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    I don't have anything lined up, but I know I want one, as does steven, trout and probably a few more.

    Any constructive comments (about the oil cooler GB!) welcomed

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    Me.

    what are we looking at air coolers or laminova?

    also mounting locations, drain back valves?

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    air/oil will take some extra load of the water radiator, also my water temps were too high IMHO to make best use of a water/oil cooler.

    Best would be a kit with take off plate, fittings, oil stat/anti drain valve, remote filter plate, high capacity filter and the cooler itself.

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    what are the mocal ones like?

    It would have to fit between the ic and rad on mine, although it was interesting to see the CRD one where the OEM TM would be.

    Count me in on whatever the consensus is, but i want mine ASAP please.

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    I think above the intercooler behind the grill would be better. Or in the pass side inner wing fed by a cold air feed

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    go direct to think automotive if you want decent prices. Avoid saving a few quid on cheapo fittings, make sure you use proper aeroquip hoses and fittings on all joints.

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    I think above the intercooler behind the grill would be better. Or in the pass side inner wing fed by a cold air feed
    Yup, even better

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    Don't want to piss on your bonfire but it would be worth checking your oil temps before you go down this route. On the road I rarely see more than mid 90s and oil temp was not an issue last year even on a hot day round Croft at ten tenths.
    Obviously some engines will run hotter but it would be worth checking for those without temp guages at present.

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    Harvey,

    My concern is also water related, with the queueing etc I was seeing 120C at the end of the 1/4 mile. Not helped by having a non operational fan on the day, and various other cooling issues (the pipe split etc). I didn't have time to put in the SPA gauge, but I know the oil was hot due to the oil coming out the breathers, which have been fine since.

    So my personal preference is to get myself a little headroom overall with the addition of the oil cooler.

    Paul

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    out mapping we were seeing 90+ water temps and up to 94deg oil temp (rising with boost)

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    on the road driving in to work this morning, i was seeing 90 on 85mph cruise, and 95 peak in town.

    Based on Harveys advice last year, i took the opportunity to move the oil temp sensor from the sump to above no3 with the new engine.

    On cruise at 85mph with old engine and sensor in sump, i would see 80c. At then end of the quarter i would see 95c+

    Paul, re water issues, i am thinking of dropping the temp kickin point dwon from 95 to 90. Also considering having an extra fan put on.

    Harvey, can you confirm you were running 2 fans last year?

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    mine is at 92 on iirc as I asked pat to lower it..

    Steven get a spare thermostat and try a small hole in it first..

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    also a point to bear in mind harvey as these engines are all ej25, 257's or relinered ej20's

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    Second the 92C as mine is spot on at that..
    I know different car but 95C is too high imho.

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    fwiw, after my 4th run (the 12.8) I was seeing oil temp of 98.9C!!
    (210F on my analogue phantom guage)
    I took one long break to cool down, and also turned off the engine whilst queing (occasionally)

    probe is in the sump, thats on 2L btw..
    would I benefit from an oil cooler seeing as the above is mainly aimed @ the 2.5 relined 2L's should I be worried on my standard Ej20??

    oil is:
    Valvoline VR1SAE 5w 50

    Btw- good to meet some of you on monday..finally put faces to 'names'..
    thanks guys..

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    i take it, it is bad if i see roughly 100C on me defi gauge then? hopin your all gonna turn round and say defi's are sh1t and can't tell you if even the car is started or not:S
    Why can\'t this be read????

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    100C is fine for the oil

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    I'd be interested in an oil cooler for my engine, so count me in on the group buy

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    Brad, that would suggest you are upto 110ish if it were in the gallery plug. My recordings are as per the defis.

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    Having done some quick investigation of parts on Think Auto's site (they are part of Mocal I think) there is a big saving going to steel fittings, but still with the stainless braided hoses.

    I think about 150 would cover the costs, but it would be more like 250 with aerospace fittings.

    Power Engineering do the latter for 300 plus vat for comparison.

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