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Old 03-23-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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2002 WRX - '04 EJ257
w/ ECU & Fuel -'04 5MT

Default Oil Cooler Alternate Location??

I am thinking about taking an oil cooler and installing it somewhere other than off of a sandwich plate at the oil filter. I was wondering if anyone thought this idea was a good one, or a poor idea, and for what reason/s?

I have an oil cooler that would be easy to install in the down stream oil drain from the turbo. (That rubber hose that comes straight down out of the turbo.) It would be easy to just take that 3 1/2 inch hose out and run a line from the turbo(above) around to the cooler, then run the line back up, and connect it to the spout that it originally drains to.

The only thing i can think of that might hinder this from working is if there is enough oil(volume/pressure) coming out of the turbo to fill the oil cooler and make it effective. Just my thought because of how small the oil line in is!
Or, that it would be running down to the cooler, and then back up against gravity to the spout to go back down into the crank case!

By the way... Im in the process of doing an 05 STI swap(ecu/motor/wires/fuel pump) into my 02 WRX... so Im doing a lot of little things while the motor is out and is easily accessable! Point being that the turbo is a VF39!

SOMEONE, please shed some light on this for me!
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