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Old 01-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Mishimoto Universal oil Cooler

Has anyone purchased one of these?

Where did you mount it?

How has it been/any problems?

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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i got a universal one from ebay and it works fine. I had solid install it in front of the radiator and it works great. My temps stay in 200F deg range in summer and 220-230F on the miller track even in the summer. its a great investment just get someone knowledgeable to do the install as it can be PITA.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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The price isnt bad on that. I am doing one on my front bumper I think.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:05 PM   #4
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Even though the fitment says universal and the website shows it is for an Evo.... It still fit your STi (with reasonable ease)?
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:27 PM   #5
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Waits for Les to find this thread.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:10 PM   #6
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Waits for Les to find this thread.
I talked to Les already about it. He said the problem is just the fittings are leaky. he bought new fittings for $20 and hasn't had a problem since.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:43 PM   #7
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i got a universal one from ebay and it works fine. I had solid install it in front of the radiator and it works great. My temps stay in 200F deg range in summer and 220-230F on the miller track even in the summer. its a great investment just get someone knowledgeable to do the install as it can be PITA.
Which one did you get?
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #8
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Or you can build your own for under 200.00
Just buy individual parts(adapter, core, fittings, lines), this lets you choose your own core size, line size and so forth.

I did this on my Civic, and its better then the Mishimoto units for about the same amount of money.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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Or you can build your own for under 200.00
Just buy individual parts(adapter, core, fittings, lines), this lets you choose your own core size, line size and so forth.

I did this on my Civic, and its better then the Mishimoto units for about the same amount of money.
That is actually what I am looking at doing now.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:09 PM   #10
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:11 PM   #11
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:51 AM   #12
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For the hassle of piecing it together and saving thirty bucks isn't worth the trouble.Unless you are a total cheap ass.Just buy it go to hose and rubber supply with the hoses get new ends they will cut off the old ones and put new ones on for you.Looks like they changed the ends from previous ones.Maybe the newer ones are ok.


Go JDM and mount it to your front bumper on the outside.Mine is mounted behind fog cover on the driver side.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:41 AM   #13
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:46 AM   #14
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:27 PM   #15
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Or you can build your own for under 200.00
Just buy individual parts(adapter, core, fittings, lines), this lets you choose your own core size, line size and so forth.

I did this on my Civic, and its better then the Mishimoto units for about the same amount of money.
This.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:05 PM   #16
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For the hassle of piecing it together and saving thirty bucks isn't worth the trouble.Unless you are a total cheap ass.Just buy it go to hose and rubber supply with the hoses get new ends they will cut off the old ones and put new ones on for you.Looks like they changed the ends from previous ones.Maybe the newer ones are ok.


Go JDM and mount it to your front bumper on the outside.Mine is mounted behind fog cover on the driver side.
Any noticable oil pressure drop running this?
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:37 PM   #17
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I don't have a pressure gauge(stupid) but I have gone through four tough dyno sessions and everything is ok.I would think if I had low pressure I would of spun a bearing or something by now.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #18
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I don't have a pressure gauge(stupid) but I have gone through four tough dyno sessions and everything is ok.I would think if I had low pressure I would of spun a bearing or something by now.
True... but maybe the oil cooler makes up for a possible pressure drop. If the Oil dummy light doesn't linger, (after first startup), longer than it did before the install you should be okay.

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:07 PM   #19
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For the hassle of piecing it together and saving thirty bucks isn't worth the trouble.Unless you are a total cheap ass.Just buy it go to hose and rubber supply with the hoses get new ends they will cut off the old ones and put new ones on for you.Looks like they changed the ends from previous ones.Maybe the newer ones are ok.


Go JDM and mount it to your front bumper on the outside.Mine is mounted behind fog cover on the driver side.

The Mishimoto cooler looks tiny and I can't tell if that take-off plate has a thermostat. I will be piecing mine together but not to save money (as it will likely cost more), but to get good, quality parts.

The setup I did on my other 'toy' was right around $600.



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Old 01-24-2010, 01:45 PM   #20
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The mishimoto def does not have a thermostat.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:45 PM   #21
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The mishimoto def does not have a thermostat.
Which is fine, I already have an oil pressure and oil Temp gauge.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:57 PM   #22
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Youll want a sandwich adapter that has a thermostat. It acts like a thermostat for coolant. it allows the oil to flow when up to temp.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:08 AM   #23
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Nothing wrong with the Mishimoto unit. I like the fact that everything needed comes with it such as the braided lines, fittings, and oil sandwich. It fits nicely, too!
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:35 AM   #24
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Youll want a sandwich adapter that has a thermostat. It acts like a thermostat for coolant. it allows the oil to flow when up to temp.
Would this work then Brody?

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