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1 Oil cooler and location on 6th August 2015, 10:41 am

houghy_1


Can anybody tell me who's fitted one there opinions on the location and if they went 13 row, 235mm long or to a bigger core??
I always thought over engine mounting was pointless but if I'm running on track maybe the air through the vent will help it??
If not I'll front mount it somewhere.
I'm planning on doing track days by the way,engine wil be running 300-330bhp.
Thanks, Matt

2 Re: Oil cooler and location on 6th August 2015, 11:15 am

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This is where Nigel (Ducie54) put his. I was going to mount my oil cooler behind the front grill at one point when I was going to run bonnet pins but it didn't really work out.



3 Re: Oil cooler and location on 6th August 2015, 12:17 pm

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That will work if you dont have a front mount that goes through the inner wings or alter the pipe work so it can be located on the drivers side ...


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4 Re: Oil cooler and location on 6th August 2015, 8:16 pm

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I forget most people have an ic pipe there Laughing

5 Re: Oil cooler and location on 6th August 2015, 8:34 pm

GTIR James


Mines a 13 row mounted directly behind the front grill but I've removed the entire bonnet catch assembly & run aero catches

6 Re: Oil cooler and location on 6th August 2015, 10:49 pm

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This is how I did mine the first time. Needed a fan as air flow wasn't the best. Mounting it where the std front mount goes will always have the best airflow and efficiently but to close to the turbo manifold for my liking.


7 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 7:47 am

pulsar23


Why don't you put it on top of the engine where inter cooler was? Doesn't need to be big

8 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 11:59 am

houghy_1


That's what I'm thinking it'd save so much hassle. 
I'm looking at just getting a "kit". 
I've found one at mattlewisracing for over the engine mounting with a thermostatic sandwich plate and 13 row x 235mm long cooler for £150 delivered.
I'm probably just gonna get that. And have it sat top end of the engine over the fuel rail so it gets air rammed at it through the bonnet vent,ill look into knocking up some sort of heatshield also.
Thanks.

9 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 8:19 pm

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I think you will get away with it mounted over engine.
It may not be best spot possible but will still do the job & good fitting effort should help, some thermal barrier maybe an idea & will help keep some heat soak off, also perhaps mounting brackets off firewall or strutbrace or both would be better than on the engine as would reduce vibration & give cooler assembly less stress.
Just use a quality 13 or 16 core, thermostatic take off plate (same fitting as VW golf etc) & then use bit of spare/scrap hose to dummy run a nice pipe route & work out lengths & best type fittings. don't want leaks as spraying or leaking oil over hot engine could cause a fire or sudden mass failure & oil loss will kill engine in a blink. Plus points for top is potential minimal & easy piping plus out of harms way on light front end hit.

10 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 8:31 pm

houghy_1


Ordered it and I'll see what I can knock up when I test fit next week.
Hoping to get up to Croft in a couple of weeks :-D

11 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 9:06 pm

gtir_woody

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Heaps of people run them on top of the engine and they seem fine.

12 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 9:39 pm

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Mine is fine going off my stack oil temp gauge. I run 16 row mounted ontop of engine at a angle. Seen a couple of people mount them on the actual  bonnet where vent is

13 Re: Oil cooler and location on 7th August 2015, 9:53 pm

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Yeah i remember seeing a pic of that somewhere ....


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14 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 8:11 am

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I've got mine mounted on top of engine with a thermostat fitted, I actually block most of the vent of as it runs slightly to cold for normal road driving.

Only issue I have fitting it on the front is if you have a slight bump you could lose an engine very quickly

15 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 9:47 am

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i had one on top of engine for years with no issues never overheated ran slightly colder than did
i did fancy doing one in the vent slot but decided against it lot of vibration and your moving pipes every time you open the bonnet
i had side mounted ones in a subaru and in a mazda 323 turbo and had nothing but trouble with them really

16 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 10:40 am

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17 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 10:41 am

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Above pic provided from pulsar23


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18 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 3:27 pm

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Mine is mounted like this

19 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 3:28 pm

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What invisible Johnny

20 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 3:29 pm

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Lol pic ain't my thing give me 5 hours impatient bugger lol

21 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 3:46 pm

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Not my car but the top mount on my black car was similar

22 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 3:51 pm

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Do you put images on from your phone mate

23 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 3:54 pm

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Yes
Just click on image on photo bucket click on ! On bottom click on bottom image tag should then be copied

24 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 4:40 pm

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25 Re: Oil cooler and location on 8th August 2015, 4:41 pm

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Angled bracket and some anti vibe rubbers on a 16 row

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