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Erik95LS
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Well i figured this would be a decent tech topic since a lot of you track your cars. Post your experiences and solutions as well. With all stock ITR cooling on my car I saw oil temps in excess of 330degF (taken at oil filter, not pan) during high temp track events and decided it was definitely time for some better cooling. I thought about getting the GReddy kit, but decided to piece my own together so I could get a better unit and safe a good bit of money. The GReddy kit is good though and ready made if that's what you want to do. There were a number of threads about this on the old site, so I thought this one could use it as well if any of you are curious. Anyone else feel free to add your experiences or setups as well. This setup dropped my oil temps by as much as 60deg on track. This summer at expo 8 in all that horrid heat I never saw higher than 265-270.

This is just what I used. You may want to make some adjustments to the list for your purposes or even use some somewhat cheaper parts. I liked the size of the 19 row cooler and -10 piping, but you can use bigger coolers if you want, but I wouldn't go any smaller than this really. You can easily add the remote oil filter into this as well. You just need the oil filter relocation plate, separate thermostat, and a couple more hose ends. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions as well. Have fun! I just checked all these prices and they are current from racerpartswholesale.com You can get your stuff wherever you want, but I included item numbers for their site.

12ft. Aeroquip stainless braided -10AN hose FBA1000 $6.49 per ft. x 12 ft. = $55.44. Link
2x. Aeroquip 90degree reusable -10AN hose ends FCM4034 $21.49ea. Link
2x. Aeroquip 45degree reusable -10AN hose ends FCM4024 $20.99ea. Link
2x. Aeroquip -10AN to 1/2"npt straight adapter. FCM2009 $3.85ea. Link
1x. Mocal 19 Row Oil cooler: MOC - 19210. -10AN $175.00 Link
1x. Mocal oil sandwich 20mm (might want to double check size) adapter/thermostat. $86.95 Link

I actually used straight fittings instead of the 45deg ones, but if I were to do it again, I'd go with the 45s or even 90s.

pictures. Sorry some of them are so blurry.

especially this one. Sandwich plate, NPT to -10AN adapter fittings, and straight -10 hose fittings ( you would use the 45deg fittings in place of these)

how I routed my hoses, you can do whatever you want. Many come up the other side of the engine.

My friend Dan helping mount the cooler, we made some brackets to secure it.

all done.

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Modified by Erik95LS at 1:53 PM 2/10/2011

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Nice, I need to do that still. The stock oil cooler isn't all that great :) First I need to get the ghetto cheap oil filter sandwich to stop leaking.
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Team Lazy would like to do this...but...yeah...
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I am definitely doing this before expo, along with a baffled oil pan
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I just need a thermostat and I'm ready to install mine...on the hatch, not the ITR. I love the 2nd picture, so clean!
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[quote="Dave-ROR":usj0i8mm]Nice, I need to do that still. The stock oil cooler isn't all that great :) First I need to get the ghetto cheap oil filter sandwich to stop leaking.[/quote:usj0i8mm] Ditto. One day...to many side projects that are higher priority which is sad.
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I currently have a B&M import oil cooler, oil thermostat, & filter relocation... I just got my oil temp sensor working this past week, but, alas, the race car didn't make it to expo after all, so i have no track data. spoolin around town, i max out at 220F on a 90 degree day. I am debating whether or not to go bigger...
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[quote="Erik95LS":2qc9rx8k]With all stock ITR cooling on my car I saw oil temps in excess of [b:2qc9rx8k]330degF[/b:2qc9rx8k] (taken at oil filter, not pan) during high temp track events and decided it was definitely time for some better cooling. [/quote:2qc9rx8k] Heater valve open or closed?
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[quote="D":3d7gxygj][quote="Erik95LS":3d7gxygj]With all stock ITR cooling on my car I saw oil temps in excess of [b:3d7gxygj]330degF[/b:3d7gxygj] (taken at oil filter, not pan) during high temp track events and decided it was definitely time for some better cooling. [/quote:3d7gxygj] Heater valve open or closed?[/quote:3d7gxygj] once I saw it get to that temp I had heater fully open and it didn't really drop any for the rest of the weekend.
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Erik, would there be any reason you wouldn't get this kit?

The one question I have regarding your system. What were the (2) 10AN to 1/2" NPT straight adapters for? Thermostat?


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yes. They convert the NPT ports on the thermostat to -10 style fitting.

I have had ZERO issues with it in almost 6 years of use. Oil stays healthier longer and you have some added capacity. It's all good. Only downside is the addition potential leak points, but I've had none and will probably replace the lines sometime in the next year or so.


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Are their pros/cons from using the Temp sensor at the oil pan verse the oil filter adapter plate?

^^^^Sorry edited to say pan.

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Are their pros/cons from using the Temp sensor at the oil verse the oil filter adapter plate?

You will get a more accurate reading from the block versus the filter adapator.


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You will get a more accurate reading from the block versus the filter adapator.

I think you mean pan. I'd much rather have my sensor in the pan and will probably change that eventually.


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Erik, did you just make brackets to mount it or did you use Mocal's mounts?
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I made brackets, but you could do about anything or use their mounts. Even those radiator fan zip tie fasteners could probably support it well enough. Mine is mounted to the bumper support though.
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Looks like a great project and still cheaper than a new Greddy kit.

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Do you take off the factory oil cooler or due u put the sandwich plate right on the factory oil cooler?

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factory cooler is still in place.
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8-18-2005
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Couple questions when relocating the oil filter.

Is pressure loss a concern? I originally picked up a remote filter mount with a 3/4"-16 thread. Noted this usually uses large filters (PH8A, M1-301, FL-1A).

Am I better getting a remote filter mount for the 20x1.5mm and using a OEM sized filter.

Also, do you use teflon tape on all the AN and NPT threads?

Ali

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