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Old 15th July 2011, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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R33 GT R Oil filter relocation and Cooler Installation

Just thought I'd do a brief description and stick up a few pics of my oil cooler installation.

I purchased all the components separately.



Oil cooler is an Earls narrow width (150mm) x 34 rows. Its about the same as a standard 19 row except the fittings are on top rather than the side and the capacity is slightly more than the 19 row. £180.00

The take off and relocation plate were from JDM via ebay and came with the correct AN10 fittings. Only slight issue was the relocation plate had an M20x1.5 thread whereas the RB26 is 3/4 UNF so at the moment I have a Subaru filter fitted but may go for an Evo filter next time as its slightly bigger. £25.00

I bought the Mocal sandwich plate from Advanced Automotives. Its a Hi-flow thermostatic type and was supplied with all the correct fittings. £61.00

The Aeroquip type fittings were from Torques via ebay. I bought 2 x 90 deg, 2 x 45 deg, 4 x straights, 3 meters of braided hose and a couple of alloy spanners, all AN10. £220.00



To make room for the cooler we had to remove one of the horn trumpets, cut away a small section of plastic trim and modify the bracket that holds the aircon canister. We then made a couple of brackets to secure the cooler in place.



The relocation plate is held by a bracket that is bolted to where the boost solenoid used to be. We situated it such that the dip stick was still easily accessible.

Anyway, a couple more pics showing the pipe runs. All quite obvious really, bit of a tw4t tightening the fittings on the take off plate and we had to loosen the headlight to help thread the hose.







We did an oil change while we were at it and pre filled the cooler before connecting the hoses to the sandwich plate.

I took it for a blast and it appears to get up to temp the same as before, maybe slightly longer. Where it would normally be creeping up to 100degs it seems to be stable at 80degs. And for some reason the oil pressure is slightly higher now?

Big thanks to [email protected] engines we did this round his gaff, used all his tools and he made all the brackets and stuff as well as helping decide what, where and how. Thanks mate
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Old 16th July 2011, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good stuff

Thanks for the heads up!

Oil Cooler is my next move after some rust TLC
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Looking great mate.......

With the oil filter that way up won't it be very messy at oil change time ?

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Looking great mate.......

With the oil filter that way up won't it be very messy at oil change time ?

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Thanks.

To be fair, when you remove the filter in its original position oil spills everywhere. At least with this I can wrap loads of rags/tissue around to soak it all up before it spill over everything.
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This is a job on my list too.

Did you manage to fit everything with the plenum in place, or did you remove it?

I can't even see my oil filter, let alone see where to fit the sandwich plate with everything in place.
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This is a job on my list too.

Did you manage to fit everything with the plenum in place, or did you remove it?

I can't even see my oil filter, let alone see where to fit the sandwich plate with everything in place.
Yes we did it without removing the plenum. We did undo the thing to the left of the relocation plate (I think Andy said it was something to do with the injector controller?) to give a bit more elbow room. When we tightened the take off plate the fittings were at 9 and 3 o'clock. Obviously you need to make sure the connections between the take off plate and relocation plate are correct so oil goes through the filter the correct way. We found it best to connect the 3 o'clock connection first because you cant get a spanner on once the other connection is made. The relocation/ sandwich plate doesn't need to be bolted down until the end, so it can be moved around so you can get the spanners on easily and can be turned through 180degs to suit the pipes coming from the take off. One thing we did notice was that on these particular take off and relocation plates the ports were marked in and out, these were in actual fact marked the wrong way round. However, providing you connect in to in and out to out it will still be correct. You will no doubt know this, but just in case: oil enters the filter through the smaller holes around the outside and comes out from the centre. Hope this makes sense and helps.
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Yes it does, thanks.
I am going to put a link to this thread from my how to thread... hope you don't mind!
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What sort of oil temps are you seeing now? Might have to plastic bag it in the winter to get the temps up bud, 'tis a big old cooler that
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What sort of oil temps are you seeing now? Might have to plastic bag it in the winter to get the temps up bud, 'tis a big old cooler that
I was getting just over 100 on a spirited run up and down a 9 mile dual carriageway, It's now around 85. Essentially I've fitted it for a trackday at Donington next Thursday, so I'll see how it goes over the winter. I know the oil needs to get quite hot to burn off condensation, I could easily remove the thermostatic sandwich plate and blank the cooler hoses if need be or bag it like you suggest.
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Does anyone have the relocation kit in a different place, I have the GREX kit and that huge thing is such a pain being right there. Anyone played with moving down in the front bumper area?
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Nice, gonna take this as my manual
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Very nice writeup, will use for mine when I do it.
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This was very nice of you!

Thanks for posting this, printed it off for a buddy and he appreciates it!
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from years of own experiance you should go lower on the oil re locater.. No god to have it so high up mate.

Just my tips and tweeks..
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