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View Poll Results: Where have you mounted your oil cooler?
Behind PASSENGER side of bumper (behind indicator on 33) 77 33.19%
In the centre by the IC and rad 94 40.52%
Behind Drivers side bumper (near the BOV's) 61 26.29%
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Old 2nd May 2010, 03:56 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I would love to, unfortunately the car is in Cyprus and i'm in Arizona until July, with no pictures of it on my laptop :/
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Old 4th May 2010, 02:22 PM   #42 (permalink)
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when you have the cooler mounted with the fittings at the top does this not trap some oil when doing oil change ?
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Old 4th May 2010, 10:55 PM   #43 (permalink)
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when you have the cooler mounted with the fittings at the top does this not trap some oil when doing oil change ?
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That is a good point, apparently the r35gtr has a similar issue and needs a bung on the factory oil cooler. I decided to leave my oil cooler off as I have the rips sump which means my oil capacity has almost doubled to 7ltr. If I do some track work I will be fine as we have 20min sessions.

Btw - what is a safe oil level temp? i.e. At what temp does engine oil lose its lubrication qualities?
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Old 5th May 2010, 07:06 PM   #44 (permalink)
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same question as marko, anyone got the answer??
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Old 6th May 2010, 12:13 AM   #45 (permalink)
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If my memory serves me right, I think 130degrees is the limit?
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Old 16th May 2010, 08:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I Just mounted mine today on an R33.. Between the AC and intercooler!

Quick question on oil coolers in that position it makes it very hard to pre-fill the cooler with oil. When filling the oil is it best to key the car over for a while with the ingition module unplugged so it doesn't fire to get oil through the cooler and top up the engine before starting. Likewise when doing a service should you drain the cooler and follow the same process. For me I will be running in on mineral oil to start and I gather it's not wise to mix it synthetic and mineral oil when I come to put my proper Silkolene Pro S in.

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Old 10th November 2010, 07:50 AM   #47 (permalink)
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None of the above. I run a heat exchanger on the radiator.
The oil gets heated up by the water and up to temp faster, but the radiator is big enough to keep both water and oil temps around the same, max ive seen on both temps so far on the track is 180 degF, or around 80 degC.
I also have the option to run a radiator blocking plate that i put in in the winter.
It helps get the temps up when driving on the road/track if its too cold outside, and only takes 10mins to put in or take out.
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Old 11th November 2010, 03:25 AM   #48 (permalink)
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is it a custom rad??
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Old 11th November 2010, 03:32 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Yea i got it from the states, its a C&R radiator made for a nascar.

It is the same as this pretty much, just new, not 2nd hand.

30" C&R VISTEON ALUM RADIATOR W/OIL COOLER NASCAR RACE: eBay Motors (item 140438209614 end time Dec-06-10 18:26:22 PST)
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i presume that its was not a direct fit?
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It required a little bit of modification to make it fit but it wasnt too bad. nothing a little 4" grinder couldnt fix. no mods on the intake side, but required on hot side just under the headlight. Also i just bolted it to the radiator support panel at the top.
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Old 13th November 2010, 10:36 AM   #52 (permalink)
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So, am l right in thinking, if l chose to fit a oil/water heat exchanger, l don't need a separate oil cooler?
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Yea that is correct. Helps keep everything in one place and not too many lines going to the front too. Also you could keep your a/c if you like.
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Old 11th April 2011, 09:12 PM   #54 (permalink)
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By far the best all round system we've used is the heat exchanger in the bottom tank of the radiator as per the R34 Stealth Bomber, oil temps come up quicker and I've never been able to get the oil temp more than 10 deg higher than water temp, they are compact, simple and have short lines, no worries with stones etc either.

The downside is you have to buy a 90mm thick radiator at the same time and although they seem expensive initially, once actually in the car, they work out well against buying a big rad and oil cooler and installing both properly.

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Hi Rob would you mind spec'ing up some quotes im sure some users on here would be dead keen to have something a bit more one off like this, and with temps never more the ten degrees then water temps sounds like its a more viable alternative to a external air oil cooler ?
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Old 11th April 2011, 09:15 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Ps all the guys aiming for low oil temps need to know this, oil past its max temp point is no good but oil below its normal running temp can also have its negatives, good oil temp meaning not too thin not too thick means more hp, yes thats right a good heated oil at optimum running temp means that it has a chance to release some few extra Horses in a engine too thick and its slows everything down.... Just a thought
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Old 22nd April 2011, 03:30 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Here is an option that PWR do.
This is a 57mm thick radiator - side flow, twin pass.
In the passenger side end tank is an oil cooler with -10 fittings.
On the drivers side is a Power Steering cooler built in with -6 fittings.

Optioned with a SPAL 16" fan.

Its not quite as tall as the stock radiator, so you need to modify the bottom mounts to lift it all up by about 30mm. Its also mighty close to my ATI balancer, but you'd have more room with a stock balancer.


....hmm.. just tried to post a photo for you all, but the board come back saying I need to have 15 posts.. doesn't seem very helpful. Odd because I have uploaded a photo before some months back. Is there another way to ge the photo up?
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35 row on -12 lines in front of rad, fed via a thermostatically controlled sandwich plate with stock Modine oil to water cooler removed.

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Do you mind taking a pic of the oil filter adapter and where it mounts to the block, and where the lines feed and return back off the where the stock modine oil cooler assembly was ? would be great for some ideas etc etc, ps is this kit available on a site and what price ?
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Not sure if I have any detailed pics of the adaptor with the sandwich plate on it. It's an off the shelf UK one, with a `stat, mounted on a self made male / male block adaptor sleeve. Everything except the adaptor is off the shelf stuff, found in the workshop.

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Old 20th June 2011, 08:56 PM   #60 (permalink)
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other than being a pain in the arse to pre-fill, positioning the fittings at the bottom is okay?

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