiator
Entered by: Ruth Romero
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04:46 Jul 18, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: radiador de aceite
A type of heating unit. I can guess the translation but I need verification.
Ruth Romero
Local time: 22:13
oil radiator, oil-filled radiator
Explanation:
Both terms are commonly used in English. Here are examples of both:

Oil Radiator: http://www.trade-post.com/oil-radiator/

Oil-Filled Radiator: http://www.dmart2000.com/lak70oilfilr.html

“Oil-Filled Electric Radiator with automatic thermostat to maintain a constant temperature. Automatically cycles on and off. Sealed oil is heated internally--no fumes, flames or refilling! Enclosed heating element is sealed to provide additional safety. 600/900/1500W heat settings. Easy-roll casters. Baked enamel steel. UL listed.”


Even if one is certain that the device in question serves only as a heating unit, I would not call it an oil heater, because the source material uses the term “radiator,” but the term “oil heater is used as well. Here is an example:

http://www.epinions.com/compare.html/submitted_form_~side_by...

“PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
Pelonis Oil Heater HO 157
Adobe Air HeatStream Oscillating Ceramic Heater C2000
Honeywell Oil-Filled Radiator HZ680
Toyotomi Kero-Sun Radiant 40”


The term is slightly confusing, because it used to refer to a different kind of heating unit. Here is a description of the old type:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Brad_Haugaard/heate...

“I remember seeing a soldier open the front of an oil heater at the Unit Police office where I worked for a while and jump back or be blown back by a sheet of orange flame that leaped out at him.

They were about waist-high, barrel-shaped devices with a sheet-metal shield around them. The shield prevented the unwary from searing themselves against the hot burner, but the many holes in the shield let the heat get by. The only real opening in the shield, as I recall, was the little door in the front with a tiny hole in its face so you could see if the fire had gone out, which it often had. They sat in a square metal pan that caught the oil drippings, and consequently, had a certain air about them.”


Oil coolers are different creatures. They are radiators, too, but not for heating. They are for cooling the motor oil in vehicular engines (aircraft, sports cares, etc.). Here are a couple of examples:

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/stories/ocool.html

“Oil coolers are frequently installed as original equipment on such high-dollar sports cars as the Winston Cup Monte Carlo, the AAR Eagle, and the Porsche GTR-1. Why? Because on the fast- paced and congested roads travelled by these cars, it is critical for oil to remain at a lower and more stable temperature.”

http://www.type2.com/rvanness/oilcool.htm

“An Auxiliary Oil Cooler Option: The 1600 in my '71 Westfalia sometimes reaches a peak oil temperature range of 230-250° F on a long, sweltering summer highway run (measured with a VDO dipstick sender and gauge). To maintain my sanity on those particular days, after a thorough assessment of my engine's proper state of tune and its cooling hardware, I decided it was time to add an additional oil cooler.”


As you can see, oil coolers are not heating units.

Fuad
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Summary of answers provided
naoil radiatorAlbert Golub
naOIL RADIATOR
Terry Burgess
na -1oil radiator, oil-filled radiatorFuad Yahya
na -1Oil coolerTelesforo Fernandez


  

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16 mins
oil radiator


Explanation:
good luck

Albert Golub
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 146
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1 hr
OIL RADIATOR


Explanation:
Hola Romillan!
El término correcto (tal como te has de haber imaginado) es "Oil Radiator". También pediste verificación.

Véase:
http://wwwa049.infonegocio.com/748/elnur/Ingles/marcos ingle...

Espero esto te sirva:-)
Saludos..
terry


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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 15:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
Oil cooler


Explanation:
It must be put as oil cooler in English technical parlance.
All the best.

Engineering experience

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 02:43
PRO pts in pair: 262

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disagree  Heathcliff: Not so (they're not exactly the same thing).
14 hrs
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7 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
oil radiator, oil-filled radiator


Explanation:
Both terms are commonly used in English. Here are examples of both:

Oil Radiator: http://www.trade-post.com/oil-radiator/

Oil-Filled Radiator: http://www.dmart2000.com/lak70oilfilr.html

“Oil-Filled Electric Radiator with automatic thermostat to maintain a constant temperature. Automatically cycles on and off. Sealed oil is heated internally--no fumes, flames or refilling! Enclosed heating element is sealed to provide additional safety. 600/900/1500W heat settings. Easy-roll casters. Baked enamel steel. UL listed.”


Even if one is certain that the device in question serves only as a heating unit, I would not call it an oil heater, because the source material uses the term “radiator,” but the term “oil heater is used as well. Here is an example:

http://www.epinions.com/compare.html/submitted_form_~side_by...

“PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
Pelonis Oil Heater HO 157
Adobe Air HeatStream Oscillating Ceramic Heater C2000
Honeywell Oil-Filled Radiator HZ680
Toyotomi Kero-Sun Radiant 40”


The term is slightly confusing, because it used to refer to a different kind of heating unit. Here is a description of the old type:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Brad_Haugaard/heate...

“I remember seeing a soldier open the front of an oil heater at the Unit Police office where I worked for a while and jump back or be blown back by a sheet of orange flame that leaped out at him.

They were about waist-high, barrel-shaped devices with a sheet-metal shield around them. The shield prevented the unwary from searing themselves against the hot burner, but the many holes in the shield let the heat get by. The only real opening in the shield, as I recall, was the little door in the front with a tiny hole in its face so you could see if the fire had gone out, which it often had. They sat in a square metal pan that caught the oil drippings, and consequently, had a certain air about them.”


Oil coolers are different creatures. They are radiators, too, but not for heating. They are for cooling the motor oil in vehicular engines (aircraft, sports cares, etc.). Here are a couple of examples:

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/stories/ocool.html

“Oil coolers are frequently installed as original equipment on such high-dollar sports cars as the Winston Cup Monte Carlo, the AAR Eagle, and the Porsche GTR-1. Why? Because on the fast- paced and congested roads travelled by these cars, it is critical for oil to remain at a lower and more stable temperature.”

http://www.type2.com/rvanness/oilcool.htm

“An Auxiliary Oil Cooler Option: The 1600 in my '71 Westfalia sometimes reaches a peak oil temperature range of 230-250° F on a long, sweltering summer highway run (measured with a VDO dipstick sender and gauge). To maintain my sanity on those particular days, after a thorough assessment of my engine's proper state of tune and its cooling hardware, I decided it was time to add an additional oil cooler.”


As you can see, oil coolers are not heating units.

Fuad



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Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 193
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Terry Burgess: I don't think it "professional" to submit a virtually identical answer 6 HOURS after the others.
26 mins
  -> "Virtually identical" is a virtual misreading. Six hours or six days later, the answer contains significant additions.
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