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Old 01-27-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default Top-Mount Oil Cooler?

anyone ever tried? i mean in the stock location for the intercooler...

when you do a FMIC mod, is there enough space left under the hoodscoop for an oil cooler? not sure how much room that IC piping takes.
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Old 01-27-2005, 01:15 AM   #2
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here are a few fmic setups from member's on nasioc.

so yea... probably not a great idea. stick with this:

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:17 AM   #3
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nice pics... good camera to but i have no answer to your ???
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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There was a thread asking this same question a while ago...

ah ha here it is

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Old 01-27-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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It's a good idea but I don't know if it would make the oil pump work harder being up THAT high. Generally you would want the oil cooler to be at least the same level or slightly higher than the oil pan.
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:59 PM   #6
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I was considering that as well. I got the cheaper oil cooler.. flexlite I think, and was going to attach it to my strut tower brace. I have the freedom designs STB that used to go right over top of the TMIC so it has big oval perfs in the top to let air through and plenty of clearance for the TXS FMIC.

Edit out a brainfart here...

My only problem is the plumbing and having to run it so close to the exhaust manifolds.

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Old 01-27-2005, 03:28 PM   #7
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if someone does it lemme know
i was thinking about doing this as well
my piping gives me just enough room to do it
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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Default well...

behind the grille is a nice spot...

i am going to be working on one to go in the lower opening, incase u dont have a front mount....

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