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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 15th June 2006, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aftermarket oil cooler location poll

If you have fitted an oil cooler, to a non-oil cooler equipped car, Where have you mounted it?
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Old 15th June 2006, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm voted infront of driver

The one infront of the Radiator doesnt get good airflow I tried it then switched the position to infront of the driver (near the Bov) u can use 1 reason also for this position as you will have better airflow to the cooler and shorter oil lines.
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are you using aftermarket BOV's? do they foul the cooler at all?
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Old 15th June 2006, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mookistar are you using aftermarket BOV's? do they foul the cooler at all?
Greddy Type R bov and naaa they have nothing to do with the cooler
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Old 16th June 2006, 12:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a 16 row Mocal wedged between the intercooler and condenser but it used to run up to 110 on the track in the summer. Now switched to a 25 row and everything is about 20 degrees cooler. In the winter, almost get too much cooling. Thought about the drivers side/bumper position but if the oil filter is relocated the central cooler position is easier to get at.

Those ARC bumper-grille coolers are apparently good, but price is a bit tasty too.
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Old 17th June 2006, 01:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have an ARC front mount oil cooler (replace original grill) fitted, and keep oil temp around 90C during track day, but thinking to replace it with motul either 19 rows or more behind the DRIVER's side bumper.

My mates R34 GTR track car from aboard fitted 2 HKS thermostic oil coolers on both sides of the bumper, which means there is no issue to fit it either sides.

I do believe you wouldnt wish to locate the oil cooler to the PASSENGER's side as your first choice, bcos the hot oil lines would in some point pass through the radiator or intercooler, which has a very slight effect?! (just my 2p worth).

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I like the mounting position of the ARC cooler, the only real concern i would have about it is the size seems a little small when compared to the Mocal coolers.
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My cooler is mounted horizontal. hard to explain i will post a photo perhaps but its under the car and bout 5 inches back from the front bar
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Non of the above Mook!

Drivers side, in front of the rad, fixed vertically.
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Non of the above Mook!

Drivers side, in front of the rad, fixed vertically.
this is where mine is fitted on my 32 and it has made big difference.

granted we are running a massive oil cooler now on 32,
but when i had the standard one located in the bottom corner of the front bumber it didnt work to its max potential as you need the correct ducting to force the air through the cooler.
my 34 has cooler in bottom corner of front bumper and i could see the difference between my 32 and 34 as oil in my 34 was upto 10 degrees cooler but 34 has duct work forcing air through it.
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Drivers side bottom corner of the bumper on my r33 gtr !! Ive a trust front bumper on mine tho , the cooler itself is ducted from the vent on the bumper. Runs good and cold.
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hmm voted infront of driver

The one infront of the Radiator doesnt get good airflow I tried it then switched the position to infront of the driver (near the Bov) u can use 1 reason also for this position as you will have better airflow to the cooler and shorter oil lines.
Good point, but if you go for a good hard run then pull up to the light, the center mount has the advantage of getting airflow from the rad fans at a stoplight.
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ARC jobby slap bang in the middle of my grill!

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havn't voted because i have never done this, but nismo put it on the passenger side for the r34 oil cooler kit.
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Old 30th December 2007, 12:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Behind the intercooler but in front of the rad.

Not sure on what my new oil temps are going to be as I now have a RIPS extended/baffled sump. Plus I replaced the take off point which had the thermostat in it and replaced it with another without one so that I could install the Defi oil temp sender. Simply put, I have no way of shutting the oil flow off to the oil cooler.

I was talking to Rob @ Rips about this who commented on the fact that he doesn't use an oil cooler on his drift car with the sump modification and his temps don't get high. Looks like I might have trouble on warming the car up, if so I'll probably make some kind of cover for it for cold days.

Also, I'm not a fan on having the oil cooler exposed. I'd rather have that inevitable stone that gets thrown up by the car in front smack into my intercooler rather than the oil cooler. Cheaper to replace your FMIC than it is to renew the bearings.
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Behind passenger indicator position, plastic 'fins' removed from indicator mount thing and holes drilled through wheel arch liner too.

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Non of the above Mook!

Drivers side, in front of the rad, fixed vertically.

its where mine is fitted also.
dotn know if its the best place though. never had it anywhere else
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