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Old 12-06-2003, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Can someone teach me about oil coolers for my car

I have always wondered about an oil cooler for my car. Should I get one. What are the rules on how large to go. Is bigger the better. What size feed and return lines should I use. What would be the best way to get the oil; with an adapter on the oil filter or from a separate place on the engine. Can I uses a very small radiator core and weld endtanks and adapter fittings? Someone please enlighten me on the subject.

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Old 12-06-2003, 01:41 AM   #2
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from my experience... .. or cooler is not necessarily better. The oil does need to be up to temp to work correctly. In your application I would definately consider a oil cooler. I dont know if there are any guidelines for size in a turbo application..

Yes you could use a small radiator or heater core, I dont see any disadvantages from adding one.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:44 AM   #3
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I have plenty of room so that is not a problem.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:46 AM   #4
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I know this. You should do it
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:49 AM   #5
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sweet. i cant wait. i have decided to focus more on road racing instead of drag. I want to hook turns.
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:52 AM   #6
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then you better buy that JDM power steering cooler East Coast Scooby has for sale
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:02 AM   #7
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The oil does need to be up to temp to work correctly
Hi guys, I've got a greddy oil cooler kit the thermostat wont open until it hits a certain temperature so it will be no cooler than it should be
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:04 AM   #8
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what is it open at? i never thought of that
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:10 AM   #9
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what is it open at? i never thought of that
i'm sorry brother i cant remember the exact number, but it definitely stays closed at normal operating temperatures. I dont know if all kits comes with thermostats but if you do get one, in that case the bigger the better, quicker cooling
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:13 AM   #10
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where did you get the kit, is there any sites you can show me?
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:34 AM   #11
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sure

this is what i have
http://www.trust-power.com/03grex/oi...mov_hanyo.html


i bought it from australia (over $1000 US dollars) but i'm sure its alot cheaper in the US. If thats too much, I'm sure you can get locally made kits for a third of the price

greddy have specific kits for the wrx or you can pick out different parts (different core size, oil filter re-location adaptor, etc) and put it together.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:48 AM   #12
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also, www.subydude.com sells a nice oil cooler kit - nice and complete, although you may have to adapt it a tiny bit to your monster.
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Old 12-06-2003, 03:08 AM   #13
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of you could get the JDM oil cooler...East Coast Scooby sold one a a few months ago....

basically just goes on above the oil filter...

search the private classifides, you may find a pic.
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